Billy Corgan just keeps fanning the flames. In a new profile for The New York Times, The Smashing Pumpkins frontman talks about the band’s reunion tour, recording new music, and his ongoing feud with former bassist D’arcy Wretzky. The two have been going back and forth publicly about her involvement with the reunion. Wretzky even posted text messages where Corgan invited her to the reunion and appears to rescind it later.
Things got uglier when she did a tell-all interview saying she thought Corgan “may have a brain tumor.” Things got worse when an unflattering photo of Wretzky was leaked online by Corgan’s friend, DJ Mancow.
Previously, Corgan responded to the subsequent events by saying he wasn’t interested in talking about it anymore. Seems like he changed his mind in this new interview.
“I think what she did demonstrates why she couldn’t be involved,” Corgan said. “I was vulnerable and shared things and trusted that there was a reason to give it a chance, despite plenty of empirical evidence that that was not a wise decision.” That bridge is now burned “forever,” he added.
Aside from that, he spoke about eight new songs produced by Rick Rubin, that will be released on two EPs later this year. Read the entire interview here.
The Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour kicks off July 12 in Glendale, AZ and wraps up September 7 in Nampa, ID. Tickets are on sale now. Find all the tour dates here.