Listen to The Smashing Pumpkins' First Reunion Song, "Solara"
Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin are back together for their first new song in 18 years, the Rick Rubin-produced "Solara."
The Smashing Pumpkins' original lineup is (mostly) back with their first song in 18 whole entire years, the Rick Rubin-produced "Solara". First leaked on Thursday, "Solara" finds the band's original lineup, minus D'Arcy Wretzky, playing together for the first time since their 2000 record Machina/The Machines of God. Listen to "Solara" below:
Because of Wretzky's absence––itself a very fraught and saddening situation—this isn't, like, a proper """"reunion"""", but hey, it's probably the closest thing we'll ever get to it. Smashing Pumpkins are set to begin their reunion tour, featuring this lineup, next month.
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This article originally appeared on Noisey AU.