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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 …
September 20, 2010 Rock supergroup A Perfect Circle's much-awaited return for their first trek in over six years is officially official.
On Monday, the quintet, which has been on hiatus since 2004, announced the itinerary for their five-city jaunt, set to kick off November 4 in Tempe, AZ -- not far from the vineyards owned by singer Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer) -- then hit Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, and Las Vegas through the end of the …
September 14, 2010 The Smashing Pumpkins just released "Spangled," the sixth song from their 44-track Teargarden by Kaleidoscope project, as a free download to benefit Sweet Relief, a fund to help musicians in need. Get the track for free right here (donations are suggested; don't be a Scrooge!).
"Spangled," which will hit the Pumpkins' website on September 15, is a Beatles-esque psychedelic jam written around a harpsichord melody. …
September 13, 2010 Alt-rock supergroup A Perfect Circle's hiatus is over.
On Monday, the band -- which dissolved in 2004, with singer Maynard James Keenan focusing on Tool and Puscifer, while the group's other founder, guitarist Billy Howerdel, recorded as Ashes Divide -- announced plans for a five-city U.S. trek. But don't call it a "reunion" tour.
"[That] would imply we broke up. Which we didn't," Keenan tells SPIN.com. "So. …
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 31, 2010 This week, SPIN celebrated its 25th anniversary with a week-long series of concerts in New York City, including memorable gigs from the Smashing Pumpkins, the National, the Flaming Lips, and the Black Keys. …
July 7, 2010 The Smashing Pumpkins that kicked off their new tour at Cleveland's sweltering House of Blues Tuesday night aren't the same Smashing Pumpkins you know and love. …
July 6, 2010 Smashing Pumpkins just dropped the fifth song, "Freak," from their planned 44-track album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, and it's a union of Billy Corgan's greatest traits: emotional pop-rock songwriting and heavy guitar heroics. …
July 1, 2010 Billy Corgan debuted his leaner, meaner Smashing Pumpkins on Wednesday night, roaring through a scintillating 80 minutes of songs old and new before ending the set nonplussed, a ukulele in his hand.
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