30th Anniversary Series. PNC Bank Arts Center. New Jersey. 8.2.18 https://t.co/CrYtWUi2nr
Corgan took to Instagram to confirm rumours of new Pumpkins material, saying the first songs could arrive as early as May.
Last month, Corgan announced that he was getting back together with two of the Smashing Pumpkins’ co-founders – guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin – for a North American tour in the summer of 2018, which will be focussing on the five studio albums released in the 1990s that are regarded to be their golden age.
Now, addressing recent rumours of the potential of new material, Corgan took to his Instagram account to confirm that the band was in the studio and putting together two EPs’ worth of tracks.
Continue reading: Billy Corgan Teases "Two New EPs" Of Smashing Pumpkins Songs In 2018
Corgan and founding members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin will tour from July, focussing on "songs from the first five albums".
Following weeks of teasing the possibility of a reunion, Smashing Pumpkins have at last confirmed details of an in-depth tour set for the summer of 2018, with Billy Corgan getting fellow founding members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin onside.
The Smashing Pumpkins’ late-2000s guitarist Jeff Schroeder will join the band as they hit the road in the summer of 2018 for the ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’ tour.
Marking the 30th anniversary of their formation, they’ll be “celebrating songs from their first five albums from Gish to Machina”, and “exclusively” playing music from those albums, according to a press release on Thursday morning (February 15th).
Continue reading: Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour For Summer 2018
Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan has been slammed as ''insufferable'' by the band's former bassist D'Arcy Wretzky amid a bitter row between the pair.
Billy Corgan has been branded ''insufferable'' in an extraordinary rant by D'Arcy Wretzky.
The Smashing Pumpkins star is embroiled in a bitter row with the band's former bassist, after it emerged she would not be part of an expected reunion.
Reflecting on when they started talking again in 2006, D'Arcy - who left the group after 11 years in 1999 - told Alternative Nation: ''I just was so out of that world for the longest time, I wasn't aware of a lot of the crazy stuff, like he supports Trump. What?
Continue reading: Billy Corgan Slammed By Former Smashing Pumpkins Bassist
Both sides of the story on this reunion disaster.
The impending reunion of The Smashing Pumpkins has been unexpectedly marred by claims from former bassist D'arcy Wretzky that she has been unceremoniously excluded from participation. But now the band reveal that they've tried to reach out to her many times in the past, to no avail.
Billy Corgan performing with Smashing Pumpkins at Glastonbury
Billy Corgan's rock group are expected to begin a reunion tour with (most of) the original members this summer including guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlain. It is yet to be determined who will be invited on as the new bassist although it is thought that Jack Bates would return.
Continue reading: The Smashing Pumpkins Deny Ousting Bassist D'Arcy Wretzky From Reunion
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has revealed he has 26 songs ''in various states of completion'' as he continues to work in the studio on his next project.
Billy Corgan is working on 26 new songs as he rediscovers his love for guitar-based music.
The Smashing Pumpkins rocker - whose 2017 solo album 'Ogilala' heavily feature piano, strings and a more acoustic sound - has opened up on his time in the studio as he continues to leave fans in the dark about whether it will be another solo project or a reunion of the 'Tonight, Tonight' group.
Taking to social media over the weekend, he wrote: ''Ok, I misspoke. Today wasn't the last day in studio. More work ahead (lyrics, vocals, strings).
Continue reading: Billy Corgan Working On 26 New Songs
The rockers collaborate once again in their Summer North American series.
The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson are set to unite on a co-headline tour of North America this Summer. Dubbed 'The End Of Times Tour', the series will span all major cities including Las Vegas, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Chicago and Toronto.
The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson to tour together
It's not an altogether unusual team; in December 2014, Manson made an appearance at the Pumpkins' show in London's Koko, performing a collaborative rendition of the latter's 1997 hit 'Ava Adore' and Manson's then new single 'Third Day of a Seven-Day Binge'. Now they'll be hitting the stage together officially with dates starting at the Concord Pavilion on July 7th and ending in Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center on August 8th.
Corgan spoke to 'The Howard Stern Show' while plugging the release of the Pumpkins' new album 'Monuments to an Elegy'.
