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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 »

Every now and then, a band releases a collection of B-sides and outtakes and otherwise semi-available material that transcends the notion of an artist emptying the vaults to buy a bit of time between full-fledged albums, or simply trying to cash in a bit. (We’re going to be talking about a period of time here… 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 »

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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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Watch Big Brother’s Ridiculous Grunge-Themed Competition

As someone who obsessively (and sorta regretfully) followed Big Brother for about eight years, I can say without hesitation that pretty much all of their…
James Rettig | July 22, 2015 - 5:58 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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Jimmy Chamberlin Makes Up With Billy Corgan, Rejoins Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan seems to have some serious issues with just about every non-Billy Corgan person who's ever played in the Smashing Pumpkins, but one guy…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2015 - 9:47 am
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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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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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The Smashing Pumpkins’ Summer Tour To Benefit Veterans

Billy Corgan has been sporting a military haircut for something like 20 years. And when he heads out on tour this summer, he'll be helping…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2015 - 8:35 am
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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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Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Go Electric On Fallon, Acoustic On Good Morning America

Last night, Billy Corgan brought his new lineup of the Smashing Pumpkins to The Tonight Show, where they served as musical guests. This was sort…
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2015 - 9:13 am
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The Smashing Pumpkins – “Drum + Fife” Video

The Smashing Pumpkins have shared a video for the Monuments To An Elegy track "Drum + Fife," which was directed by the duo of Robi…
James Rettig | March 30, 2015 - 9:52 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'…
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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The Smashing Pumpkins – “Being Beige” Video

Billy Corgan done did it this time! Last year, Corgan's Smashing Pumpkins released their strong new album Monuments To An Elegy, and now they've made…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2015 - 10:06 am
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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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Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Rock Convincingly On Kimmel

Remember when the Smashing Pumpkins did "Zero" on Saturday Night Live? Remember how great that was? People should put the Smashing Pumpkins on TV more…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins & Die Antwoord’s Ninja Cover David Bowie

Billy Corgan has always shown an admirable commitment to random shit, but I don't think he's done anything quite this high on the "wait, what"…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2014 - 4:44 pm
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