Smashing Pumpkins' 'Drum + Fife' Video Makes PTSD Statement

March 30, 2015

A group of boys play in a rocky desert and bang a drum in the video for Smashing Pumpkins' "Drum + Fife" – a cut off their recent Monuments to an Elegy – but the fun ends when land mines start exploding around them. Frontman Billy Corgan's...


Billy Corgan: Smashing Pumpkins' Future 'Is Kind of Murky'

March 25, 2015

Billy Corgan has given hints recently that Smashing Pumpkins could be coming to an end, saying in a pair of interviews following the release of Monuments to an Elegy that "The next album is like the end, end, end. The trite way to say it...



Billy Corgan: 'Mythology of the Nineties Now Is Irrelevant'

December 18, 2014

Billy Corgan has been asked to revisit the heyday of Nineties alternative rock a number of times while promoting the Smashing Pumpkins' most recent record, Monuments to an Elegy, but in a new interview with The Guardian, the rocker seemed to hit...

Live Review

Smashing Pumpkins Mix Intensity and 'Elegy' in New York

December 9, 2014

Billy Corgan's Smashing Pumpkins celebrated the eve of their Monuments to an Elegy release with a small one-off show before a sold-out crowd at New York's Webster Hall on Monday night. Corgan and guitarist Jeff Schroeder enlisted Rage Against...


Billy Corgan: Kurt Cobain and I Were 'Top Two Scribes'

December 5, 2014

Billy Corgan defined his relationship with Kurt Cobain in a new interview, saying that he did not look up to the Nirvana frontman. "In the purest sense of the word, we were competitors," the Smashing Pumpkins frontman told The Independent. "He and I were...


Hear Smashing Pumpkins' Dramatic New Song 'Tiberius'

November 17, 2014

With the release of Monuments to an Elegy less than a month away, Smashing Pumpkins have shared "Tiberius," the dramatic third song from the record. The group contrasts heavy guitar and keyboard riffs with light, lullaby-like piano interludes on the tune,...


Hear Smashing Pumpkins' Guitar-Saturated Rager 'One and All'

November 5, 2014

Smashing Pumpkins kick off their latest single, "One and All," with a deep wash of grungy guitar distortion and never back off from it on the track, which will appear on the band's upcoming record, Monuments to an Elegy. Like the other eight tunes on...


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,...


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....


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...


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...


Billy Corgan Talks 'The End': 'I'm Over Rock & Roll'

December 9, 2014

With the Smashing Pumpkins' new album Monuments to an Elegy officially out, and the final installment of the band's music cycle Teargarden By Kaleidyscope expected to arrive next year, Billy Corgan is looking ahead to the end: "The...


Smashing Pumpkins Selling Exclusives at NYC Event

December 8, 2014

Billy Corgan is holding an exclusive, one-day-only Smashing Pumpkins pop-up store at New York City's Physical GraffiTea, in partnership with the frontman's own tea house, Madame Zuzu's. At the ongoing event – which began Monday morning...


Billy Corgan Assembles Rock Supergroup for Tour

November 18, 2014

Billy Corgan will be joined by Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk and Killers bassist Mark Stoermer when the Smashing Pumpkins embark on a handful of live dates in support of their new album, Monuments to an Elegy,...


See Billy Corgan and Peter Hook Blast Through Joy Division

November 17, 2014

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder joined former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook and his band, the Light, for a cover of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" in Chicago late last week. Video captured at the venue the...


Billy Corgan Responds to Anderson Cooper's Cat Cover Remarks

November 1, 2014

In addition to breaking news stories like the capture of Eric Frein and the Maine nurse evading her Ebola quarantine, a recent episode of Anderson Cooper 360° weighed in on another important topic: Billy Corgan posing with two cats on the cover of...


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...


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...


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...


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.