Between bad-mouthing former members of the band as well as fellow contemporaries and posing with cats and creating shows based on wrestling, it’s almost shocking that Billy Corgan has had the time to record a new album.
Just yesterday, the Smashing Pumpkins released their new album Moments to an Elegy which features all four recently released singles, “Drum + Fife,” “Being Beige,” “One and All,” and “Tiberius.”
During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Corgan hinted that the band’s next album, 2015’s Day for Night, might just be their last one.
“The next album is like the end, end, end” he admitted when he was asked about the pre-planning that went into making the ongoing trilogy a reality.
Moments to an Elegy marks the second installment of their Teargarden by Kaleidyscope trilogy which began with 2012’s Oceania.
But with Corgan, you can never be too sure about what he means by “the end”; is it the end for the band or the end of the trilogy.
“Honestly, I think the fanbase is gone,” said Corgan to the reporter.
“I would define a fan as someone who explores the depths of the artist’s work and allows the artist to show you something. It’s not up to the artist to walk you by the hand. I don’t think there are many of those people who exist. I’d say they’re in the low thousands.”
Sorry Billy, we’re pretty sure the people who went out to buy the new album as well as its predecessors would beg to differ with your opinion.
As usual, we’ll take Corgan’s hint of the end with a grain of salt until it’s actually confirmed by everyone in the band.