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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

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 a video for first single "Being Beige," a beautifully twinkly dream-rock anthem. The video has lots of what you might expect from a latter-day Pumpkins video: Extreme close-u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 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

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 often. Even if sometimes they do stuff like this. Further evidence: Billy Corgan and his current backing band were on Jimmy Kimmel Live, playing the outdoor festival stage and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2014

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" scale since he dated Tila Tequila. At a Paris show over the weekend, Corgan and his Smashing Pumpkins played a rocked-up and virtually unlistenable cover of David Bowie's 1975 almost-funk… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 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

The Smashing Pumpkins @ Webster Hall, NYC 12/8/14

End-of-year lists -- including ours -- may have already hit the internet, but there are still a few releases left in these waning weeks of 2014. One of them is Monuments To An Elegy, the Smashing Pumpkins' followup to 2012's Oceania, and the first in a planned set of sister albums that Billy Corga… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 9, 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

The Smashing Pumpkins – “Drum + Fife”

Earlier this week, the Smashing Pumpkins released the fantastic "Tiberius," the third single from their upcoming Monuments To An Elegy. As far as I'm concerned, that song was the single best thing Billy Corgan has done since Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness. (IMO, the first two Monuments singles, "Being Beige" and "More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 21, 2014

Smashing Pumpkins Live Band Now Includes RATM Drummer, Killers Bassist

Smashing Pumpkins have been releasing increasingly promising singles from their upcoming album Monuments To An Elegy, for which Billy Corgan recruited Tommy Lee to bang the drums. Lee won't be touring with the Pumpkins, but it looks like Corgan has brought in another rock 'n' roll lifer to man the drum… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 18, 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins – “Tiberius”

I'm assuming the new Smashing Pumpkins single, "Tiberius," is a reference to the Roman emperor, not the original Star Trek captain's middle name, but the latter explanation wouldn't be a bad one: Smashing Pumpkins fans are nearly as obsessive as Trekkers/Trekkies. In fact, there's probably a good amount of overlap between the two camps. I… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 17, 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

The Smashing Pumpkins – “One And All”

The first song to be released from the Smashing Pumpkins' upcoming Monuments To An Elegy, "Being Beige," was not especially promising: not a Teargarden-esque disaster, but not even on the level of the band's last LP, 2012's strong Oceania. The brand new, guitar-overloaded "One And All" is a considerable improvement on "Being Beige,"… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 5, 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
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