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Smashing Pumpkins’ new album is “the best record Billy Corgan’s ever written”

on May 17, 2014, 11:48am

If Tommy Lee is to be believed, and why shouldn’t he (?), Billy Corgan is about to deliver “the best record he’s ever written.” Lee, who is drumming on Smashing Pumpkins’ forthcoming LP Monuments To An Elegy, spoke to Billboard about the recording process. He added, “These are like epic, goose-bump songs. It sounds like the first couple of Smashing Pumpkins records. I was fucking blown away.”

Lee said he’s already recorded demos with Corgan in Los Angeles and plans to return to the studio in a few weeks to track the songs. Corgan previously said he expects the album, along with a second Pumpkins LP called Day For Night, to be released in 2015. He described the albums’ sound by saying, “think: ‘guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars;’ but more so on the epic side of things than say, grossly metallic.”

(Read: Dissected: Smashing Pumpkins)

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