Smashing Pumpkins have released a new song called “Solara,” which marks the band’s first recording to feature frontman William Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin playing together in 18 years.
The track, which was produced by Rick Rubin, also features longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. Corgan, Iha and Chamberlin last played together on the album Machina II/The Friends And Enemies Of Modern Music in 2000, while the last release to feature Chamberlin was 2007’s Zeitgeist.
The Pumpkins will perform “Solara” on Monday night’s (June 11th) edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The song is said to be one of at least eight that the semi-reunited Pumpkins have been recording and intend to release, although when the others arrive remains to be determined.
Original Pumpkins bassist D’Arcy Wretzky is is not taking part in the band’s reunion after recently claiming that Corgan offered to have her come out and do only sporadic appearances on the upcoming reunion tour.