MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’ Turns 30: a look back at the crown jewel of MTV programming on its 30th anniversary. Last week marked a nostalgic milestone for fans of alternative music: MTV’s 120 Minutes turned 30. The 30th anniversary flew under the radar, fitting for a show that felt like a secret society for seekers of a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just a few months after burying the hatchet on a years long feud Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson have announced a co-headlining tour. The End Times Tour will be in support of Manson’s latest album The Pale Emperor and the Smashing Pumpkin’s 2014 album Monuments to an Elegy. Click here for my Pale Emperor review and […]
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 ‘Monuments To An Elegy’ Review: Corgan + Tommy Lee makes for an ultimately winning sonic combo. It’s been a rocky road for Billy Corgan in the 21st century: his band imploded, then his solo career stalled out, and more recently he’s faced internet backlash for re-branding the Smashing Pumpkins lineup (he’s the sole original member), […]
Smashing Pumpkins stream their new album via iTunes The Smashing Pumpkins new album Monuments to an Elegy won’t be released until December 9th, but fans can get a sneak peek all this week with a free stream on iTunes First Play Radio. Click here to listen to Monuments to an Elegy Monuments is the first album […]
Preview Smashing Pumpkins ‘Monuments to an Elegy’: band gives snippets detailing the nine tracks on upcoming album. UPDATED: Click here for my Monuments review and click here to stream in full on iTunes. Billy Corgan has released a YouTube clip featuring 30 second snippets of upcoming Smashing Pumpkins album Monuments to an Elegy which you […]
Today the Smashing Pumpkins released One and All, from their upcoming album Monuments to an Elegy. This follows last month’s release of new track Being Beige. The track premiered on the Huffington Post. Frontman and sole original member Billy Corgan told the media outlet that “I basically sang the whole song the first time I wrote it. […]
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