Smashing Pumpkins

The 96 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1996

Undoubtedly, 1996 was the year of Weird Alternative. Representing the final period before underground rock's post-grunge bubble totally burst, the hits of 1996 shook out…
SPIN Staff / August 31, 2016

Billy Corgan Reconciles With Ex-Smashing Pumpkins Bassist D’arcy Wretzky, Addresses Reunion Rumors

At the top of the year, the answer to the question of whether the Smashing Pumpkins' classic lineup would ever reunite was a hard no. Today,…
Brian Josephs / August 16, 2016

Billy Corgan Hints at Smashing Pumpkins Reunion, Says He’s Finished a New Solo Album

Billy Corgan recorded a live video via the Smashing Pumpkins' official Facebook page yesterday, potentially hinting (but alas, only hinting) at a historic band reunion. The…
Anna Gaca / July 29, 2016

Billy Corgan Threatens to Knock Out Stage Crasher

What you don't do at a Smashing Pumpkins concert is interrupt a Rolling Stones cover. Billy Corgan — who has reunited with Jimmy Chamberlin on this…
Brian Josephs / May 2, 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

Billy Corgan Debuted a New Smashing Pumpkins Song for VIP Concertgoers Last Week

Smashing Pumpkins recently embarked on their spring tour with Liz Phair — set to make stops across the U.S. until the end of April —…
Brennan Carley / March 29, 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

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
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