Bill’s Corner: Would the Smashing Pumpkins call it quits if Oceania isn’t well-received?

Crestfallen.com: Some media outlets gleaned from your interview on Billboard.com that the Smashing Pumpkins may call it quits if Oceania isn’t well-received. What is your response to these reports?

Billy: I would say those reports are irresponsible. We are very happy together as a band and as friends, and there are no plans to disband, nor any discussions about disbanding. My point was if Oceania is not well received, it would be time to change our FOCUS as a band. I have plenty of projects that have been sitting on the shelf for awhile that I’d be more than happy for us to get into. That said, Oceania is a record we are very proud of and we hope people feel about it as strongly as we do.

8 Comments

  1. Hahah, I’m glad he elaborated his answer, I just thought the reply was going to be “No”. =P

  2. Thanks for asking this! Tbh I didn’t think that was what he meant until I read everyone’s reactions. Thank God he’s not planning on disbanding.

  3. Good question! I do think those reports were way off and out of context. The pumpkins are in their prime in my eyes 🙂

  4. oh, so he just means he will give up on the teargarden concept that he has basically already given up on. cool I get it.

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