After teasing with singles “Cyr” and “The Colour of Love”, The Smashing Pumpkins are finally ready to unleash their 11th studio album, Cyr, on the world.
The 20 track, double album by alternative rock royalty will be out on November 27, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin sat down with HEAVY during the week to discuss the album and many other surprises.
We started by asking him if he still feels nerves after 30 plus years in the music industry.
“Yeah, I don’t,” he laughed. “I wish I did! I’m excited, just not nervous. I think at this point… releasing the singles before the album really gives you… it’s like peeking in at the birthday party so you kind of know there’s a birthday party, if you know what I mean. We’re excited about the response to the records and the response to the singles thus far so we’re happy to lay it all out there and see what people think of the rest of the record. This is probably the best we’ve felt about a release since… I don’t even know when… since Machina. We haven’t really had this kind of warm, fuzzy vibe. We’re used to being like punished little children when we release music.”
In the full interview Jimmy talks about life inside one of the worlds biggest bands, their idea of a touring rock opera style concert, memories of three decades in the band, some of the band’s music videos and stories behind them, juggling family and music, the ups and downs of being in The Smashing Pumpkins, his animal collection and more.
Watch “Cyr” below: