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Iha + Schlesinger Help America On The Comeback Trail

18th January 2006

Rock veterans AMERICA are planning a major comeback with help from FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE star ADAM SCHLESINGER and former SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist JAMES IHA. The two alternative rock icons have teamed up to produce...

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Corgan Storms Off Stage

27th July 2005

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...

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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 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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Chamberlain Not Meant To Die

2nd March 2005

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLAIN learnt an important life lesson when he survived heroin addiction - his services to music were still needed. The TODAY musician is a firm believer in destiny, and...

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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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Smashing Pumpkins Shun Reunion Tour

24th February 2005

SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLAIN has shattered hopes the DISARM band will reunite for a lucrative tour - because they've never been interested in making money. While Chamberlain understands why groups like the PIXIES...

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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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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 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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Adams And Dando Form Supergroup

21st November 2003

American music heroes RYAN ADAMS and EVAN DANDO are joining forces to form a rock supergroup. The pair are hooking up with former SMASHING PUMPKINS duo MELISSA AUF DER MAUR, on bass, and guitarist...

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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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Twiggy Quit Manson To Become A Better Musician

16th October 2003

Former MARILYN MANSON bass player JEORDIE WHITE quit the goth group in a bid to become a better musician. The rocker, who adopted the persona of TWIGGY RAMIREZ in Marilyn Manson, has now joined...

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Nirvana Studio Wrecked

25th September 2003

The studio where NIRVANA recorded part of their groundbreaking 1991 album NEVERMIND has been demolished in a freak accident involving a massive truck. SMART STUDIOS, in Madison, Wisconsin, was ruined last week (ends19SEP03) when...

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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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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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