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Smashing Pumpkins Launch Lawsuit Against Virgin Records

Smashing Pumpkins are to sue their former record label Virgin Records over the alleged misuse of the band's name.The rock band have launched a legal action against Virgin after the company used the Pumpkins' name...

By on 25 March 2008

Corgan Recalls Troubled Childhood For Student Suicide Campaign

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN was left so traumatised by the childhood abuse he suffered at the hands of his father, he once contemplated suicide. The 41-year-old endured long periods of feeling helpless and alienated...

Corgan Setting Up Moog Museum

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN is helping set up a museum dedicated to late electronic synthesiser pioneer BOB MOOG. The Today rocker has joined forces with the Bob Moog Foundation to restore and preserve Moog's...

Corgan: 'American Women Are Sluts'

SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN has launched a scathing attack on American women - branding them "sluts". The Tonight, Tonight rocker spoke out against a legion of U.S. females at English music festival Reading on...

Paris Poses For Pumpkins Picture

The U.K. cover of SMASHING PUMPKINS' comeback single TARANTULA features a photograph of PARIS HILTON, taken by the band's leader BILLY CORGAN. The rocker reveals he initially planned to invite Hilton and former party pals...

Former Pumpkins Star Rules Out Reunion

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS star JAMES IHA has ended months of speculation about his part in the group's reunion tour by insisting he won't rejoin the band. The guitarist claims he's too busy working on the...

Smashing Pumpkins To Headline Virgin Festival

Reformed rockers THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have confirmed they'll perform their first North American show of 2007 at the Virgin Festival in Toronto, Canada in September (07). The group, fronted by BILLY CORGAN, will co-headline the...

Smashing Pumpkins Confirm Comeback Album

Reformed rockers SMASHING PUMPKINS have thrilled fans by confirming they will release their first album in seven years this summer (07) - on a Saturday. The BILLY CORGAN-fronted band have decided to unveil ZEITGEIST on...

Pumpkins Announce German Shows

LATEST: Reformed rockers SMASHING PUMPKINS will return to performing live this summer (07) after announcing two European festival dates. The cult group will headline Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals in early...

Corgan Confirms New Album And Tour

SMASHING PUMPKINS lead singer BILLY CORGAN has confirmed the band will release a new album and tour later this year (07). The TODAY singer posted a message on his MySpace web page announcing the band's...

Legitimacy Of 'Leaked' Pumpkins Tracks Thrown Into Doubt

The legitimacy of four 'leaked' new SMASHING PUMPKINS songs has been thrown into doubt, because fans are convinced the singer on THE BAKER DEMOS is not BILLY CORGAN. The tracks COLLAPSING CITIES, THE RESTLESS WORLD,...

Stars Join Townshend's Girlfriend For Radio Show

The satellite radio show fronted by PETE TOWNSHEND's girlfriend RACHEL FULLER turned into a star-studded event on Tuesday night (07NOV06) when SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN joined Townshend, EELS star E and actress MINNIE DRIVER...

Corgan Unveils New Material.

BILLY CORGAN's showcase of new material has been well received by a star-studded audience which included PETE TOWNSHEND. Despite being the singer's first live gig following a one year break from music, the SMASHING PUMPKINS...

Pumpkins Start Work On Their First Album For Seven Years

Reformed rockers SMASHING PUMPKINS have begun work on their first album in seven years, according to a post on the group's official website. The short message confirms the group is in the studio with producer...

Corgan Living With Love

Rocker COURTNEY LOVE was so intent on working on her new album non-stop, she insisted SMASHING PUMPKINS singer/producer BILLY CORGAN moved in with her. Love has been working on the album in close collaboration...

Smashing Pumpkins' Battling Bassists

JANE'S ADDICTION rocker ERIC AVERY is competing with MELISSA AUF DER MAUR to play bass in the reformed SMASHING PUMPKINS. Frontman BILLY CORGAN and drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLAIN are officially back on board and auditioning for...

Courtney Makes Comeback

Rocker COURTNEY LOVE made a rare live appearance in Los Angeles on Saturday (29APR06), and was joined by SMASHING PUMPKINS singer BILLY CORGAN and songwriter LINDA PERRY. The trio teamed up for the Gay and...

It's Official: Pumpkins Reform

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have finally confirmed they are reuniting, following months of speculation, and are ready to record their sixth studio album. Frontman BILLY CORGAN, who has remained friends with former drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLAIN and...

Hilton Turns Home Into Club Paris For Stavros

PARIS HILTON turned her Hollywood home into Club Paris on Monday night (17APR06) when she staged a surprise birthday party for her boyfriend STAVROS NIARCHOS. The socialite-turned-actress scrapped plans to party in Las Vegas, Nevada...

Pumpkins Reunion Confirmed

SMASHING PUMPKINS have confirmed reports they are reuniting, and singer BILLY CORGAN is already writing material for a new album. The TONIGHT TONIGHT rockers, who split in 2000, previously hinted they were considering getting...

Pumpkins To Pop Up In Lollapalooza Line-up?

Indie rock festival Lollapalooza is set to return to Chicago, Illinois, and rumours are ripe the SMASHING PUMPKINS will reunite to headline the event. The band has previously commented that it was considering getting...

Smashing Pumpkins To Reform?

BILLY CORGAN's desperate attempts to reform this band SMASHING PUMPKINS have reportedly paid off, with the band rumoured to be playing this April's (30APR06) Coachella festival in California. TONIGHT TONIGHT hitmaker Corgan began his...

Corgan Storms Off Stage

American rocker BILLY CORGAN abandoned a solo concert in Melbourne, Australia last night (26JUL05) after fans repeatedly asked him to play songs by his former band SMASHING PUMPKINS. Despite placing an advert in the...

Corgan Must Make Amends With Iha

Rocker BILLY CORGAN will have some big personal issues to sort out with old pal JAMES IHA before reforming SMASHING PUMPKINS - because he still doesn't know why the guitarist hated him so much before...

Corgan Determined To Be Himself

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS rocker BILLY CORGAN is finally opening himself up to fans after years of trying to work out his own identity. Corgan, who took out a full-page advert in the Chicago Tribune...

Corgan: 'Joy Division Were Heavy Metal'

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS rocker BILLY CORGAN has bemused music fans by insisting new wave band JOY DIVISION were actually a heavy metal band. Joy Division, who evolved into electro act NEW ORDER after the...

Corgan: 'I Will Be The Boss'

Rocker BILLY CORGAN warns his former SMASHING PUMPKINS bandmates they will have to accept he will be boss if they reform. The DISARM star, who is hankering for a return to his Grammy Award-winning...

Corgan Moved On From Zwan

Rocker BILLY CORGAN failed to keep his last group ZWAN together because he couldn't move on from the success he shared with the SMASHING PUMPKINS. Corgan formed Smashing Pumpkins in 1988 and the band...

Drummer Signs Up For Smashing Pumpkins Reunion

Rocker BILLY CORGAN's desire to reform the SMASHING PUMPKINS has come a step closer to reality - drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLAIN is also keen to resurrect the band. Corgan took out a full-page advertisement in...

Corgan Plans To Reform The Smashing Pumpkins

Rocker BILLY CORGAN has announced his intention to reunite THE SMASHING PUMPKINS for the first time since they split in 2000. Corgan, who released his first solo album THEFUTUREEMBRACE in the US today (21JUN05),...

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