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Beefs! All hail beefs! Every year we start off with a blank slate, and every year our favorite (and least favorite!) artists bring all of their personal and professional drama and air it out on Twitter and through diss tracks and in snide interview quotes. The beefs vary in size and texture — some take… More »

In the 20 years since the Smashing Pumpkins released their third studio LP, there have been albums that matched its stunning ambition; albums that sold as many millions of copies; albums that led to music videos that were just as creative and unforgettable; albums that ripped open pop music and rock ‘n’ roll at the… More »

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 »

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Billy Corgan Plans Documentary About America

In a new long-winded blog post on his official website, Billy Corgan has announced that he is starting work on a new documentary project "about…
James Rettig | February 4, 2016 - 5:03 pm
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Billy Corgan Criticizes Social Media, Millennials In Chat With Jennifer Weigel

Late last year, Billy Corgan quit Twitter and generally killed his own social-media presence. And last month, as Alternative Nation points out, in a live…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2016 - 8:56 am
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Check Out Billy Corgan’s New Impact Wrestling Theme Music

Billy Corgan is a longtime pro-wrestling fan and occasional promoter. And last year, TNA Wrestling, probably still the second-biggest American wrestling promotion, hired Corgan as…
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2016 - 2:54 pm
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Billy Corgan Is A Dad

Billy Corgan is a dad! Us Weekly reports that Corgan, 48, and his girlfriend Chloe Mendel, 22, welcomed a son, Augustus Juppiter Corgan, into the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 22, 2015 - 1:59 pm
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Watch Deerhunter Reinterpret Smashing Pumpkins’ “Today” While Asking Billy Corgan Not To Sue

Billy Corgan's lawyer threatened to sue Bradford Cox this week after the Deerhunter frontman detailed an alleged altercation from 2007 during a concert at the…
Chris DeVille | December 8, 2015 - 3:40 pm
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Bradford Cox Apologizes To Billy Corgan For Talking About 2007 Altercation

One night in 2007, Deerhunter opened for the Smashing Pumpkins at the Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina. This past weekend, Deerhunter returned to headline…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:00 am
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Bradford Cox Recounts Backstage Fight With Billy Corgan Over A Water Bottle

Smashing Pumpkins played a week-long run of shows at the Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina in June 2007, and Deerhunter opened for them one…
Peter Helman | December 6, 2015 - 2:22 pm
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Billy Corgan Shares Eulogy For Scott Weiland

Billy Corgan has shared a eulogy on the Smashing Pumpkins website for Scott Weiland, the Stone Temple Pilots frontman who passed away yesterday at 48.
James Rettig | December 4, 2015 - 2:22 pm
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You’re Invited To Billy Corgan’s Halloween Party

While many will undoubtedly spend Halloween watching their favorite local band stumble through a Smashing Pumpkins cover set, those who live in and around the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 27, 2015 - 5:09 pm
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Watch Roger Waters Play Pink Floyd With Billy Corgan & Tom Morello

Last night in Washington, DC, Roger Waters headlined this year's Music Heals benefit concert to raise money for MusiCorps, a non-profit that supports wounded veterans.
Peter Helman | October 17, 2015 - 5:26 pm
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Eddie Vedder Celebrates His Beloved Cubs’ NLDS Win

Not too many predictions from the movie Back To The Future 2 have come true, but one seems a little more likely every day: The…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 8:51 am
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Billy Corgan Quits Twitter To Focus On TNA Wrestling, Vintage Car Photos

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has a lot of thoughts about a lot of things, but those thoughts will no longer be posted (in 140…
Peter Helman | October 7, 2015 - 8:03 pm
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Billy Corgan Is A Fan Of Donald Trump “Fucking Up” American Politics

We should be clear here: Smashing Pumpkins frontman has not endorsed the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, his fellow probably-naturally-bald control-freak celebrity. Corgan has, however,…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2015 - 11:54 am
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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

(via US Weekly) …
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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