BILLY CORGAN Says ZWAN Are No More

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan has confirmed that his latest band, ZWAN, are no more, according to Dotmusic.com.

Speaking to U.S. radio station WGN-Ch 9, Corgan said he had disbanded the group, suggesting that the experience had became mundane.

"My heart was in SMASHING PUMPKINS," he explained. "I really enjoyed my experience with ZWAN, but at the end of the day, without that sense of deeper family loyalty, it just becomes like anything else."

He added: "Our attitude with the PUMPKINS was, it was a do or die proposition, and that got us through all the hard times we went through, particularly with the PUMPKINS where we had two members with serious drug problems."

ZWAN, who formed in 2000, released one critically acclaimed album, "Mary, Star Of The Sea", in February 2003. That set has gone on to sell over 270,000 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Corgan is expected to focus on solo material. He is also due to showcase his first book of poetry in his hometown of Chicago this week (September 17).

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