Jeff Schroeder offers update on new Smashing Pumpkins record: “It's a big, sprawling thing”

[L-R] Jeff Schroeder and Billy Corgan
(Image credit: Burak Cingi/Redferns)

Last year, Billy Corgan revealed that The Smashing Pumpkins were working on a 33-track “rock opera” sequel to Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and Machina/The Machines Of God.

In an announcement last October, the frontman said that the record “in many ways completes the circle on everything we started and weren't able to finish at that time”, adding that he and his bandmates are “very excited”.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.