Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan has revealed he is working on a solo record with Rick Rubin.
The singer posted a lengthy video update on Facebook over the weekend, giving fans a few indications of what to expect next.
Billy Corgan is working on solo material, with Rick Rubin overseeing sessions:
I have talked a little bit about how I'm making a solo record. I haven’t talked about who I made the solo record with. I actually made the solo record with Rick Rubin, my longtime friend, and one of the greatest producers in the history of rock and roll. We finished all the basic recordings. I think we recorded about 12 or 13 songs. I'm set to go back out to the west coast at some point to finish up a few things, but for the most part the record is done. I don't have a due date on when that's going to be coming out.
Elsewhere, the songwriter is also working with Sierra Swan:
I’m also currently writing a batch of songs for an album for Ms. Sierra Swan, my favorite singer in the world, who I’ve produced an album with before, but on this album all the songs will be written by me.
On the Smashing Pumpkins front, the group might tour once again, might record new material, and the band's catalogue might find its way to vinyl once again:
We’re going to start release archival stuff from the band’s early history, sort of 88-92 era, live recordings that we have in the archives. We're going to offer those on vinyl and also offer those available on digital. So, we’ll be announcing pretty soon how to get those...There are some songs on there that haven’t been released, I don’t even know if they’ve ever been bootlegged.
Check out the video below.