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Three original Smashing Pumpkins members photographed in studio

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Three original Smashing Pumpkins members were photographed together in the studio on Tuesday (January 16th). Founder and frontman William Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin were joined at a Los Angeles recording studio by original guitarist James Iha, prompting Corgan to write on Instagram, "@smashingpumpkins: Not sure what cross-eyed spy took this photo, but we had a visitor to the studio the other day. So many memories when you put the three of us together. @jamesihaofficial @chamberdrums #WPC.”

  • Corgan also wrote, “Life is wonderful. Keep moving. I could complain (because there are always irritants to the rainbow in my mind) but ’tis more graceful to stay inspired. To see all as being in it’s perfect place.. #beherenow."
  • Iha joined Corgan, Chamberlin and the rest of the current Pumpkins lineup for three performances in the spring of 2016. Since then, Corgan has also mended ties with long-estranged bassist D'Arcy Wretzky and spoken openly about the possibility of a reunion tour.
  • Corgan discussed the chances of the original quartet playing live together again last year, saying, "(A reunion tour) has been knocked about . . . But I'll say this and I mean it: If we never play a note together again, that's okay. I'm way, way more interested in the fact that we have peace with each other."
  • Corgan and Chamberlin have been in the studio recently working on a song called "Route 666," but it's unclear if that is intended as a Pumpkins track or something else. Corgan released a solo album last year called Ogilala and claims to have more new music on the way in 2018, while the rumors of a full-blown Pumpkins reunion continue to percolate.

 

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CHECK IT OUT: Here's the post and pic from the studio

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