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“Birchbox, But For Foodies Who Love Zwan”

Billy Corgan has outed himself as a lover of artisanal shit. As Exclaim points out, the legendary Smashing Pumpkins frontman curated a tasting box for the company Farm To People, a subscription service that delivers hand-picked small-batch goodies to your door each month. Corgan’s box retails for $129.95 and includes a selection of tea from… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 26, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Livestream Billy Corgan And Marilyn Manson’s Joint Press Conference In Chicago

Later this year, the Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson will go on tour together, with the Pumpkins in support of 2014’s Monuments To An Elegy and Manson backing his most recent, The Pale Emperor. Tonight, Billy Corgan and Manson get together in Chicago for The End Times Takeover: A Conversation With Billy Corgan And MarilynMore »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2015 - 8:26 pm

Billy Corgan Calls Out “Feckless Idiots” Of The Music Business On CNBC

Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins is well-known for his controversial opinions, and he recently appeared on CNBC to sound off about the state of the music industry, which he says is run by “feckless idiots.” According to Corgan, the tech industry is blowing music out of the water in terms of innovation, and that’… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 12, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Billy Corgan Becomes Writer For TNA Wrestling

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is a longtime pro wrestling fan who, in recent years, has been involved with the small Chicago indie wrestling company Resistance Pro. He parted ways with the company when an in-the-works AMC reality show fell apart. But now he’s moving on to a much bigger company. TNA Wrestling ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2015 - 11:18 am

Billy Corgan Finally Breaks His Legendary Silence About Kanye’s Grammys Intrusion

I’m sure we’ve all been wondering what Billy Corgan thinks about Kanye West’s latest stage-crashing incident, and now we know! Corgan appeared on Channel 7’s The Morning Show in Australia yesterday, and as Faster Louder reports, Corgan shared some lengthy thoughts about his fellow Chicagoan. Thoughts like these:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015 - 10:14 am

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon Has Some Harsh Words For Courtney Love And Billy Corgan In New Memoir

Kim Gordon’s memoir, Girl In A Band, is out next month, and while I personally haven’t read the thing, what little I’ve read about it suggests it’s going to be totally fascinating. The new issue of Vogue includes an excerpt, in which Gordon offers some details about her move to New York City in 1979… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 3, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Billy Corgan Says He Recently Turned Down An Offer To Write For Miley Cyrus

Billy Corgan stays saying amazing things in interviews. During a recent session with the French rock radio station OUI FM, the hosts asked Corgan whether he’d rather tour with Courtney Love or Miley Cyrus, and he picked Miley, saying some nice things about her along the way. In talking about Cyrus, Corgan also casually mentioned… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 30, 2014 - 11:19 am

Billy Corgan On The Smashing Pumpkins: “The Fanbase Is Gone”

Billy Corgan may have just put out the ninth Smashing Pumpkins album, but he doesn’t seem to have much faith in the people who got him to where he is. In a new interview with The Wall Street Journal that was conducted a few weeks ago, Corgan was asked who the typical Smashing Pumpkins fa… More »

By: James Rettig / December 9, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Billy Corgan Disses Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters On Howard Stern

Billy Corgan was out here slagging off Eddie Vedder in last week’s infamous “top two scribes” interview, and he continued his Pearl Jam diss campaign during a visit to The Howard Stern Show this morning to promote the Smashing Pumpkins’ new Monuments To An Elegy. Noting that he loves competition and hates the friendliness of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Billy Corgan Launches Pop-Up Tea Shop, “Weird” Musical

Billy Corgan has been keeping busy as of late: between releasing a new Smashing Pumpkins album, reissuing Adore, and beefing with Anderson Cooper, he’s kept pretty active over the past few months. His next two ventures include a pop-up shop in New York City and a new “weird” musical that he wrote. More »

By: James Rettig / December 8, 2014 - 8:49 am

Watch Marilyn Manson Sing “Ava Adore” With The Smashing Pumpkins In London

The Smashing Pumpkins are about to put out their new album, Monuments To An Elegy, and they celebrated with a show at Koko in London on Friday night. Marilyn Manson was a special guest during the concert and came out during the encore to perform his new song “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge“… More »

