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Billy Corgan Reconciles With D’arcy Wretzky, Fuels Reunion Hopes

Billy Corgan Reconciles With D’arcy Wretzky, Fuels Reunion Hopes: Smashing Pumpkins frontman discusses opening line of communication with former bassist. We reported recently that a long-hoped for reunion of the classic Smashing Pumpkins lineup, once thought unthinkable, is gaining traction. And frontman/master contrarian Billy Corgan added more fuel to the reunion fire, as first reported by […]

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Original Smashing Pumpkins Lineup Reuniting?

Original Smashing Pumpkins Lineup Reuniting? Billy Corgan drops a possible cryptic hint. As reported by Alternative Nation, Billy Corgan just released a Facebook video update that will surely have his fan base atwitter. Uncharacteristically subdued and jovial, he hinted at a few projects in the works including a new solo album: “I’ll give more details on […]

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Albums Revisited: Smashing Pumpkins ‘Gish’ Turns 25

Albums Revisited: Smashing Pumpkins ‘Gish’ Turns 25–celebrating the Pumpkins indie début album on its 25th anniversary. May 28th marks a Gen-X musical milestone: on that date 25 years ago, The Smashing Pumpkins released their début album Gish, the highest selling indie record at that time (until 1994’s Smash by The Offspring…ewww… let’s keep’em separated). Gish […]

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James Iha Reunites With Smashing Pumpkins 

Ex-guitarist returns for surprise appearance at Los Angeles concert performing tracks off ‘Siamese Dream’.  It’s an Easter miracle: last night, estranged Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha joined the band to perform songs from their 1993 masterpiece ‘Siamese Dream.’ This marks the first time in 16 years that he’s shared the stage with frontman Billy Corgan […]

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Original Smashing Pumpkins Lineup Reunites…For A Lawsuit?

Original Smashing Pumpkins Lineup Reunites: nope it’s not for a festival, or a new album. They’re looking to sue somebody’s ass.  Be still my heart…just a few minutes ago I thought that maybe…just maybe one of my music nerd dreams had come true: the original lineup of The Smashing Pumpkins were reuniting. Hurray! Just the […]

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Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness Turns 20

Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness Turns 20: a look back at the double-album that became a generational touchstone on its 25th anniversary.  You can never accuse Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan of lack of ambition. Even for a band hot off the success of their multi-platinum selling 1993 album Siamese Dream, following it […]

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Billy Corgan Leaves Twitter, Starts Blog About Old Cars

Billy Corgan Leaves Twitter, Starts Blog About Old Cars: Smashing Pumpkins frontman starts mysterious website, continues love affair with wrestling. While we await the next album from The Smashing Pumpkins, frontman Billy Corgan (or William Patrick Corgan, as is his preferred moniker these days) has fueled much head scratching with his curious and perhaps final […]

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Tyson Meade Talks New Music Video Flying Through Our Skins

Tyson Meade Talks New Music Video Flying Through Our Skins: Former Chainsaw Kittens frontman discusses new video which makes its world première below. Last year marked the release of Tomorrow In Progress, the comeback album by Tyson Todd Meade, former frontman of Defenestration and criminally underrated 90’s alternative act the Chainsaw Kittens. This week, we’re world premiering the surreal video for […]

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Marilyn Manson ‘The Pale Emperor’ Review

Marilyn Manson ‘The Pale Emperor’ Review: the best comeback album in recent memory.  Shock rockers have a notoriously short life span..at least musically speaking. Alice Cooper is known as a grand showman, but he peaked musically in his 70’s heyday. Marilyn Manson was his heir apparent, rising meteorically to fame in the 90’s with his nihilistic industrial glam. His […]

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Smashing Pumpkins Albums Ranked From Worst To Best

Smashing Pumpkins Albums Ranked From Worst To Best: our ranking of  Billy Corgan and co’s greatest discs, biggest misses and the challenging work that straddles in-between. Things have been busy in Pumpkinland. Billy Corgan has been fast at work on two new Smashing Pumpkins albums. Monuments for an Elegy is due for release this Tuesday, followed […]

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