the smashing pumpkins

Billy Corgan Talks “Free-market Libertarian” Politics, D’arcy, and Cat Magazines in New Interview

The reunited Smashing Pumpkins are the subject of a New York Times interview today—or rather, Billy Corgan is, since the famously difficult frontman reportedly "did 90 percent…
Anna Gaca / March 22, 2018

Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour

As the Smashing Pumpkins' official countdown timer expired at noon Eastern time today, the band announced an extensive reunion tour with stops in 34 U.S. cities, plus Montreal and…
Anna Gaca / February 15, 2018

Smashing Pumpkins’ Website Updated with New Countdown Clock

It's been a few years since we've heard anything from the Smashing Pumpkins as a group, but it looks like the act might be gearing…
Rob Arcand / February 10, 2018

Billy Corgan Hints Smashing Pumpkins Are Recording With Rick Rubin

In a lengthy soliloquy of an Instagram caption, Billy Corgan has apparently revealed that Rick Rubin is producing the new Smashing Pumpkins reunion album Corgan has teased for several years.
Maggie Serota / January 29, 2018

Billy Corgan Teases Smashing Pumpkins Reunion on Instagram

Nickelback apologist Billy Corgan has posted a photo on Instagram of himself hanging in a Los Angeles recording studio with two founding Smashing Pumpkins members, guitarist James…
Tosten Burks / January 16, 2018

Watch William Patrick Corgan Perform Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” Backstage at Jimmy Fallon

Reports indicate that last Friday (October 20) was the first time Billy "William Patrick" Corgan performed his cover of Miley Cyrus' 2013 hit "Wrecking Ball" in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 25, 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

Stream William Patrick Corgan’s (Billy Corgan’s) New Album Ogilala

William Patrick Corgan (Billy Corgan) of The Splendid Pumpkins (The Smashing Pumpkins) has released two singles and some elaborate visuals from his new, muted, Rick-Rubin-produced…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 5, 2017

Video: William Patrick Corgan (Billy Corgan) – “The Spaniards”

William Patrick Corgan (that's Billy Corgan, you nincompoops) has released a new song from his upcoming, Rick-Rubin-produced solo album Ogilala. The video for the acoustic-guitar-driven…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 29, 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

The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997

At 1997, rock radio was as optimistic as the U.S. president, who’d just been inaugurated for his second term. From angsty grunge and trendy Brit…
SPIN Staff / April 25, 2017

Billy Corgan Says Nirvana and Pearl Jam’s Success Almost Drove Him to Suicide

Unendingly eccentric Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan's latest interview took place on a self-improvement podcast, Why Not Now?, hosted by Digital Royalty CEO and social media…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 1, 2017

Billy Corgan Loses Lawsuit Against TNA Wrestling

Over the past few weeks, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been locked in an extensive legal battle with the pro wrestling promotion TNA. Corgan,…
Jeremy Gordon / October 31, 2016

Watch Billy Corgan Cover the Velvet Underground Live

Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins bandmate Jeff Schroeder visited the lead singer's Chicago teahouse, Madame ZuZu's, last night, where they did an acoustic set and…
Rachel Brodsky / May 14, 2016

Smashing Pumpkins Covered Hole’s “Malibu” Last Night

Update: We also have footage of Smashing Pumpkins covering David Bowie's "Space Oddity." Scroll down to see fan-shot Instagram video (via NME). Smashing Pumpkins began their U.S.
Anna Gaca / March 23, 2016
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