Billy Corgan has 65 unreleased songs Ready For a Zwan box set
Smashing Pumpkins‘ frontman Billy Corgan was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone and talked about a new box set he’s working on for his side-project supergroup, Zwan!
Corgan was asked about Zwan’s only album ‘Mary Star Of The Sea’ and how it recently turned 20, and would there be a reissue at some point. He said, “Actually, I’m working on the box set right now. I think there’s 65 unreleased songs.”
As for when you can expect it to be released, “Not sure. I’m setting up a new business model with the Thirty Tigers company that we’re working with. Atum is a good model. I think I’ll be able to release these projects through them. That’s because they can handle the independent record stores and all that type of stuff for ordering, because otherwise I’m just putting it out myself and that’s very difficult.
“I’m working on the box as we speak. I’m very excited because honestly, I personally think the best Zwan music didn’t get released — the acoustic side of the band, which is really what we should have done, and not tried to do an alternative pop record. That would’ve been the stronger effort, I think, and a more timeless thing.”
I’ve warmed up to Corgan’s work over the years. Personally, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Metallica all overshadowed the Pumpkins.
I look forward to hearing this box set and what Billy has up his sleeve.