Billy Corgan Thinks New Smashing Pumpkins Album Sounds like Nirvana + GNR
By Katrina Nattress
November 4, 2018
Billy Corgan has been having fun with Instagram story Q&As, and in his most recent edition the Smashing Pumpkins frontman told fans the band's upcoming album SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN. sounds like a mix between Nirvana's Nevermind and Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction.
Alternative Nation was able to transcribe the full Q&A. Take a look below, and watch out for the new album on November 16th.
What sound would No Past, No Future, No Sun closest resemble to previous records, if any?
Appetite For Nevermind.
Will there be a tour in 2019 and will it be album specific?
Touring looks good. Touring around LP, no. Like I’ve said, we are not returning to theaters unless it’s for deep cuts shows.
What’s the most significant conclusion you’ve arrived at from your efforts so far?
For every pundit who’d declared SP dead as a force, well, they were proven wrong in spades. I told people in business over and over through the years the fans would stick by us and you did.
Do you think we will ever discover Atlantis?
I have a pretty good idea we know where it is. There is certainly plenty of evidence.
Do you think a longer tour of Europe with a smaller production than Shiny will be possible in the near future?
No, I refuse. I played plenty of smaller shows under SP banner between 2009-2015(?). Those days are over.
Did you ever see a fanmade [MACHINA] track order that was close to matching your vision/storyline?
I read that guy’s take and running order and it was all self-important bullshit. Honestly, a waste of my time.
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