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11th April 2009

"It's a dumb name, but I chose it 'cause I thought it was funny." BILLY CORGAN on the thinking behind the name of his band, SMASHING PUMPKINS....

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

10th April 2009

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...

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Corgan Has A Shot At Love With Tequila

7th April 2009

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...

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Corgan Hunting For A New Drummer

31st March 2009

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),...

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Chamberlin Quits Smashing Pumpkins

21st March 2009

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...

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Corgan Fights For Radio Royalties

11th March 2009

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...

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Corgan: 'We Will Quit Making Albums'

11th December 2008

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...

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Corgan Sues Cameraman Over 'Poor' Footage

1st August 2008

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...

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Love Slams Corgan Over Party

14th July 2008

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,...

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Corgan's Stolen Fender Replaced By New Signature Model

2nd July 2008

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...

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Smashing Pumpkins To Release Box Set Of Debut Album

24th June 2008

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...

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Shirley Manson Lands Terminator Role

30th May 2008

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...

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Corgan Urges Winehouse + Radiohead To Set A Better Example

28th March 2008

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...

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Corgan Blasts Music Industry Executives

27th March 2008

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...

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Corgan Speaks Out About Virgin Lawsuit

26th March 2008

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...

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Smashing Pumpkins Launch Lawsuit Against Virgin Records

25th March 2008

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...

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Corgan Recalls Troubled Childhood For Student Suicide Campaign

19th March 2008

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...

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Corgan Setting Up Moog Museum

4th October 2007

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...

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Corgan: 'American Women Are Sluts'

27th August 2007

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...

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Paris Poses For Pumpkins Picture

14th July 2007

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...

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Former Pumpkins Star Rules Out Reunion

6th April 2007

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...

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Smashing Pumpkins To Headline Virgin Festival

16th March 2007

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...

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Smashing Pumpkins Confirm Comeback Album

8th February 2007

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...

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Pumpkins Announce German Shows

27th January 2007

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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Corgan Confirms New Album And Tour

5th January 2007

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...

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Legitimacy Of 'Leaked' Pumpkins Tracks Thrown Into Doubt

7th December 2006

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,...

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Fascinating Fact 2545

3rd December 2006

GARBAGE star SHIRLEY MANSON is working on her first solo album with SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN and JACK WHITE, but plans to release a cover of a JOHN LENNON track as her first single....

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Corgan Unveils New Material.

9th November 2006

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...

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Stars Join Townshend's Girlfriend For Radio Show

9th November 2006

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...

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Pumpkins Start Work On Their First Album For Seven Years

17th August 2006

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...

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