"When I played the final Smashing Pumpkins show on the night of December 2,2000, I walked off the Metro stage believing that I was forever leaving a pieceof my life behind. I naively tried to start a new band, but found that my heartwasn't in it. I moved away to pursue a love that I once had but got lost. So I moved back home to heal what was broken in me, and to my surprise I found what Iwas looking for. I found that my heart is in Chicago, and that my heart is in The Smashing Pumpkins."For a year now I have walked around with a secret, a secret I chose to keep. But now I want you to be among the first to know that I have made plans to renew and revive The Smashing Pumpkins. I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams. In this desire I feel I have come home again.
“The level of dysfunctionality that was attributed to the band in publicwas nothing compared to the dysfunctionality that actually went on.”-- B. Corgan, on the Pumpkins