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Billy Corgan: Smashing Pumpkins' Fate Rests On New Albums

Billy Corgan: Smashing Pumpkins' Fate Rests On New Albums

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Billy Corgan says there's a lot riding on the next two Smashing Pumpkins albums.  He tells The Chicago Tribune that after Monuments to an Elegy and Day for Night are released, he'll decided whether or not it's time to "bail on this ship for good." 

Corgan says it's harder than ever to reach music fans, and he says it's important that the new albums have an immediate impact.  He explains that he's not willing to wait around 15 to 20 years for someone to tell him his music is good. 

Monuments to an Elegy is slated for release later this year, while Day for Night is scheduled to come out in 2015. 

In the meantime, Corgan kept himself busy this weekend with a solo gig Saturday night at the Ravinia Festival just outside of Chicago.  He played a career-spanning, three-hour set including a nine-song suite made up of songs from the Pumpkins' classic Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

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