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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...

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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...

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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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Flashback: Pumpkins Open '96 VMAs

May 24, 2013

The 1996 MTV Video Music Awards came at a very difficult time for the Smashing Pumpkins. The band was at the peak of their popularity, and they won seven awards, including Video of the Year for "Tonight Tonight" and Best Alternative Video for "1979."...

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Billy Corgan Promotes Pro Wrestling in Ad

February 20, 2013

Pro wrestlers have a knack for destroying furniture, and that was enough for Billy Corgan: he combines wrestling with home decor in this bizarre local TV ad for Resistance Pro, the wrestling company he started, and the Chicago-area furniture maker Walter...

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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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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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The Smashing Pumpkins Cover 'Space Oddity'

May 14, 2013

When the Smashing Pumpkins took to a SXSW rooftop earlier this year, they cranked out this interstellar rendition of David Bowie's 1969 classic "Space Oddity." While you won't find the electrifying cover on the Pumpkins' most recent album, Oceania,...

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Smashing Pumpkins Debut 'Rite of Spring'

June 14, 2012

Billy Corgan debuted a previously unheard Smashing Pumpkins song called "The Rite of Spring" on Tuesday night at the band's Oceania listening party on a boat on Lake Michigan. The song actually dates back a few years, and Corgan told the audience of fans...

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