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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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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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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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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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The Smashing Pumpkins – “Run2Me” Video

"Run2Me" is a single off of the Smashing Pumpkins' most recent album Monuments To An Elegy, which was released almost a year ago. The band…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 22, 2015 - 11:34 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

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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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Watch The Pilot For Amazon’s A History Of Radness, Musical Kids Show Feat. Bethany Cosentino And Henry Rollins

Aside from original grownup shows like Transparent, Amazon Studios is involved with creating a bunch of children's programming, and the pilot for a series they've…
Caitlin White | July 20, 2015 - 10:24 am

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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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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