Billy Corgan Teams With Rick Rubin For New Solo Album

Billy Corgan has a new solo album coming out, and it’s produced by Rick Rubin. More on the album in a second. But first…

How has Rick Rubin never worked with Billy Corgan or Smashing Pumpkins before? That just seems like an obviously perfect pairing! Look at the list of great acts Rubin has produced in the past: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Metallica, Weezer, U2, Aerosmith, Beastie Boys, and so many more. And of course there is his incredible work on the late career revival of the legendary Johnny Cash.

On October 13, we’ll finally hear what magic Billy and Rick can conjure in the studio. Ogilala is the new Rubin-produced solo album by Billy Corgan… or William Patrick Corgan (WPC), as he seems to be branding himself for this release. The first single from the album is “Aeronaut”:

Am I the only one getting a bit of a Train vibe on that track?

Here’s the complete track list for Ogilala:

01. Zowie
02. Processional
03. The Spaniards
04. Aeronaut
05. The Long Goodbye
06. Half-Life of an Autodidact
07. Amarinthe
08. Antietam
09. Mandaryne
10. Shiloh
11. Archer