(04-10-2011) Группа ответила на вопросы фанов.
Вчера состоялась конференция в режиме вопрос-ответ, с группой Smashing Pumpkins. Вот некоторые ответы Билли на вопросы своих фанатов.
Что\Кто вдохновил назвать новый альбом "Oceania"?
Женщина из Австралии.
Как вы думаете Zeitgeist был правильным альбомом в нужное время?
Нет. Неправильный альбом в неправильное время. Это - правильная группа в нужное время.
Когда выйдет переиздание Gish и Siamese Dream?
В конце ноября.
Как будет называться тур в поддержку альбома Oceania?
Тур называется "The Other Side of the Kaleidoscope"
Во время вашего тура по Великобритании будет ли исполняться материал с альбома Gish?
Создавая музыку вы делаете ее для фанатов или для себя?
Я всегда пишу музыку для себя.
В ближайшем будущем есть ли планы сыграть акустический концерт?
Думали ли вы, что ваша музыка будет вдохновлять людей разных культур и поколений?
Нет. Мечты сбываются.
Когда мы сможем узнать больше деталей о предстоящих переизданиях, таких как трек лист, бонусы?
На следующей неделе!
Как Вы получили звук гитары на "Stellar"?
Roland DE-P 5!
Кто повлиял на вас как на артиста?
William Burroughs, Pablo Пикассо, Jimi Hendrix, Jack Kerouac
Q1: What’s the inspiration behind the album title Oceania?
A1: A woman from Australia. – Billy
Q2: How much input/freedom did the others have in the recording of Oceania?
A2: We were all encouraged/supported in writing our parts. – Nicole
Q3: Is there the possibility of a Canadian tour? If so, which cities?
A3: I love hockey so I hope so. -Jeff
Q4: How do the new band members feel about the old songs? Do they think that they need to be tweaked, or remain as is?
A4: Some stuff has to be fairly precise, but for the most part our feel compliments it fairly nicely -Mike
Q5: Do you feel that Zeitgeist was the right album at the right time?
A5: No. Wrong album, wrong time. This is the right band and right time -Billy
Q6: Are you going on tour in 2012 – how many cities and who is the opening act?
A6: We will release “Oceania” in early 2012. We are focusing on this year’s tour for now. -Smashing Pumpkins
Q7: What new CD are you listening to right now?
A7: Young Widows www.youngwidows.net – Mike / St. Vincent – Strange Mercy http://strangemercy.com - Nicole
Q8: When will the Gish and Siamese Dream reissues come out?
A8: End of November – Billy
Q9: What is this tour being called- is it the Oceania tour? Just curious what the t-shirts will say/look like. :)
A9: The tour is The Other Side of the Kaleidoscope. Some of the artwork is here bit.ly/pN1ro -Smashing Pumpkins
Q10: Will their be some Gish material played on the UK leg of the tour? My favourite SP record
A10: Yes! Lots! -Billy
Q11: What is your favorite track off Oceania & why?
A11: Violet Rays – It’s a heart shredder -Nicole
Q12: What do the four of you do to build chemistry and have fun as a group apart from playing music?
A12: Mini-Golf -Mike
Q13: Are you afraid to sing live, knowing that your vocals sound very different from the album?
A13: No. It’s just a different forum altogether. -Billy
Q14: Would love to see liner notes/lyrics in a book per era or within the reissues. Any chance of that?
A14: Yes! All of that! -Smashing Pumpkins , SPRecordClub
Q15: How/do you draw the distinction between making music for yourself vs. sp fans?
A15: I have always made music for myself first. -Billy
Q16: Do the pumpkins plan on doing any acoustic shows in the near future ?
A16: Yes. -Billy
Q17: When Nicole recorded bass on Oceania songs demo-ed by Billy & Mark Tulin, how much original bass work did she add?
A17: All bass work on Oceania are my original parts. -Nicole
Q18: Will the SPRC be free, or do we need to pay cash money?
A18: Always free to join- no membership fee. -Billy
Q19: If I could have written any song by another artist ’1979? would definitely be one- what would you choose?
A19: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath -Billy
Q20: Who are the supporting acts in the uk???
A20: Ringo Deathstar -Jeff
Q21: Did you ever imagine that your music would inspire people for so many different cultures and generations?
A21: No. A dream come true. Really. -Billy
Q22: Will there be more tour dates and cities added to this current SP tour?
A22: No. We head to Europe for November/December -Smashing Pumpkins
Q23: Are there track listings for Oceania?!
A23: Oceania tracks> //Quasar/Stella P & the People Mover//Panopticon//The Celestials//Violet Rays//My Love is Winter//One Diamond, One Heart//Pinwheels//Oceania//Pale Horse//The Chimera//Glissandra//Inkless//Wildflower// -Billy
Q24: Cat person or dog person?
A24: Both! -Billy / Bear person -Mike / Duck person -Nicole
Q25: What release frequency does the band plan on for the Record Club? 1 track at a time or a collection? Weekly? Monthly?
A25: It will vary but it will be consistent -SP Record Club
Q26: Can each member name their favorite song off of the new album?
A26: Currently Wildflower -Billy
Q27: Do you have any plans on releasing a compilation of your live performances starting from Gish era till present?
A27: Watch the SPRC…. -Smashing Pumpkins, SP Record Club
Q28: When can we expect more details about the re-issues, like a tracklist for the extra discs?
A28: Next week! But we didn’t tell you that -SP Record Club
Q29: What are the band’s favourite songs to play live?
A29: Hummer -Nicole
Q30: Do Jeff and Nicole ever smile on stage? You guys always look so serious live. :)
A30: :-D -Smashing Pumpkins
Q31: How did you get your guitar sound on “Stellar”?
A31: Roland DE-P 5! -Billy
Q32: When will more details about SPRC be revealed? Content, pricing, formats, etc. We’re all very excited!
A32: We will be revealing all sorts of things in the next few months… -SP Record Club
Q33: Portillo’s or Al’s?
A33: Always Portillo’s!! -Billy
Q34: Hey, Billy! I am wondering what your favorite book is. Also, what are you currently reading? Thanks!!
A34: Valis by Philip K Dick -Billy
Q35: If you were given a chance to perform with any musician alive, who would it be? And which song would you play?
A35: I would love to play with Ritchie Blackmore on the Rainbow song, ‘Catch the Rainbow’ -Billy
Q36: Billy: who influenced you as an artist?
A36: I was influenced as an artist by William Burroughs, Pablo Picasso, Jimi Hendrix, Jack Kerouac -Billy
Q37: Billy, will you release a book someday?
A37: I’m writing a book right now actually, which will come out next year. It’s called ‘God is Everywhere from here to there’ -Billy