The Smashing Pumpkins Won’t Play Shows for 20th Anniversary of “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness”

Image Courtesy of Martha's MusicThe Smashing Pumpkins' seminal double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness turns 20 in 2015, but Billy Corgan won't be celebrating. In an interview with NME, The Pumpkins frontman says he won't be playing any anniversary shows next year.

"I've always wanted to drag Smashing Pumpkins forward," he says. "I've got absolutely no interest in looking back. That kind of nostalgia puts an albatross around artists' necks. I don't want that. It's a trend that I think is really regressive."

Elsewhere in the interview, Corgan clarifies that he is not disbanding The Pumpkins after the release of their next two albums, Monuments to an Elegy and Day for Night.

"All I'm saying is audiences are not interested in buying rock albums in large quantities any more any more and the music industry refuses to adapt to that," he says. "It doesn't frustrate me because I'll just move on to something else."

Monuments to an Elegy will be released on December 9. Day for Night is due out in 2015.

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