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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 »

Back around the time the Smashing Pumpkins were conquering the world in the mid ’90s, I’m not sure anyone would’ve guessed that Billy Corgan would approach middle age and his second decade as a public artist quite as he has. Of all the artists from America’s ’90s alt-boom, Corgan remains the most relevant and vital… More »

It’s easy to forget that the Smashing Pumpkins were outsiders. Not in the sense that many bands are — the weird, artsy, pained kids who find an outlet by playing loud rock music. The Smashing Pumpkins were outsiders from a wave of outsiders, often regarded by a sneer from their contemporaries as ’90s alternative took… More »

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Watch Marilyn Manson & Billy Corgan (Dressed As A Nun) Sing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” In Nashville

It's rough out there, and '90s alt-rock icons have to stick together. Maybe that's why the Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson, two acts who never…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2015 - 8:54 am
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Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Get Soy Bombed Twice In New Jersey

The Smashing Pumpkins' tour with Marilyn Manson rolled into new Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center last night, and as Alternative Nation, they suffered two separate…
Chris DeVille | July 30, 2015 - 10:23 am
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Billy Corgan Braves Disneyland

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Peter Helman | July 24, 2015 - 9:32 pm
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Miguel Credits Billy Corgan On Song That Sorta Sounds Like “1979”

I've listened to "Leaves," a song from Miguel's excellent new album Wildheart, plenty of times, and it's never once occurred to me that the song…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2015 - 9:18 am
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Billy Corgan Forecasts A Bleak Future For Streaming Music

Billy Corgan went on CNBC earlier this week to talk about the state of the music business, particularly regarding Taylor Swift's open letter to Apple,…
Michael Nelson | June 24, 2015 - 4:54 pm
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Billy Corgan Returns To CNBC To Talk Taylor Swift And Apple

Last month, Smashing Pumpkins frontman and frequent talking head Billy Corgan showed up on CNBC to discuss Tidal, call out the "feckless idiots" of the…
Peter Helman | June 23, 2015 - 7:46 pm
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Watch Billy Corgan Play A Medley Of Every Song From Gish In 3 Minutes

When we ranked the the Smashing Pumpkins' discography from Worst To Best back in 2013, the band's debut full-length Gish landed in the top three.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 19, 2015 - 10:35 am
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The Smashing Pumpkins Have A New Lineup

Billy Corgan's ever-evolving Smashing Pumpkins lineup just reached its latest iteration. Blabbermouth reports that after playing some gigs with Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad…
Chris DeVille | June 12, 2015 - 3:30 pm
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Billy Corgan Clarifies That Smashing Pumpkins Aren’t Ending … And You Can Still Call Him “Billy”

Billy Corgan has a lot to say. This makes him a massively entertaining interview subject, but — as is common these days — it also…
Peter Helman | June 5, 2015 - 4:33 pm
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 26, 2015 - 3:40 pm
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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
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…
Caitlin White | May 12, 2015 - 3:54 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2015 - 11:18 am
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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'…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2015 - 10:14 am
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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…
Michael Nelson | February 3, 2015 - 4:34 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 30, 2014 - 11:19 am
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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…
James Rettig | December 9, 2014 - 10:05 pm
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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 campaig…
Chris DeVille | December 9, 2014 - 3:47 pm
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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…
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 Londo…
James Rettig | December 5, 2014 - 6:41 pm
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