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Liz Phair and Billy Corgan Each Covered Prince This Weekend

Liz Phair and Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan were on tour together when the news of Prince's death arrived last week, and each offered a tribute to the late…
Anna Gaca / April 25, 2016

Watch Smashing Pumpkins Cover ZZ Top’s ‘Tush’ and ‘La Grange’

Smashing Pumpkins appear to be on a bit of a ZZ Top kick, as Billy "William" Corgan and his band covered two of the bearded-ones'
James Grebey / April 20, 2016

Watch the Smashing Pumpkins Reunite With James Iha at L.A. Concert

Smashing Pumpkins founding member and former guitarist James Iha joined Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin onstage Saturday night in Los Angeles for the first…
Colin Stutz / March 27, 2016

Smashing Pumpkins Covered Hole’s “Malibu” Last Night

Update: We also have footage of Smashing Pumpkins covering David Bowie's "Space Oddity." Scroll down to see fan-shot Instagram video (via NME). Smashing Pumpkins began their U.S.
Anna Gaca / March 23, 2016

How Big Is Marilyn Manson’s Penis? Billy Corgan Knows

Remember that old rumor that Marilyn Manson had some of his ribs removed so he could give himself a blowjob? Well, thanks to Billy Corgan,…
Harley Brown / February 8, 2016

Billy Corgan Used Unreleased Smashing Pumpkins Track for ‘Impact Wrestling’ Theme

Some of you might know Billy Corgan as the lone member of the once-robust Smashing Pumpkins lineup. Others might know him as Senior Producer of…
Rachel Brodsky / January 5, 2016

Billy Corgan Had a Son, Is a Dad Now

Billy Corgan, who is best known for his blog, www.peopleandtheircars.com, and to real fans, for his band, Smashing Pumpkins, is now a father. Alternative Nation reports…
James Grebey / December 22, 2015

Watch Footage of Bradford Cox Taunting Billy Corgan at His Recent Philly Show

New evidence has come to light in the newly ongoing feud between Deerhunter's Bradford Cox and Billy Corgan. Cox, you may recall, told a story at a…
James Grebey / December 8, 2015

Bradford Cox Issues Apology to Billy Corgan, Still Taunts Him Onstage in Philadelphia

Correction: Video of the event has been uploaded to YouTube, and it looks like Bradford Cox did not actually tell Billy Corgan to "suck his dick,"
Andrew Unterberger / December 7, 2015

Billy Corgan Mourns the Death of Scott Weiland

The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan has joined the cavalcade of voices mourning the death of Scott Weiland. A day after the former Stone Temple Pilots…
Colin Joyce / December 4, 2015

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 PeopleAndTheirCars.com 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
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