Smashing Pumpkins, in arrivo un nuovo album

Dopo la fotografia pubblicata da Corgan qualche tempo fa – che lo ritraeva in studio di registrazione insieme ai membri storici della band James Iha e Jimmy Chamberlain -, ora è arrivata la conferma: gli Smashing Pumpkins stanno lavorando a un nuovo album, e in cabina di regia c’è Rick Rubin.

L’annuncio è arrivato direttamente da Corgan, con un lungo post condiviso su Instagram insieme a una sua foto degli anni ’90. Ecco il testo: «Ho avuto una vita folle. In senso buono, sì, ma comunque folle. Ricordo grossomodo gli anni in cui mi hanno scattato questa foto – 1993 o 1994 – ma non so nient’altro, come non ricordo quasi nulla del periodo che va dal 1991 al 2004. Forse è per questo che non riesco a voler ricordare, forse è il risultato di quegli anni sfocati. Ed è così che sono arrivato a questo momento, e come fanno molti altri condivido una finestra sulla mia vita. Per esempio: siamo in studio di registrazione con Rick Rubin, ma se non pubblicassi una sua foto, seduto come Buddha al mixer, non ne sapreste nulla».

I’ve had a crazy life. Good crazy, but crazy nonetheless. For example. I saw this picture of myself the other day. Besides having a generally good idea of when it was taken (1993 or 1994) I don’t remember actually taking the photo, nor do I remember countless others like it between the years 1991-2004. Now, perhaps that says something about my inability or desire to remember, but I’d argue it’s an unfortunate result of the blur of those years. Which leads me to this time, or this moment, where like so many, I share a window (curated as it is) into my crazy life. 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. (As fact, it was an IV full of vitamins and homeopathy to assist in getting over this vicious flu). So yes, was sick, and no, not serious in any way nor would I share such info here because this window I’d prefer to be one where you see the sunlight streaming through. The only addendum to that is when I saw how others were reacting to their perception of my misguided and poorly worded message, I chose not to react in kind; in essence I let the shadows cast be whatever you-they-them want to believe. Because we live now in a world where perception often outweighs reality, and that’s fine. So to that, here’s a new pic I just took of me with my sandy-brown, curly hair flowing in the studio breeze. Lots of love, WPC #wpc

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