SMASHING PUMPKINS: Video Interview With BILLY CORGAN Available

SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan's recent interview with Spinner.com in which he admitted that breaking the band up in 2000 was a "mistake" can be viewed in two parts below.

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS recently released "A Song For A Son" online for free as the first offering from their upcoming album, "Teargarden By Kaleidyscope", a 44-song work that is being recorded now. "A Song For A Son" was made available on December 7 via AOL Music's Spinner.com as an online exclusive and can be downloaded for free at the new PUMPKINS site. The site is also offering a widget enabling fans to host the song anywhere on the web.

As Corgan has said about the album, which will be released one song a time until all 44 tracks are out, "Each song will be made available absolutely for free, to anyone anywhere. There will be no strings attached. Free will mean free, which means you won't have to sign up for anything, give an email address, or jump through a hoop. You will be able to go and take the song or songs as you wish, as many times as you wish."

"A Song For A Son" is emblematic of the entire collection of music, which Corgan has said "harkens back to the original psychedelic roots of the SMASHING PUMPKINS; atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty."

"Teargarden By Kaleidyscope" will be issued independently (release date to be announced) now that the band are free agents, and the PUMPKINS are planning a world tour slated for spring 2010.

"Teargarden By Kaleidyscope", Corgan has said, "is based on 'The Fool's Journey', as signified in the progress of the Tarot, the intention is to approach the work by breaking down the journey of life into four phases as made by different characters depicted in major arcana cards: the Child, the Fool, the Skeptic and the Mystic.

Upon the album's completion, explained Corgan, "it will be compiled into a deluxe box set which will also be made available for sale. Those who have bought the EPs need not worry, as the box set will not be a recompilation of the limited edition pieces."

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