Last year, as The Smashing Pumpkins were still readying the release of Cyr, singer / guitarist Billy Corgan revealed that they were already hard at work on a follow-up to 1995’s Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness double-album. Now, guitarist Jeff Schroeder has given an update on their progress to Audio Ink Radio.
“We’re about halfway through working on another big album, which is, basically, I guess, a sequel to Mellon Collie… and Machina,” he said. “So it’s the third in a trilogy, more of a concept-based album. And this one is 33 songs.
“We’ve been working for basically the whole year on it,” he continued. “But we’re in the middle of real tracking and stuff right now. James [Iha, guitar] and I are working out here in LA. Drums are basically done, so Jimmy’s [Chamberlin, drums] done his part. But Billy is working in Chicago, and I’m out here in LA, and James is in LA, so we’re ploughing through it. That’ll probably take most of the rest of the year – it’s a big, sprawling thing.”