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Hear the Intense First Track off Smashing Pumpkins' New LP

October 20, 2014

"Being Beige," the first finished track off the Smashing Pumpkins' forthcoming Monuments to an Elegy, has a simple title but its acoustic guitar and drum machine intro builds toward an urgent, memorable chorus, where singer Billy Corgan repeats the line,...

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Billy Corgan Challenges Fans to Make His Solo Set List

August 8, 2014

The Billy Corgan fan who can draft the set list most pleasing to Billy Corgan will get a chance to meet the Great Pumpkin at the singer's upcoming solo, acoustic gig at Ravinia in Highland Park, Illinois on August 30th. The Pumpkins frontman, who...

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Billy Corgan Blasts Amazon for Leaking Deluxe 'Adore' Track List

July 17, 2014

On Wednesday, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan teased fans with news that he would be releasing the track list for the band's upcoming deluxe reissue of their 1998 album Adore, but hours later he realized a digital retailer beat him to the punch....

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Billy Corgan Shares Snippet of Solo LP, 'AEGEA'

May 16, 2014

Billy Corgan is one busy man. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman already announced plans to release two new albums entitled Monuments to an Elegy and Day for Night. Now, Corgan has shared a taste of AEGEA, his experimental...

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Tommy Lee to Drum on Smashing Pumpkins LP

May 8, 2014

Smashing Pumpkins have revealed a guest performer who will play on all nine songs of their upcoming Monument to an Elegy LP: Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. "Yes, that Tommy Lee," the Smashing Pumpkins website said, with a picture of Lee flashing...

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Smashing Pumpkins to Reissue 'Adore' This Summer

April 10, 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins will reissue their 1998 album Adore this summer as an expansive box set packed with bonus material, including three discs of unreleased music and a live DVD from their 1998 charity tour, frontman Billy Corgan announced on the band's...

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Smashing Pumpkins Plan 2 Albums for 2015

March 25, 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins will release two new albums in 2015, Monuments to an Elegy and Day for Night, and hope to have a new single out by the end of the year after inking a new deal with label BMG, frontman Billy Corgan announced on the band's...

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Listen to Billy Corgan's 'Siddhartha' Jam

March 1, 2014

Billy Corgan treated Chicagoans to an eight-hour electronic jam on the theme of Siddhartha on Friday. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman held the performance, based on Herman Hesse's 1922 existentialist novella about a young man's quest for self-discovery,...

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Billy Corgan Honored for Wrestling Outreach Program in Chicago

June 19, 2014

The Illinois State Crime Commission recently presented Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan with the Jesse White Award for a wrestling-focused outreach program he helped create as an outreach program for Chicago children. Corgan posted a picture taken...

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Billy Corgan Calls Tommy Lee Collaboration 'Supersonic Pumpkins'

May 9, 2014

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee's appearance on Smashing Pumpkins' upcoming record, Monument to an Elegy, came after Billy Corgan exclaimed, "We really need to get someone like Tommy to play on this song," he has revealed. Pumpkins guitarist...

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Perfect: The Best of Smashing Pumpkins

May 1, 2014

At a time when guitar gods were in short supply, Billy Corgan emerged as a chrome-domed, riff-gifted savior. Here's a collection of the Pumpkins' best, from steamrolling rockers to starry-eyed ballads. 

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Billy Corgan Releasing 'Experimental' Album in Coming Weeks

April 9, 2014

Two weeks after announcing the release of two albums in 2015, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan revealed a separate, more experimental album called AEGEA has been recorded and will be released in six to eight weeks. Find out where the Smashing...

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The Best St. Patrick's Day Song of All Time

March 17, 2014

The Irish have put up with a lot of bullshit over the years. There's England. The Troubles. The kittening of the Celtic Tiger. Enya. It's not been an easy history. And black people, those living in mostly white countries anyway, they've put up with a...

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Smashing Pumpkins Play '1979'

January 21, 2014

After a couple of warmup shows with partial lineups, the Smashing Pumpkins played their first ever concert at Chicago's Cabaret Metro on October 5th, 1988. Twelve years and two months later, they returned to the 1,100-capacity club for their grand farewell....

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SXSW Announces More Bands

November 19, 2013

The organizers of the annual South by Southwest music conference have released the names of more artists scheduled to perform at the event in Austin, Texas, next March. Among the standouts in this installment are synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan, the "Cars"...

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The Smashing Pumpkins, 'Bullet' Live

July 26, 2013

Fans of the Smashing Pumpkins' first incarnation will be taken with this stellar live rendition of their classic single "Bullet With Butterfly Wings." Lifted from a performance at Malsaucy Lake in Belford, France back on July 4th, 1997, this exclusive...

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Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons Anchor Glastonbury

July 1, 2013

It was highly appropriate that Glastonbury Festival 2013 ended with an all-star version of "With a Little Help From My Friends."  As ever, the festival had no shortage of individual star power. But it was the unifying moments when bands and audiences...

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The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Expansive 'Oceania' Live Set

July 12, 2013

Alt-rock icons the Smashing Pumpkins have announced their new live package Oceania: Live in NYC, which will be released by Universal Music Enterprises on September 3rd. The set, which captures the band's acclaimed 2012 performance at Barclays Center in...

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Maxwell's to Close at the End of July

June 4, 2013

Maxwell's, the beloved rock club, restaurant and longtime anchor of the rock scene in Hoboken, New Jersey, will close when its lease is up at the end of July. Co-owner Todd Abramson told The Star-Ledger of Newark that changes over the years in Hoboken...

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