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Billy Corgan: Social Justice Groups 'Shut Down Free Speech'

May 12, 2016

Billy Corgan had strong words for social justice movements and liberals in a new interview. "When I watch some of the clips … of some of these protests, I have no respect for what these people are doing," he said in an interview on InfoWars, a...


Billy Corgan 'Encouraged' D'arcy Wretzky Playing Music Again

May 2, 2016

Smashing Pumpkins wrapped up their In Plainsong tour Sunday, a jaunt that saw frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin reuniting with guitarist James Iha for the first time in 16 years. Corgan penned a tour postmortem on his Facebook Monday,...


Billy Corgan Compares 'Social Justice Warriors' to KKK

April 19, 2016

The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan expressed his discontent with the "hashtag generation" and "social justice warriors," comparing them to cults, Maoists and the Ku Klux Klan, in an interview with libertarian radio host, and noted conspiracy theorist,...


Watch Smashing Pumpkins Reunite With James Iha at L.A. Show

March 27, 2016

For the first time in 16 years, guitarist James Iha joined his former Smashing Pumpkins bandmates Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin onstage at the band's Saturday night concert at Los Angeles' Ace Hotel. "Yes, it's James Iha," Corgan told...


Billy Corgan Rules Out 'Classic Album' Pumpkins Concerts

March 14, 2016

Last year marked the 20th anniversary of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by the Smashing Pumpkins, though the band chose not to commemorate the occasion with any sort of re-release or tour featuring nightly performances of the complete double...


Smashing Pumpkins to Go 'Acoustic-Electro' on New Tour

February 1, 2016

After a 2015 that witnessed the Smashing Pumpkins' first acoustic trek and a joint jaunt with Marilyn Manson, Billy Corgan's group will head back out on the road this spring for the In Plainsong Tour, which promises an "acoustic-electro evening"...


Watch Roger Waters, Billy Corgan Perform 'Comfortably Numb'

October 17, 2015

Roger Waters headlined the Music Heals benefit concert Friday at Washington, D.C.'s DAR Constitution Hall, where the former Pink Floyd bassist delivered The Wall classic "Comfortably Numb" alongside fellow Music Heals performers Billy Corgan and...


Miguel Talks Giving Billy Corgan Writing Credit on New LP

July 15, 2015

When Miguel realized his spiky guitar riff for Wildheart track "leaves" reminded him of Smashing Pumpkins' 1996 hit "1979," he reached out to the band's mastermind, Billy Corgan, and ended up giving the musician a co-writing credit....


Jimmy Chamberlin Rejoining Smashing Pumpkins on Tour

June 24, 2015

The Smashing Pumpkins' personnel has been a revolving door in recent years, but a familiar face will be back behind the drum kit when Billy Corgan's band embarks on their End Times co-headlining tour with Marilyn Manson this summer. Jimmy Chamberlin,...


Manson, Corgan Press Conference: 10 Funniest Lines

May 19, 2015

To help spread the word about their upcoming The End Times joint tour set to kick off in July, Marilyn Manson and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan participated in an extensive question and answer session in Chicago on Monday night. Over the...


Billy Corgan to 'Change Conversation About Veterans' on Tour

May 6, 2015

The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson's upcoming End Times tour will not only be an opportunity for fans to see the Nineties alt-rock giants together, but to contribute to a philanthropic effort. Corgan tells Rolling Stone that the duo will...


Watch Billy Corgan's Acoustic Cover Prince's 'The Cross'

April 25, 2016

Billy Corgan and Liz Phair joined the ever-expanding list of musicians paying tribute to Prince onstage. On Friday, Corgan recruited Smashing Pumpkins touring bandmate Sierra Swan for a low-key acoustic cover of the Purple One's "The Cross,"...


Watch Smashing Pumpkins Cover Rolling Stones With James Iha

March 28, 2016

On Saturday, three-quarters of the classic Smashing Pumpkins lineup performed at Los Angeles' Ace Hotel, with former guitarist James Iha joining Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin for a medley of classic Nineties tracks. But the good-natured...


Billy Corgan: Smashing Pumpkins Belong in Hall of Fame

March 15, 2016

The Smashing Pumpkins reached the quarter-century mark as a recording unit last year, which means they are now eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I get asked about that a lot," says Billy Corgan. "If it's a meritocracy, I think my band...


Billy Corgan Plots Road Trip Documentary About America

February 4, 2016

Billy Corgan is embarking on a cross-country road trip to film a documentary about America and potentially dredge up material for a new album. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman outlined the project in a note on his website, People and Their...


Billy Corgan: Scott Weiland Was a 'Voice of Our Generation'

December 4, 2015

Tributes continue to pour in for Scott Weiland after the former Stone Temple Pilots singer passed away at 48 Thursday night. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, Weiland's alternative rock peer since the early Nineties, wrote a touching tribute...


See Henry Rollins' Goofy Guest Spot in Amazon Show

July 20, 2015

Amazon's new original children's show, A History of Radness, follows twin middle-schoolers Jack (Isaak Presley) and Tessie (Marlhy Murphy) as they form a rock band and the pilot episode, written by Andrew Green (Hannah Montana), is available to stream for...


Watch Billy Corgan Cover Beatles' 'Something' on Piano

June 24, 2015

Billy Corgan treated fans to an intimate cover of the Beatles' "Something" during the VIP Experience at a Smashing Pumpkins show last week in Des Moines, Iowa. The frontman tackled the Abbey Road classic by himself, accompanying his voice with...


Watch Smashing Pumpkins Perform Acoustic 'Gish' Medley

June 19, 2015

Billy Corgan recently complained about how his Smashing Pumpkins audiences are "fixated on the past," so the singer has hit upon a clever new way to revisit that classic material. At the band's stop at Munhall, Pennsylvania's Carnegie Music...


Billy Corgan Wants to Change the Culture of Wrestling

May 7, 2015

Billy Corgan made headlines on the dirt sheets – are they still a thing? – and beyond last month, when he signed on as a senior producer with TNA Wrestling. In a statement, Corgan let it be known that he was "fully committed…to take...