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Billy Corgan Takes A Swipe At Dave Grohl And Pearl Jam

By Ed Biggs | 11th December 2014

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan launched a tirade against his nineties contemporaries Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters, claiming that he “can out-write” both of them.Talking during a radio interview on ‘The Howard Stern Show’, Corgan...

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Billy Corgan And Courtney Love 'Connected Deeply'

11th December 2014

Billy Corgan says he and Courtney Love ''connected very deeply'' when they dated.The Smashing Pumpkins frontman was in a relationship with the 'Celebrity Skin' singer before she married Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain in 1992 and...

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Billy Corgan: 'Next Album Will Be The End'

10th December 2014

Rocker Billy Corgan has hinted The Smashing Pumpkins' days may be numbered after revealing the group's next album will be its last.The band is slated to release Day For Night next year (15), but Corgan...

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9th December 2014

Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan set up shop in Chicago, Illinois and New York on Monday (08Dec14) to offer fans the chance to purchase the band's new album, Monuments to an Elegy, on vinyl, a...

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Billy Corgan Departs Wrestling Company

18th November 2014

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has severed ties with the professional wrestling venture he co-founded in 2011 so he can concentrate on an ambitious new musical project.Corgan took to Twitter.com on Tuesday to announce he...

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17th November 2014

Smashing Pumpkins stars Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder joined former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook and his band, the Light, for a cover of Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart at...

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Smashing Pumpkins Unveil 'Monuments To An Elegy' In December - Stream Single 'Being Beige' Now [Listen]

By Holly Williams | 22nd October 2014

Just in time for Christmas, the Smashing Pumpkins will be releasing their eighth album 'Monuments To An Elegy'; the first of two albums within the space of the year, and the second instalment of their...

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Billy Corgan Hints At Smashing Pumpkins Split

2nd September 2014

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has hinted he plans to break up the band for good after finishing work on their new music.The singer, who is the only original member left in the group, is...

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Billy Corgan Upset About Amazon Leak

17th July 2014

Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan has attacked Amazon.com bosses and his label executives at Universal for leaking details of the band's Adore re-release.The rocker was hoping to share details for the deluxe reissue of the...

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Drummer Leaves Smashing Pumpkins

16th June 2014

Smashing Pumpkins drummer Mike Byrne has quit the group.Frontman Billy Corgan has confirmed the news in a new interview, weeks after it was revealed Motley Crue star Tommy Lee has been working with the band...

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Billy Corgan Sues Over Royalty Payments

29th May 2014

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is suing bosses of a music distribution company over his royalty payments.The star has taken legal action against executives at Rocket Science Inc, claiming they have failed to hand over...

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Smashing Pumpkins Recruit Tommy Lee For New Album

8th May 2014

Rockers Smashing Pumpkins have enlisted Motley Crue legend Tommy Lee for the band's upcoming ninth album.Frontman Billy Corgan posted a snap of him in a recording studio with Lee on Wednesday (07May14) and revealed the...

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The Smashing Pumpkins To Re-release Adore Album As Box Set

11th April 2014

Rockers The Smashing Pumpkins are set to revisit their 1998 album Adore and re-release it as a box set featuring new material this summer (14).The six-disc set will include unreleased songs and a live Dvd...

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Billy Corgan To Release Album Of Experimental Recordings

9th April 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is set to release a limited edition album of experimental recordings.The record, titled Aegea, was made by Corgan in 2007, and he admits the music is a significant departure...

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1st April 2014

Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan is reportedly in talks to turn his wrestling world into a new U.S. Tv series. The singer/songwriter launched his independent pro-wrestling organisation Resistance Pro in 2011 and now it's set...

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Billy Corgan Backs Studio Film Fundraiser

25th February 2014

Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan has thrown his support behind a campaign to raise money for a film about Butch Vig's recording studio.The Garbage star and celebrated rock producer set up Smart Studios in Madison,...

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Billy Corgan Planning Eight-hour Siddhartha Tea House Gig

19th February 2014

Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan has announced plans to perform a marathon eight-hour free gig at his Chicago, Illinois tea shop.The music for the Madame ZuZu's Teahouse show will be inspired by Hermann Hesse's novel...

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A Week In Music, Kings Of Leon Unveil New Album's First Taste 'Supersoaker', Tom Odell Plays Mesmerising London Gig And Mazzy Star Make A Long-awaited Return

By Holly Williams | 23rd July 2013

A week in music videos... We finally get the first glimpse of what's in store for Kings Of Leon's sixth album 'Mechanical Bull' with their new single 'Supersoaker'. It's probably one of the most highly-anticipated...

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Smashing Pumpkins Gig Still On As Billy Corgan Rushes To Venue

22nd July 2013

Fans of rockers The Smashing Pumpkins have been assured a London gig on Monday night (22Jul13) will go ahead as planned, despite concerns frontman Billy Corgan wouldn't make it to the venue on time due...

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Stranded Billy Corgan Sparks Fears For London Show

22nd July 2013

The Smashing Pumpkins fans have been left fearing the band's London concert on Monday (22Jul13) will be cancelled after frontman Billy Corgan got trapped on a train from France.The singer/guitarist is travelling back to the...

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9th July 2013

"‏I think I've got math right this year. Today is 25th (anniversary) of 1st (Smashing Pumpkins) show. My thanks to all for an amazing run." Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan thanked his army of fans...

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Glastonbury Weather Dries Up Ready For The Big Acts

By Lauren James | 28th June 2013

Many Glasto goers woke up to the pitter patter of rain on canvas this morning as Wednesday's warm, humid weather well and truly dissolved into rain. By the Thursday evening, the site was drenched -...

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Glastonbury Festival 2013: Your Guide To The Biggest Clashes!

By Lauren James | 25th June 2013

With such a ginormous festival site at 900 acres, and plenty of drunken hoardes and muddy puddles to fight through, the simple act of walking from one stage to another can be a difficult task....

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Billy Corgan Urges Restaurant Chain To Demand Stop To Dehorning

14th May 2013

Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan has fired off a letter to bosses at the California Pizza Kitchen restaurant chain urging them to protect baby cows on dairy farms.The rocker has joined the likes of Morrissey...

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Billy Corgan Turned Down Full College Scholarship To Pursue Music

1st May 2013

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan turned down a full college scholarship to the University of Michigan to chase his dream of becoming a musician.The Grammy winner was an excellent student in high school and...

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25th March 2013

"Excited to announce today's our 1st official day of writing for new Sp album. Wish us luck!" Rocker Billy Corgan heads back into the studio with his Smashing Pumpkins bandmates.

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Billy Corgan Rings In 46th Birthday Onstage

18th March 2013

Rocker Billy Corgan rang in his 46th birthday in style on Sunday (17Mar13) by performing with his band The Smashing Pumpkins at the South by Southwest festival.The group played for nearly two hours at Red...

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20th February 2013

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has fronted a bizarre new furniture ad in a bid to promote his new wrestling company. In the odd ad for Walter E. Smithe Furniture, the rocker calls on his...

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Smashing Pumpkins Donating Share Of Concert Proceeds To Sandy Relief

10th December 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins are donating a portion of profits from their Monday night (10Dec12) concert in New York to aid the ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief effort.Frontman Billy Corgan and his bandmates were forced to postpone...

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Smashing Pumpkins Axe New York City Halloween Show

31st October 2012

Rockers Smashing Pumpkins have axed their Halloween gig in New York City due to the fallout from America's superstorm Sandy.The Disarm hitmakers were due to perform a spooky set at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn...

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