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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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MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’ Turns 30: Remembering a Gen-X Musical Touchstone

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 […]

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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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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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Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson Announce Joint Tour

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 […]

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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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Smashing Pumpkins ‘Monuments To An Elegy’ Review

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), […]

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Stream Smashing Pumpkins ‘Monuments To An Elegy’

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 […]

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