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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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Smashing Pumpkins Announce 33-Song Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and MACHINA Sequel

Where did the time go? Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness turns 25 this weekend and the band has big plans to celebrate the silver…
Daniel Kohn / October 22, 2020

Smashing Pumpkins Unleash Two New Tracks, Third Episode of Animated Series

In the spirit of their upcoming double album, Smashing Pumpkins just dropped not one, but two new songs. After sharing two tracks off their upcoming…
Brenton Blanchet / October 9, 2020

The 50 Best Songs of the Year 2000

The year 2000 looms large in pop culture history: the Y2k non-scare, the Seinfeld "Newmannium" episode, the "In the Year 2000" sketch from Conan O'Brien's…
SPIN Staff / September 25, 2020

Smashing Pumpkins to Release Double Album CYR

The Smashing Pumpkins are back on our radar... just in time for the pumpkin season. The alt-rock icons announced their upcoming double-record, CYR,…
Brenton Blanchet / September 18, 2020

Smashing Pumpkins Return With ‘Cyr’ and ‘The Colour of Love’

A couple of weeks after teasing activity, the Smashing Pumpkins are officially back. Billy Corgan and company released a pair of new songs,…
Daniel Kohn / August 28, 2020

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Smashing Pumpkins Tease Activity With Countdown Clock

Talk about a Friday surprise. Smashing Pumpkins dropped a subtle teaser on their social media this afternoon, with five different countdowns going on simultaneously. The…
SPIN Staff / August 14, 2020

Fruit Bats Ready Full-LP Cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Siamese Dream’

Fruit Bats will release a full-LP cover of Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream on August 21 via Turntable Kitchen's SOUNDS DELICIOUS subscription series. They previewed the…
Ryan Reed / July 23, 2020

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
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