Smashing Pumpkins reforming for fests?
The US weekender, Coachella, looks set to further bolster its reputation as the festival 'fixer' of broken bands by staging a sensational Smashing Pumpkins reunion. Could they be heading to the UK too?
According to reports, a Smashing Pumpkins reunion could be on the cards with the rumour mill suggesting that The White Stripes, Depeche Mode and The Strokes could be joining them at the top of the two day bill.
Other bands being talked about include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Maximo Park, Massive Attack, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Editors, Ordinary Boys, Secret Machines, Sufjan Stevens, Underworld and Bright Eyes.
This year's Coachella Festival takes place on 30 and 31 April in the Mojave Desert near Palm Springs. Click here for more.
The festival has had a hand in several high profile band reunions in recent years. Most famously, Coachella provided the springboard for the Pixies' reunion tour when they played there in 2004.
Bauhaus followed suit last year and Cocteau Twins were due to get back together for the festival until an eleventh hour hitch.
Reforming Smashing Pumpkins would perhaps not be quite as big a coup as frontman Billy Corgan has hinted at its possibility in the last few months.
He recently wrote on his website: "The surprise I have in store for you all will be announced soon enough. Hold on to your horses. After all, good things surely comes to those who wait....Don't you just love the suspense?"
A performance at Coachella could well precede a tour and possibly festival dates in the UK.
Smashing Pumpkins split in 2000 after the release of their final album 'Machina'. Following the split Corgan formed Zwan (pictured above) but they split after one record.