Posts tagged "billy corgan"

Every Smashing Pumpkins Song, Ranked

Like fellow ’90s Chicago great Michael Jordan, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has seen his legacy become somewhat tarnished in recent years by poor late-career…
SPIN Staff / October 30, 2015

Billy Corgan Wants You to Celebrate Halloween at His Chicago Tea Shop

If you live in Chicago or plan to pass through the area this week, mark this in your calendar: Billy Corgan’s Halloween party at his…
Rachel Brodsky / October 27, 2015

Classic Reviews: Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’

This review originally ran in the December 1995 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, we’ve…
Ann Powers / October 23, 2015

Smashing Pumpkins: SPIN’s ‘Mellon Collie’ Cover Story, ‘Zero Worship’

This story was originally published in the June 1996 issue of SPIN. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Smashing Pumpkins’ third album — 1995’s…
Craig Marks / October 23, 2015

Roger Waters, Billy Corgan, and Tom Morello Join Forces on ‘Comfortably Numb’

Billy Corgan might be on a break from Twitter to spend time with his other hobbies — namely wrestling and a website devoted to people…
Brennan Carley / October 17, 2015

Billy Corgan Runs a Blog Called Now

Update: In other weird Billy Corgan news, he also appeared on TNA Wrestling — for which he serves as Senior Producer — announcing a new…
James Grebey / October 7, 2015

Billy Corgan Thinks Donald Trump’s ‘Chaos Theory’ Presidential Campaign Is ‘Cool’

Last month, Billy Corgan made his feelings about Donald Trump’s Republican Presidential Debate performance known in an August 8 VIP Q&A in Cincinnati. Now, thanks…
Rachel Brodsky / September 4, 2015

Here’s Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson Singing ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ as Nuns and a Preacher

On the Nashville date of their joint tour, which took place last Sunday, Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson got a bit biblical, with the latter…
Rachel Brodsky / August 12, 2015

Billy Corgan on Alt-Rock: ‘You Do Not Hear People Playing Guitar the Way Kurt Cobain Played Guitar’

Billy Corgan’s press appearances and VIP Q&As around this year’s Smashing Pumpkins tours have been, as expected, a veritable goldmine of potent quotables. After praising…
Colin Joyce / August 5, 2015

Smashing Pumpkins Got Their Stage Crashed Three Times Last Night

Update: It turns out security was even worse than originally reported; according to the Smashing Pumpkins themselves, they actually had three people stage crash during their New…
James Grebey / July 30, 2015

Billy Corgan to Haters at Disneyland: ‘What the F—k Do You Want From Me?’

Billy “William” Corgan was recently photographed looking a little glum while riding Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. The picture, via Us Weekly, is a truly…
James Grebey / July 29, 2015

Hear Billy Corgan’s Response to Kurt Cobain Murder-Truther Theories

Fresh from enjoying the hell out of a trip to Disneyland, Billy Corgan’s offered up his thoughts — or lack thereof — on the conspiracy…
Brennan Carley / July 27, 2015

Billy Corgan: Radiohead Was ‘the Last Band’ to Do ‘Anything New With the Guitar’

In a new interview with EW, which caught up with the Smashing Pumpkins frontman mid-tour with Marilyn Manson, Billy Corgan offered his thoughts on alt-rock music today.
Rachel Brodsky / July 24, 2015

Billy Corgan Has Depressing Theories About the Future of Music Streaming

Aside from reuniting with old friends and trekking cross-country on his current acoustic tour, Billy Corgan has also spent a fair amount of time recently…
Colin Joyce / June 24, 2015

Billy Corgan Performed a Tender Piano Cover of the Beatles’ ‘Something’

Billy Corgan is presently on an acoustic tour with the current iteration of Smashing Pumpkins, before he heads out on a trek with Marilyn Manson.
Colin Joyce / June 23, 2015

Smashing Pumpkins Have Had Yet Another Lineup Change

The Ship of Theseus paradox was first brought up by the ancient Greek philosopher Plutarch, about a ship that has over time had every single plank,…
James Grebey / June 12, 2015

Smashing Pumpkins Are Going on Their First-Ever Acoustic Tour

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced that they’ll be embarking upon their first acoustic tour this summer. “The Smashing Pumpkins: In Plainsong – An Acoustic-Electro Evening” will,…
James Grebey / April 22, 2015

Billy Corgan: ‘The Future of the Smashing Pumpkins is Kinda Murky’

Billy Corgan — excuse me, William Corgan — is unsure about what’s going to happen to the Smashing Pumpkins. In an interview with Peru’s Radio…
James Grebey / March 25, 2015

Billy Corgan Says His Name Is ‘William,’ Not ‘Billy,’ Thank You Very Much

Sometimes William Patrick Corgan Jr. — better known as Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins — doesn’t want to be called “Billy.” During a concert in…
James Grebey / March 20, 2015

Billy Corgan Says He Could Beat Kanye West in a Fight

Nothing is ever over until Billy Corgan has a say in it. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman recently appeared on an Australian morning show, where he chimed…
Brennan Carley / February 26, 2015
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