Concert Review: A Perfect Circle at HEB Center: reconstituted alt-rock veterans cranked out an elegant, atmospheric set in Austin, TX. It’s been six years since A Perfect Circle toured North America, and nearly 14 years since their last album. But as their well received, stellar set at Austin/Cedar Park’s HEB Center proved, absence has only made the heart […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Smashing Pumpkins To Make Major Announcement On Monday: SP fan site says to expect big news from Billy Corgan and co. on Monday, March 24th. UPDATED: Click here for official announcement. According to Alternativenation.net Smashing Pumpkins fans should be on high alert next Monday for a big announcement. As far as what the announcement is? […]
Smashing Pumpkins ‘Siamese Dream’ Turns 20 Years Old; A look back at an alt-rock masterpiece. This is the first in a series of Albums That Changed My Life. So Smashing Pumpkins ‘Siamese Dream‘ turned 20 last week. Good lord. I feel old. Where’d the time go? I was 22 it came out. I was also […]
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