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Corgan Determined To Be Himself

11th July 2005

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...

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Corgan: 'Joy Division Were Heavy Metal'

8th July 2005

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...

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Corgan: 'I Will Be The Boss'

5th July 2005

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...

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Corgan Moved On From Zwan

4th July 2005

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...

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Drummer Signs Up For Smashing Pumpkins Reunion

27th June 2005

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...

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Corgan Plans To Reform The Smashing Pumpkins

21st June 2005

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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Alice In Chains Star Brought In To Help Courtney Love

16th June 2005

Former ALICE IN CHAINS star JERRY CANTRELL has been called in to collaborate with COURTNEY LOVE on her upcoming solo album. The guitarist has joined ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN in the studio with...

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Corgan Rues Defeat By Cure Star

4th May 2005

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN is still smarting after losing a closely fought table tennis battle with legendary singer ROBERT SMITH. The bald rocker mistakenly accepted a match against THE CURE star without...

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Jackson Traumatised By Manson's Presence

2nd May 2005

LISA-MARIE PRESLEY was forced to placate JANET JACKSON at a high-profile party held for her former sister-in-law - because she was adamant guest MARILYN MANSON was the "devil". The controversial shock rocker terrified Janet...

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Corgan Teams Up With Smith On New Record

31st March 2005

Goth superstars BILLY CORGAN and ROBERT SMITH have teamed up to record a quirky cover of THE BEE GEES' tune TO LOVE SOMEBODY. Former SMASHING PUMPKINS star Corgan invited Smith to join him in...

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Chamberlain Keeps Up With The Past

1st March 2005

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLAIN has been forced to embrace his past - because it's all fans and journalists want to talk about when they meet him. The TODAY rocker can't escape the...

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Former Pumpkins Reunite

4th November 2004

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS and ZWAN star JIMMY CHAMBERLIN (corr) has teamed up with former band leader BILLY CORGAN on his first solo album. The rocker wanted to record with Corgan again because it was...

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Corgan Was A Literary Prodigy

3rd November 2004

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN was a child prodigy who could read before he was three. The rocker-turned-poet can't even remember being taught literacy but he was reading "big kids' books" while his...

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Corgan Won't Vote

1st November 2004

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN is refusing to vote in the upcoming US presidential elections, even though his admission is upsetting fans. The singer/songwriter admits he can't get passionate about any of the...

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Pumpkin Billy Lands Sports Radio Job

26th May 2004

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS and ZWAN star BILLY CORGAN has signed up to be his beloved baseball team CHICAGO CUBS' official Cub's Correspondent for radio station WXRT-FM. The baseball-mad singer will talk about games and...

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Corgan + Cale Aid Escovedo

29th April 2004

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN and VELVET UNDERGROUND founder JOHN CALE are among the stars performing on a new ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO tribute album. The proceeds of the covers CD, POR VIDA, will go...

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Corgan Returns

20th April 2004

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN wowed fans at a hometown show in Chicago, Illinois, last night (19APR04) when he unveiled a series of new songs. The rocker stepped up on stage at the...

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Corgan Recording No Compromise Solo Album

29th January 2004

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS and ZWAN frontman BILLY CORGAN is relishing recording his debut solo album - because there will be "no compromises". Although the TODAY singer is planning to enlist the talents of a...

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Stars Join Escovedo Benefit Album

22nd January 2004

LOS LOBOS, JACKSON BROWNE and BILLY CORGAN are adding their names to the list of pop musicians contributing songs to an album to benefit ailing singer-songwriter ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO. Others already signed up for the...

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Corgan's Chicago Cubs Plea

17th October 2003

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN's rendition of baseball anthem TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLPARK failed to bring his team CHICAGO CUBS any luck on Wednesday night (15OCT03) in the NATIONAL LEAGUE CONFERENCE SERIES....

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Zwan Split

15th September 2003

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN has disbanded his critically acclaimed new group ZWAN after just two years. The singer/songwriter announced the group's demise earlier today (15SEP03), claiming he should never have called an...

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Corgan Gets Poetic

12th September 2003

After disbanding SMASHING PUMPKINS and struggling to keep his new band ZWAN together, rocker BILLY CORGAN is turning to poetry. The singer will give a multi-media performance of his writings to kick off the...

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Corgan's Zwan In Trouble?

12th August 2003

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN is trying to keep his new band ZWAN together after bassist PAZ LENCHANTIN announced he was quitting last week (ends08AUG03). Lenchantin made the announcement through a...

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Billy Corgan: In It For The Music

1st July 2003

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN insists his new band ZWAN will succeed because there are no "personalities" in the group this time. The acclaimed musician tired of his old bandmates and their side...

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Billy Corgan's A Faking Failure

30th May 2003

ZWAN frontman BILLY CORGAN is a disaster at pretending to be humble - unlike most of America's stars. The former SMASHING PUMPKINS singer admits his rock'n'roll antics have gone down better in Britain -...

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