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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'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

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… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 3, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 30, 2014

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… More »

By: James Rettig / December 9, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2014

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

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 SevenMore »

By: James Rettig / December 5, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 5, 2014

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

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 feature… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014

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 More »

By: James Rettig / November 17, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 10, 2014

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

Inside Baseball With Billy Corgan: The Smashing Pumpkins Head On Adore, MACHINA, And The End Of Teargarden

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / August 19, 2014

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil Won’t Name Names, But He’s Still Pissed At Billy Corgan

The Soundgarden/Billy Corgan beef has been going on for decades now. Just when you think you can forget about it, one side throws some shade in the media and brings it all back up again. Most recently, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil alluded to Corgan's recent projects in an interview with The Dallas Observer. "We feel… More »

By: James Rettig / August 18, 2014

Billy Corgan Teases Live Mellon Collie Suite; Watch Him Rehearse The Smashing Pumpkins Album’s Title Track

Later this month, Billy Corgan is playing a special semi-acoustic solo show at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, near his Chicago hometown. He's asked fans to write their dream setlists for the show, while also making plain that he won't necessarily play all the songs that everyone wants to hear. In a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2014

Write Your Dream Billy Corgan Setlist And Win A Private Hangout With Him At Ravinia Festival

While it's definitely not as exciting as this photo of Billy Corgan holding a cat, fans of the Smashing Pumpkins frontman could have a chance to meet him at a private meet-and-greet at his show at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL. All they have to do is submit a dream setlist of… More »

By: James Rettig / August 8, 2014
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