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Smashing Pumpkins reunion: Last day in studio, but who’s on bass?

Kris February 8, 2018 Blog, Music News Comments Off on Smashing Pumpkins reunion: Last day in studio, but who’s on bass?

This Smashing Pumpkins reunion has heated up quickly over the last month but the mystery of who will be playing bass lingers on despite the fact that the band is in the studio right now. Last month pictures leaked of Billy Corgan in studio with original guitarist James Iha and original drummer Jimmy Chamberlain. Shortly after original bassist D’Arcy Wretsky revealed that she wouldn’t be part of the reunion. Collaborator Jeff Schroeder was rumoured to be filling her place but Corgan shot those rumours down. Now that more photo’s from their studio sessions are surfacing we can see mixing desk albels with Corgan, Iha and Shroeder all on guitar with another pot labelled simply ‘Bass’.

The mystery continues. The good news is that they may be wrapped on recording the new album after one photo shared by Billy Corgan showed that Chamberlain’s drum kit had been dismantled, speaking of approaching the final stages. Apparently Corgan sang five songs in one day. No bassist but legend Rick Rubin is producing the album, which apparently has ‘over 26 songs in various states of completion, production, insanity’. Fans are speculating that this could lead to yet another double record akin to ‘Mellon Collie And The Inifinite Sadness’. Who knows, Rick Rubin has been known to help a band return to form like he did with Metallica and Black Sabbath. Maybe the Pumpkins are next!

Photos from the studio

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