Smashing Pumpkins

Watch Billy Corgan Perform “Aeronaut” on Jimmy Fallon

William Patrick Corgan, who was known as Billy Corgan in simpler times, performed "Aeronaut," the lead single from his album Ogilala, on The Tonight Show…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 13, 2017

William Patrick Corgan Is Living the Dream

Do not refer to William Patrick Corgan as "Billy," and definitely do not call him an underdog, despite decades of evidence to the contrary. "Is that a serious question?"
Ian Cohen / October 12, 2017

Billy Corgan Releases Trailer for His New Movie Pillbox

Billy Corgan will release his Rick Rubin-produced solo album Ogilala, under his government name William Patrick Corgan, on October 13. The album will also score a short…
Brian Josephs / September 20, 2017

Watch Billy Corgan Play Smashing Pumpkins’ “Sweet Sweet” for the First Time in 23 Years

Billy Corgan — or, if you prefer, William Patrick Corgan — is getting ready to release a new solo album called Ogilala. And in the…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / September 20, 2017

Billy Corgan Announces Solo Album Ogilala, Releases Single “Aeronaut”

Billy Corgan in the cut, that's a scary sight. The Smashing Pumpkins mastermind has just announced a solo album to be released under his full…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 22, 2017

Billy Corgan Is Selling a Ton of Smashing Pumpkins Guitars and Gear

Billy Corgan is parting with a truckload of guitars and gear he used to record and tour behind classic Smashing Pumpkins albums. Music gear marketplace Reverb will offer the equipment—guitars,…
Anna Gaca / July 13, 2017

Jimmy Page, Elton John, Q-Tip and Other Musicians React to Chris Cornell’s Death

Chris Cornell, iconic frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died unexpectedly at age 52 Wednesday night. As news spread, scores of musicians took to social media to pay tribute. Here are…
Anna Gaca / May 18, 2017

Singles Soundtrack’s 25th Anniversary Reissue Will Have Unreleased Recordings from Paul Westerberg, Chris Cornell, Mudhoney

Twenty five years ago, Warner Bros. released a Matt Dillon-starring romcom called Singles, which followed young gen-X'ers navigating the rigamarole of romance. The flick also had…
Brian Josephs / January 26, 2017

Billy Corgan Releases Eight-Hour Siddhartha Synth Jam in Unpurchasable $375 Box Set

Billy Corgan's 2014 improvisational musical interpretation of Herman Hesse's novel Siddhartha (with recitations) was eight hours, and staged, of all ridiculous places, in Corgan's tea shop…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 13, 2016

Billy Corgan Has Resolved His Dispute With TNA Wrestling

This has been another year of reconciliations and breakups for the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan. After reconciling with ex-bassist D’arcy Wretzky, Corgan got involved in a…
Brian Josephs / November 11, 2016

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
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