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The 15 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2015

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…
James Rettig | December 15, 2015 - 1:35 pm
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Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness Turns 20

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…
David Holmes | October 23, 2015 - 1:31 pm
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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…
Michael Nelson | December 2, 2014 - 11:54 am
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Billy Corgan Compares Bernie Sanders To Chairman Mao

More than once, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has appeared on Infowars, the online talk show run by the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Tom Breihan | May 12, 2016 - 9:26 am
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Billy Corgan Talks D’arcy Wretzky In Smashing Pumpkins Tour Postmortem Essay

For a band that hasn't released new music since 2014, the Smashing Pumpkins have had quite the headline-grabbing run lately. The acoustic In Plainsong tour…
Chris DeVille | May 2, 2016 - 4:42 pm
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Billy Corgan Tells Moron Stage Crasher “Get The Fuck Off My Stage Before I Punch You In The Fucking Face”

The Smashing Pumpkins have been on tour lately, with original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin back in the fold and early-'90s Chicago contemporary Liz Phair opening, and…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2016 - 9:14 am
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Watch Smashing Pumpkins Cover Prince’s “The Cross”

When Billy Corgan isn't busy fraternizing with conspiracy wackjobs, he's continuing to spearhead the Smashing Pumpkins' acoustic In Plainsong tour. And as Alternative Nation points…
Chris DeVille | April 25, 2016 - 12:27 pm
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Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Cover Two ZZ Top Songs In Texas

Billy Corgan reached new levels of absolute fucking nut jobbery yesterday on the conspiracy-minded talk show Infowars. That stunt/cry for attention/whatever the hell was bookended…
James Rettig | April 20, 2016 - 3:24 pm
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Billy Corgan Returns To Infowars To “Demolish Social Justice Warrior Brainwashing”

Billy Corgan has previously criticized the "social justice mob mentality" that can percolate on social media networks, and today he further expounded on those opinions…
Chris DeVille | April 19, 2016 - 4:40 pm
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The Smashing Pumpkins Played Some Siamese Dream With James Iha Again In Chicago Last Night

Billy Corgan said in no uncertain terms that he was not into a Siamese Dream nostalgia tour, yet when James Iha has joined them on…
Chris DeVille | April 15, 2016 - 9:54 am
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Watch Billy Corgan Debut A New Smashing Pumpkins Song At Acoustic VIP Event

Smashing Pumpkins' acoustic In Plainsong has been in the news thanks to prodigal guitarist James Iha's first appearances with the band in 16 years, but…
Chris DeVille | March 29, 2016 - 10:49 am

Watch Smashing Pumpkins Reunite With James Iha For The First Time In 16 Years

The original Smashing Pumpkins lineup recently reunited to threaten to sue someone leaking old demos on the internet, which is basically just a hop, skip,…
Peter Helman | March 27, 2016 - 11:00 am
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Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Cover Hole’s “Malibu” At Portland Tour Opener

This spring, the Smashing Pumpkins are touring North America, with Liz Phair opening and original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin back in the fold. And last night,…
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2016 - 9:07 am
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Sorry Millennials, Billy Corgan Won’t Do A Siamese Dream Tour

The Smashing Pumpkins' seminal album Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness turned 20 years old back in October, but the band chose not to commemorate…
Peter Helman | March 14, 2016 - 9:16 pm
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Original Smashing Pumpkins Lineup Will Sue Whoever Is Leaking Old Demos

Two unreleased Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness-era Smashing Pumpkins demos leaked earlier this week. One was a version of the James Iha-penned song "One…
Peter Helman | March 9, 2016 - 8:10 pm
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The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Tour With Liz Phair

Two very different forms of early-'90s Chicago alt-rock will come together at venues around North America this summer. The Smashing Pumpkins are headed out on…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2016 - 10:02 am
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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 Strand Of Oaks Cover Smashing Pumpkins And Ryan Adams In Philly

Over the weekend at Boot & Saddle at their home base of Philadelphia, Strand Of Oaks covered both the Smashing Pumpkins and Ryan Adams during…
James Rettig | December 15, 2015 - 3:36 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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