Smashing Pumpkins are working on not one but two new albums, according to guitarist Jeff Schroeder

Smashing Pumpkins perform at DTE Energy Music Theater on August 14, 2019 in Clarkston, Michigan.
(Image credit: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

Yamaha recently sat down with Smashing Pumpkins electric guitar player Jeff Schroeder for a wide-ranging conversation about music, guitars and gear.

In the video chat, the first episode in Yamaha’s new On the Bench | Artist Check-in series, Schroeder tells Yamaha Senior Guitar Designer and Luthier Pat Campolattano that while 2020 was slated to be a “semi-busy” year for the Pumpkins, including festival dates and a run with Guns N’ Roses, he’s still staying occupied.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.