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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 stage-crashing incidents — one during “1979,” another during “Disarm.” Something about those Billy Corgan ballads must give Pumpkins fans the courage to go all “Soy Bomb” on his ass. Corga… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 30, 2015 - 10:23 am

Billy Corgan Braves Disneyland

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By: Peter Helman / July 24, 2015 - 9:32 pm

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 sounds anything like the Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979.” But the songs do have similar guitar riffs, and the two tracks were close enough that Miguel contacted Corgan before his album’s release. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2015 - 9:18 am

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, and more importantly, Apple’s swift response to that letter. Said Corgan: “Once artists understand the power they have in this marketplace, all heck’s going to break loose … We’re not… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 24, 2015 - 4:54 pm

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 music industry, and predict that everything will change drastically once artists figure out their true value. Yesterday, he appeared on CNBC again — they should probably just give him hi… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 23, 2015 - 7:46 pm

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. While it might not be considered their best work, Gish was a startling debut, a record that many Pumpkins fans have a strong attachment to, simply because it was the… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 19, 2015 - 10:35 am

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 Wilk and Killers bassist Mark Stoermer — an arrangement that was always billed as temporary — the Pumpkins will now tour with Robin Diaz on drums and Katie Cole o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 12, 2015 - 3:30 pm

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 occasionally sparks up a slightly contentious relationship with the press, especially when quotes that he feels are misinterpreted or out of context start circulating on the internet. In a new… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 5, 2015 - 4:33 pm

“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
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