With Axl Rose doing the impossible and getting Slash and Duff McKagan to rejoin Guns N’ Roses, people are now looking at Billy Corgan to do the same with the original Smashing Pumpkins lineup.
Well Jennifer Wiegel, as reported by Alternative Nation, asked him about the possibility of a full band reunion and he doesn’t seem keen.
““I know who they (James Iha and D’arcy Wretzky) are and they know who I am. I think the only way to answer every one of these questions is I have no interest in doing anything that’s inorganic,” Billy starts.
“I have people in my band now that I talk to and they don’t want to talk to me and I don’t want to talk to them. If they were lying on the side of the road, I would stop my car and bring them to the hospital but we don’t send Christmas cards to each other. There’s no relationship. And so when you’re talking about the natural human instinct to find forgiveness and heal a relationship, I think that never ends. That’s a human thing but it has nothing to do with the band or people creating memories.
“The business of it all, I find quite gross,” he continues. “I think people rarely get out of those things [original reunions] what they think they’re gonna get. Because when a relationship breaks, and I would take it back more to something you’ve experienced in your family life or your romantic life, when a relationship breaks there are times it’s not gonna get any better.
“There’s no temptation there for me. Strictly on my part I think it’s like, ‘Would I like to find peace?’ Absolutely, of course. But beyond all the other stuff, I can’t even imagine that I’d being able to watch.”
We’ll take that as a no then.
The Smashing Pumpkins released ‘Monuments To An Elegy‘ back in 2014 with ‘Day For Night‘ due out at some point in 2016.