By: James Rettig / December 5, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Billy Corgan On Kurt Cobain: “He And I Were The Top Two Scribes, And Everybody Else Was A Distant Third”

We’ve gone way too long without a juicy, self-admiring Billy Corgan quote, but The Independent‘s new interview with Corgan is full of them. Although it’s occasioned by the Smashing Pumpkins’ new Monuments To An Elegy, the interview largely focuses on events from 20 years ago. For instance, when reporter Nick Hasted mentions that Eddie Vedder… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 5, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Premature Evaluation: The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy

The Smashing Pumpkins defy easy narratives, but it seems safe to say the band’s “classic era” ended as soon as its “classic lineup” fractured. The Pumpkins’ immortal first three albums — 1991’s Gish, ’93’s Siamese Dream, and ’95’s Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness — were at least superficially created by the quartet of Billy… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 2, 2014 - 11:54 am

The Smashing Pumpkins Debut New Lineup, Bowie Cover, “Fuck You Anderson Cooper” T-Shirts In Chicago

At their show at Chicago’s Thalia Hall on Wednesday night, the Smashing Pumpkins debuted a new band lineup, played a bunch of songs live for the first time (including a cover of David Bowie’s “Fame”), and started selling merchandise that addresses Billy Corgan’s recent beef with Anderson Cooper. The new lineup — which features Rage… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014 - 10:48 am

Watch Billy Corgan Cover “Love Will Tear Us Apart” With Joy Division’s Peter Hook

Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder joined Joy Division’s Peter Hook on stage at Chicago’s Metro Cabaret on Friday night where Hook was playing a show with his new band the Light. The two remaining Smashing Pumpkins members came out during the encore to perform Joy Division’s classic track “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” As AlternativeMore »

By: James Rettig / November 17, 2014 - 8:42 am

Billy Corgan Responds To Anderson Cooper’s Dumb On-Air Insults

On Wednesday night’s Anderson Cooper 360, Cooper featured Billy Corgan in his recurring RidicuList segment for appearing on the cover of PAWS Chicago magazine — something that happened more than five months ago, mind you — and went on to ridicule the wrestling-themed furniture commercial Corgan appeared in last year (apparently he didn’t hear about… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2014 - 5:15 pm

The Smashing Pumpkins – “Being Beige”

We’re getting a new Smashing Pumpkins album before the year is out. In December, Billy Corgan and his associates will release Monuments To An Elegy, the follow-up to 2012’s strong, surprising Oceania. The first song we’ve heard from Monuments is “Being Beige,” an impressively grand guitar-cruncher that starts out quiet but quickly builds to something… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2014 - 11:04 am

Most Of Siamese Dream Is About Courtney Love, Says Courtney Love

Before she got involved with Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love dated Billy Corgan, and rumor has it that they dated again for a little while after Cobain died. (Corgan also co-wrote five songs on Hole’s great 1998 album Celebrity Skin.) And in a recent BBC 6 Music interview, Love claimed that Corgan wrote most of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2014 - 9:50 am

The Smashing Pumpkins – “To Sheila” (Early Banjo Version) (Stereogum Premiere)

We’ve already heard a couple cool curiosities from Smashing Pumpkins’ deluxe Adore reissue, including Diddy’s long-buried remix of “Ava Adore” and an alternate version of “Blissed And Gone.” Now here’s another: A gentle banjo rendition of “To Sheila” that predates the even gentler acoustic-guitar-based album take. Who knew Billy Corgan invented Sufjan Stevens? Hear the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 10, 2014 - 10:36 am

Watch Billy Corgan Play Pumpkins B-Side “Purr Snickety” & Zwan’s “Of A Broken Heart” At Ravinia Festival Rehearsal

Billy Corgan was the latest performer at the Illinois-based concert series Ravinia Festival. Last night, he played a 28-song acoustic set that included Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan, and solo material. One of the perks of being a VIP at the festival is getting to see a rehearsal before the show in an intimate setting, and Corga… More »

By: James Rettig / August 31, 2014 - 11:03 am
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