Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan has vengeance on his mind, and says the next Smashing Pumpkins album will be “a cruel record.” Speaking to MTV Hive, the veteran frontman said, “I'm starting to write new songs for the next Pumpkins album. I’ve got a lot going on. I have a title … but I won't tell. It's going to be a cruel record. Vengeance is mine."

Corgan went on to say the growing tendency of bands to dig into their back catalogs is a bad idea. “That overly sentimental culture as a new business model is really weak,” he said. “I'm in my 40s, I should be making new music predominantly. I think that that expectation that's been created is really bad for people."

Corgan also backed away from his previously-stated goal of releasing a new Smashing Pumpkins album by the end of next year. “That's really ambitious, because we're still touring, and I've never been successful writing on tour,” he said. “I don't even try. So even if we went into the studio in November when we come off of this tour, it's still pretty ambitious to have it out by then."