Smashing Pumpkins have released a new song called “Solara”. It marks the band’s first recording to feature frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin together in 18 years. The track, which was produced by Rick Rubin, also features longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
The Pumpkins will perform “Solara” on Monday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.
Corgan, Iha and Chamberlin last played together on 2000’s “Untitled”. “Untitled” was Iha’s last Pumpkins recording prior to “Solara”, while Chamberlin’s was 2009’s “FOL”.
Original SP bassist D’Arcy Wretzky is is not taking part at all in the band’s reunion after recently claiming that Corgan offered to have her come out and do sporadic appearances on the upcoming reunion tour.