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October 8, 2010 Billy Corgan has been getting all religious lately, but when he dropped into a Paris book store last week to promote Chants Magnétiques, a collection of short stories co-written by French author Claire Fercak, he had a different message for God: "Jesus Needs a Hit / He can't quit / It's far too late." Watch the video performance below.
The song -- part of an eight-song acoustic set -- is classic Corgan, a romantic and moody ball …
August 12, 2010 Seven years after their implosion under the weight of ego clashes, drug abuse, and a lack of musical focus, the Smashing Pumpkins reformed with just two original members -- guitarist-vocalist Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlain -- and were lambasted for cashing in on their legacy with the release of 2007's actually-pretty-good Zeitgeist. …
July 27, 2010 "Onstage we are going to give you more than anybody else, and we are going to kick your ass harder than anybody else. You can laugh at us, you can poke fingers at us, but for what it is, we're as good as it's going to get." -- Billy Corgan, SPIN's June 1996 issue.
The Smashing Pumpkins have endured plenty of flack over the years, most recently for the band's current lineup -- Corgan is the sole original member. …
May 18, 2010 The death of heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio on May 16 has resonated throughout the musical community, affecting artists inspired by his work with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and his own band, Dio.
Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan, who posted the above photo of himself with Dio, took to his Twitter account: "R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio. I only got to meet him once and I can honestly say he was the nicest person I have ever met in music. ... …
April 20, 2010 The line that snaked down the sidewalk of Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon contained a surprising variety of Smashing Pumpkins T-shirts, from the early '90s Gish era to 2007's Zeitgeist.
The occasion was Record Store Day, and the band was treating the first 250 fans that pre-ordered their new EP Teargarden in Kaleidyscope, Volume 1: Songs for a Sailor to an intimate afternoon set at Space 15 Twenty, an open-air c …
January 19, 2010 Billy Corgan has released the second song from the Smashing Pumpkins' new 44-track project, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, and like its predecessor, "Widow Wake My Mind" is a very pleasant surprise. Read: It's doesn't suck... …
January 7, 2010 Smashing Pumpkins head honcho Billy Corgan -- who's already busy with new Pumpkins material, a holistic lifestyle blog, and his romance with pop singer Jessica Simpson -- plans to launch a new record label that will release new material from trailblazing '70s L.A. …
December 15, 2009 File this one under "we could've told you that."
In a recent interview with Spinner about the Smashing Pumpkins' release plans for their 44-track album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, frontman Billy Corgan admitted that breaking up the band's original lineup in 2000 "was a mistake."
The alt-rock vet explained that the band's break, which lasted until he reformed with a new lineup in 2006, "broke trust with the audience." Yet he defended h …
December 11, 2009 Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!)
This week's winners:
Who: The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan (@Billy)
Why You Should Follow: Feeling lost and confused? Uninspired? Down in the dumps? …
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