Smashing Pumpkins Album Due

Producer Flood recording still-untitled release.

The release of the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins album has been set for February, according to a statement from the band's label. The still-untitled album, which was originally expected for release in late 1999, is being recorded with producer Flood, who also produced the band's multi-platinum 1995 CD, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The new effort, being recorded in Chicago, will feature the return of drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, who was ousted from the band in July 1996, following the drug-overdose death of touring keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin.