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Smashing Pumpkins to Play Beale Street Music Festival

Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer and The 1975 are just some of the acts that have been slated to play at this year's Beale Street Music Festival.
Emily Tan / February 12, 2020

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

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My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels, Pixies Highlight Riot Fest 2021 Lineup

My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels and Pixies are among the highlights of the first wave lineup for Riot Fest 2021. Yes, you…
Daniel Kohn / June 16, 2020

Smashing Pumpkins Cancel Rock Invasion 2 Tour

After pushing their spring tour to the fall, Smashing Pumpkins have canceled their Rock Invasion 2 tour. The group made the announcement on…
Daniel Kohn / June 8, 2020

Quarantine Classic Concerts: Tibetan Freedom Concert

Rock ‘n roll and politics have a long, intertwined history -- and it’s hard to find a better example than the Tibetan Freedom Concert.
Sean Moltisanti / June 4, 2020

Billy Corgan Gives Unplugged Performance of ‘Hard Times’ on Tonight Show

Back in January, Billy Corgan revealed that the Smashing Pumpkins were working on new material. But since then, the global pandemic hit and…
Emily Tan / May 19, 2020

Difficult Fourth Albums: The Mid-Career Hurdle That Challenged Smashing Pumpkins, Wilco and Radiohead

There are certain clichés associated with the triumphs and pitfalls of a recording artist’s first or second album – the confident debut often gives way…
Al Shipley / March 20, 2020

Billy Corgan’s 10 Most Memorable Lyrical Passages

Smashing Pumpkins frontman and alternative poet William Patrick Corgan turns 53 this St. Patrick's Day. One of the most acclaimed songwriters of the alternative era,…
Steve Baltin / March 13, 2020

Smashing Pumpkins Announce Rock Invasion 2 Tour Dates

Ahead of opening some dates for Guns N' Roses on their summer stadium tour, Smashing Pumpkins announced they'll be hitting the road on their own.
SPIN Staff / March 2, 2020

Smashing Pumpkins to Open Several Dates on Guns N’ Roses Stadium Tour

It looks Guns N' Roses' string of having strong openers will continue. In a Thursday afternoon tweet, the Smashing Pumpkins confirmed that they'll…
Daniel Kohn / February 6, 2020

Billy Corgan: New Smashing Pumpkins Album Is “Pretty Different”

Billy Corgan is blowing the dust off his guitar. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman revealed in a new interview with Nashville's 102.9 The Buzz that the…
Anna Chan / January 23, 2020

12 Best Rock Star Cameos on The Simpsons

It's become a badge of honor for athletes, rockers, authors, astronauts, actors, politicians, and pop culture icons to get The Simpsons treatment. And on October…
Jolie Lash / October 13, 2019

Which Smashing Pumpkins Album Is the Best?

The Smashing Pumpkins' discography is a vast, varied thing. In the words of SPIN's own Jim Greer, "[frontman Billy] Corgan, and by extension Smashing Pumpkins, is…
SPIN Staff / October 4, 2019

Smashing Pumpkins’ Pisces Iscariot Is Thrill-Free for Casual Listeners

This review of Pisces Iscariot originally appeared in the November 1994 issue of SPIN. We're republishing it in honor of the album's 25th anniversary on October 4.
Jim Greer / October 4, 2019

Watch Smashing Pumpkins Perform “Fire And Rain” (James Taylor Cover)

Last week, the Smashing Pumpkins kicked off a tour alongside Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and the band has broken out a new cover on the dates…
James Rettig, Stereogum / August 14, 2019

Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Announce Joint Tour

Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are embarking on a North American summer tour together. The August stint begins with shows in New…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 4, 2019
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