With his TNA Wrestling lawsuit firmly in the rearview mirror, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced another new project on the heels of his Siddartha box set.
Taking to Facebook Live today (January 10), Corgan revealed that his latest undertaking would be titled #ThirtyDays and would draw from his documentary project he completed last year. Unlike the former film work, Corgan said that the new journey will see him travel around the United States for 30 days, documenting his experiences and sharing videos said to feature new music and interviews with people he meets.
Corgan went further in elaborating on three separate musical projects that will take place over the course of #ThirtyDays. The first, currently titled 50x50, will see the Pumpkins leader collect 50 of his own favourite songs he's written for a bit of "personal reflection" before he turns 50 years old this year. Corgan said he looks to collect 50 tracks during the project and have them rerecorded by the end of 2017.
Corgan then revealed that the second project will be an album of 10 to 12 cover songs, while the third will see Corgan write for a new solo record.
"Like last year, I'm sort of remiss to play new music too soon," he said. "So I won't necessarily be sharing that music, but I'd like to at least talk about some of the process involved, and maybe there's opportunity to talk about the new album as that's coming."
Corgan also mentioned work on an album with Rick Rubin in the video, potentially referencing a solo project he had finished recording in California last year. It would mark his first solo outing since the release of TheFutureEmbrace in 2005.
Last year, Corgan also promised "big things" in the world of the Smashing Pumpkins, along with forming an entirely new band with Pumpkins axeman Jeff Schroeder.
Watch Corgan detail the #ThirtyDays project in the player below.