SMASHING PUMPKINS Staying Smashed?
Launch Radio Networks reports: When the lineup for this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is revealed later today (Monday, January 30), rumors are rampant that the reunited SMASHING PUMPKINS will be one of the headliners. But according to FMQB.com, a spokesperson for frontman Billy Corgan's record label told a San Diego radio station that reports of the PUMPKINS appearing were false. When asked if the band was pulling out, the spokesperson said, "We never knew they were in to back out." Corgan, however, recorded last year's solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace", for Reprise, while the PUMPKINS were signed to the Virgin label.
Speculation about the PUMPKINS appearing at Coachella began nearly two weeks ago. The annual alternative music festival will take place on April 29 and April 30 in Indio, California. So far only DEPECHE MODE has been confirmed to headline on the 29th.
Corgan promised that he would reform the band last June. In a recent posting on his web site, Corgan wrote, "The surprise I have in store for you all will be announced soon enough..." No other details about the potential reunion have surfaced.
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