Corgan's Zwan Song

Smashing Pumpkins leader forms new outfit

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With Judas O, a hits and B-sides package documenting the last half of the Smashing Pumpkins' career, due November 20th -- nearly a year after the band's final show -- singer Billy Corgan is moving on to his new project, Zwan.

The band features Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin resuming his old post; Matthew Sweeney, singer-guitarist for New York indie band Chavez, on guitar; and "Skullfisher," whose true identity remains unknown, on bass. Zwan have four shows lined up, all in California, with the first taking place at Pomona's Glass House on November 16th. On November 18th, they play the Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, on the 20th they play Canes in San Diego, and on the 21st they hit the Roxy in Los Angeles.

Four fans eagerly awaiting the release of Judas O, four of the nine B-sides are available for download on www.smashingpumpkins.com.