Pumpkin Tracks Set For Ocasek Solo Album

A fall tour is expected. Ocasek's band will likely include some of the musicians who played on the new album.

Five Billy Corgan produced songs will appear on former-Cars leader Rick

Ocasek's upcoming solo album, Troublizing.

Corgan entered a New

York studio this past February with Ocasek and a alterna-hit squad of

non-session musicians: Bad Religion guitarist Brian Baker, Nada Surf drummer

Ira Elliot, Hole bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, Filter/Pumpkins drummer Matt

Walker and former Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes. In addition to producing,

Corgan plays some guitar on the album.

The tracks from the Corgan sessions

that will appear on Troublizing: "Crashland Consequence," "Situation,"

"Fix On You," "Asia Minor" and "People We Know."

Although best known for

his role as leader of the cars ("Shake It Up," "Drive," "My Best Friend's

Girl"), in recent years Ocasek has focused on producing, scoring hits with

albums by Weezer' and Nada Surf.