Billy Corgan hints at new Rick Rubin produced Smashing Pumpkins record
Smashing Pumpkins fans, it’s time to get excited! If Billy Corgan’s Instagram is anything to go by there is a new record on the way from the legendary group with Rick Rubin at the helm.
Rubin has a long history with Corgan and the group, he previously worked with the Pumpkins during the Adore sessions in 1997 andproduced a version of “Let Me Give the World to You” that ended up being scrapped by Corgan and didn’t see the light of day until a reissue of Adore in 2014. More recently, he was at the helm for Corgan’s 2017 solo album, Ogilala.
Last weekend, front-man Billy Corgan took to Instagram to confirm that he was back in the studio with Rick Rubin. In the post he wanted to assure followers that he was in good health after he posted a photo with a caption about “making peace with God.”
“I share a window (curated as it is) into my crazy life,” Corgan wrote in the note. He added: “As an example, we are currently in the studio with Rick Rubin. But unless I show you a picture of Rick sitting Buddha-like at a mixing desk, you probably wouldn’t know that.”
“Or when I, in a very naive way, post a shot with a needle in my arm and ramble on about making peace with God and time left on dear ‘ol Earth, it sent some signal to friends and associates alike that I was sick or wanted other’s sympathy,” he continued to assuage fears of his well-being, adding that “it was an IV full of vitamins and homeopathy to assist in getting over this vicious flu.”
Since then, both Corgan and Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin have shared photos from inside Rubin’s famous Malibu recording studio.