Posts tagged "Smashing Pumpkins"

Smashing Pumpkins to Tour With Liz Phair This Spring

William Corgan's Smashing Pumpkins have just announced a cross-country tour of the United States with opening act Liz Phair. Kicking off in just over a…
Brennan Carley / February 1, 2016

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

Stream Our Playlist of the 95 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1995

It's shocking that it's somehow been twenty years since 1995, but here we are, and SPIN decided to mark the passage of time and…
James Grebey / August 6, 2015

The 95 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1995

Last summer, we counted down the 100 best alternative rock songs of 1994, calling it "alternative's biggest year." Undoubtedly it was; you can't…
SPIN Staff / August 6, 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

Miguel’s ‘Leaves’ Takes Its Riff from a Hit Song, But It’s Not Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘1979’

It was stunning to me this morning to read that Miguel felt one of the songs on his most recent album, WILDHEART, was indebted enough to…
Andrew Unterberger / July 15, 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

Jimmy Chamberlin Will Rejoin the Smashing Pumpkins for Marilyn Manson Tour

Billy Corgan is currently embroiled in a lengthy acoustic tour, but as soon as that ends he'll embark on the Smashing Pumpkins' full-band dates with…
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 Smush Every Song From ‘Gish’ Into a Three-Minute Medley

Smashing Pumpkins are in the midst of an acoustic tour that they're calling In Plainsong, and things have occasionally gotten a little sillier than you…
Colin Joyce / June 19, 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

The Smashing Pumpkins Brought Members of the Killers and Rage Against the Machine to ‘Fallon’

Last night, William Corgan continued his band's Monuments to an Elegy campaign with a stop on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, bringing with him new-ish touring members Mark…
Brennan Carley / April 3, 2015

Smashing Pumpkins March to War in ‘Drum and Fife’ Video

The Smashing Pumpkins have released a brand-new video for "Drum and Fife," which is taken from their latest release, Monuments to an Elegy. Directed by Ahlander…
Rachel Brodsky / March 30, 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
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