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Billy Corgan: ‘The Future of the Smashing Pumpkins is Kinda Murky’

The frontman said he doesn't want to be trapped by the past

Billy Corgan — excuse me, William Corgan — is unsure about what’s going to happen to the Smashing Pumpkins. In an interview with Peru’s Radio Oasis earlier this month, Corgan said the band’s future is “kinda murky,” adding that he only had plans for the band through the end of the year but had no definite plans for the group after that. The Smashing Pumpkins did break up way back in 2000, but the alt-rock heroes reformed with a new lineup in 2007.

“I feel like I really need to evaluate the musical purpose of the Pumpkins, because more and more of the audience is fixated on the past,” Corgan said. “I know a lot of the audience will say, ‘Well, I like your music better from the ’90s, than say the music you’re making today.’ But I know they’re not listening to the music of today as much as they were listening to that music.” The lead Pumpkin went on to say he didn’t want to “exist in something that is sort of fading like an iceberg into the past.” Watch the full interview above.