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Pumpkins Pair Settle Suits

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS rockers JAMES IHA and D'ARCY WRETZKY-BROWN have settled two lawsuits with the band's frontman BILLY CORGAN and their one-time record label Virgin.The pair sued Corgan, alleging the rocker had renegotiated a deal...

Corgan Rallies Against Swine Flu Fears

SMASHING PUMPKINS leader BILLY CORGAN has blasted plans to force everyone in Massachusetts to have swine flu vaccinations, insisting he'll never agree to be injected.The outspoken rocker insists the medical emergency currently sweeping America is...

Navarro Joins Corgan's Spirits

JANE'S ADDICTION star DAVE NAVARRO has joined the ranks of BILLY CORGAN's new supergroup SPIRITS IN THE SKY.Navarro will join the Smashing Pumpkins star, Strawberry Alarm Clock's Mark Weitz, Mark Tulin and Kerry Brown for...

Corgan's Spirits Plan Another Six Shows

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN has formed a new supergroup with the ex-husband of former bandmate D'ARCY WRETZKY.Corgan debuted Spirits In The Sky for a July (09) tribute concert for late rocker Sky Saxon, and...

Pumpkin Corgan Hires Teenage Drummer

SMASHING PUMPKINS rocker BILLY CORGAN has plucked a 19-year-old drummer from obscurity to join his Grammy-winning band.Mike Byrne, currently performing with a band called Moses, Smell the Roses, revealed he's been "at Pumpkin camp" in...

Ray J Has Shot At Love With Tila Tequila

Reality TV star TILA TEQUILA has refuted reports linking her to rocker BILLY CORGAN and rapper SEAN COMBS - insisting she has actually found love with R&B singer RAY J. The Internet pin-up was rumoured to...

Corgan Thrilled With Drummer Call

SMASHING PUMPKINS leader BILLY CORGAN has been overwhelmed by drummers hoping to replace JIMMY CHAMBERLIN in his band - more than 1,000 wannabes have put their names forward for auditions next week (14Apr09). Chamberlin quit the...

Corgan's Easter Treat To Pumpkins Fans - New Album Plans

Rocker BILLY CORGAN has reconsidered his promise never to release any more SMASHING PUMPKINS albums, insisting he's in a much happier place now he's no longer governed by record company politics. The Today singer dismissed future...

Corgan Has A Shot At Love With Tequila

Moody rocker BILLY CORGAN has reportedly found romance with an unlikely partner - Internet pin-up-turned-bisexual reality TV star TILA TEQUILA On Sunday (05Apr09), the Smashing Pumpkins frontman arrived at U.S. TV network Bravo's second annual A-List...

Corgan Hunting For A New Drummer

SMASHING PUMPKINS leader BILLY CORGAN isn't wasting any time replacing drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLIN - he's staging auditions for a new bandmate on 10 April (09) in Los Angeles. Chamberlin quit the group earlier this month (Mar09),...

Chamberlin Quits Smashing Pumpkins

BILLY CORGAN is the last Pumpkin standing - his SMASHING PUMPKINS bandmate JIMMY CHAMBERLIN has quit the group. Corgan and Chamberlin regrouped after the band split in 2000, but pals James Iha and D'arcy Wretzky weren't...

Corgan Fights For Radio Royalties

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN has testified before U.S. Congress in support of a new bill that would require radio stations to pay musicians every time their songs are played. The rocker appeared at a House...

Corgan: 'We Will Quit Making Albums'

SMASHING PUMPKINS have vowed never to make another album - because frontman BILLY CORGAN is sick of fans only listening to their favourite tracks. The moody rockers split in 2000 before reuniting in 2006 to...

Corgan Sues Cameraman Over 'Poor' Footage

Rocker BILLY CORGAN is suing a filmmaker after claiming his work was not up to scratch. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman hired Lester Cohn to document his recording sessions and live performances. But in a lawsuit...

Love Slams Corgan Over Party

Rocker COURTNEY LOVE has publicly slammed SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN over his alleged refusal to attend her daughter's forthcoming birthday party. Love unleashed a bitter tirade at the musician on a social forum website,...

Corgan's Stolen Fender Replaced By New Signature Model

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN has a new guitar to play with - bosses at Fender have just designed a Stratocaster for the frontman. As part of the firm's signature line of electric guitars, the...

Smashing Pumpkins To Release Box Set Of Debut Album

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS are set to release a box set of their 1991 debut album GISH this year.An exact release date or details of what the box set will contain is yet to be disclosed...

By on 24 June 2008

Shirley Manson Lands Terminator Role

GARBAGE frontwoman Shirley Manson has landed a regular role on US television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.The 41-year-old flame-haired singer is set to play Catherine Weaver, the CEO of the high tech company Cyberdyne...

By on 30 May 2008

Corgan Urges Winehouse + Radiohead To Set A Better Example

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN has attacked RADIOHEAD and AMY WINEHOUSE for not setting a better example to emerging acts. The rocker admits he feels sorry for wannabe stars because they have no role models...

Corgan Blasts Music Industry Executives

SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN is using his band's new legal battle with music industry heavyweights at Virgin to attack the whole business. The angry rocker and his bandmates filed suit against Virgin bosses on...

Corgan Speaks Out About Virgin Lawsuit

LATEST: SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN has accused bosses at their label Virgin Records of allowing firms to use the band's name and music for promotional purposes, despite knowing they had no right to do...

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...

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