Talking during a radio interview on ‘The Howard Stern Show’, Corgan dismissed grunge titans Pearl Jam as “derivative”, claiming that it’s a “mystery” to him how they have managed to keep up their status as a huge arena-filling band “because I just don’t get it”.
Billy Corgan criticised his '90s contemporaries Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters in a radio interview
Continue reading: Billy Corgan Takes A Swipe At Dave Grohl And Pearl Jam
Check out Smashing Pumpkins new single 'Being Beige' ahead of their upcoming album release.
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 'Teargarden by Kaleidyscope' album trilogy project.
Smashing Pumpkins on their way with eighth album
The album follows up their 2012 offering 'Oceania'; a definite success for the band which scored highly positive reviews all round; and is led by their newest single 'Being Beige'. The first of two albums so far for their new label BMG, 'Monuments To An Elegy' will be quickly followed up by 'Day for Night'. The idea was originally thought out as a double album, but frontman Billy Corgan later decided it would work better for the fans as single releases, which, according to him, 'in itself changed the process, writing and review'.
The Smashing Pumpkins - Adly Syairi Ramly, a self-proclaimed music and LEGO junkie, has transformed the toy brand's famous figures into some of the world's most iconic bands. Legendary acts such as the Beatles, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Pearl Jam have been given a LEGO makeover and photographed using only an iPhone 5 with no added desktop editing. - Malaysia - Wednesday 19th March 2014
It's raining, it's pouring: Glastonbury Festival's weather forecast predicts an overcast weekend with hopefully no more of Thursday's rain.
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 - what had initially been forecast as a "short sharp shower turned into an all-day deluge," according to the BBC. And where there's rain, there's mud: big sticky, gloopy, welly-stealing piles of it. This didn't deter any of the 118,000 ticket holders already onsite, with revellers retreating to indoor tents or embracing the wet weather and sludge with gusto by making mud slides. As the main festival wasn't even fully underway by then, we can't say we'd like to be sharing their tent this weekend - let's hope they've brought some babywipes!
Glastonbury Festival Organisers Michael & Daughter Emily Eavis.
Unlike everywhere else in the country, the rest of the weekend in the South-West is set to be mild, but not exactly toasty, with mean temperatures of 18°C combined with average windspeeds of about 15mph: so that little weather forecaster's cartoon of a grey cloud will pretty much sum up the weekend. 2009's extreme weather saw torrential downpours and thunderstorms lighting up the valley but was followed by 2010's glorious sunshine, which caused sunstroke and dust problems. Punters have a whole weekend of musical, comical and performance joy ahead of them to distract them from any weather woes though. Saturday night will be headlined by The Rolling Stones who have described the Glastonbury headline slot as an experience they were "destined" for, with organisers Michael and Emily Eavis "thrilled" to have the legendary Stones perform.
Continue reading: Glastonbury Weather Dries Up Ready For The Big Acts
With less than 24 hours to go before Glastonbury Festival opens its doors at the Somerset site, it's always good to know which bands to see and when.
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. Throw in a lost mud-sucked welly and inebriated disorientation and you haven't a hope in hell of deftly navigating your way in between acts - even with that overpriced festival lanyard you spent half your first day's budget on.
Glastonbury returns in 2013 after having taking a well needed break in 2012 - the Eavis family, the cows and the grass all had a rest whilst the portaloos and crowd barriers were in London for the Olympics. The festival this year marks it's revival with an exciting line-up, including The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Chase and Status, and Public Enemy.
However, with all star-packed line-ups comes inevitable clashes: fan of both Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds AND Smashing Pumpkins? Too bad - they're both on around 20:30 on the Sunday with a good half mile hike between stages, meaning you'll have to forego one sullen frontman for another.
Continue reading: Glastonbury Festival 2013: Your Guide To The Biggest Clashes!
30th Anniversary Series. PNC Bank Arts Center. New Jersey. 8.2.18 https://t.co/CrYtWUi2nr
“It’s the most ambitious staging we’ve ever done” https://t.co/LtG348eywA
“We didn’t really cover the backyards” https://t.co/vvWeWIs49c
Peter Hook. Davey Havok. 30th Anniversary Series. Holmdel, New Jersey. 8.2.18 📸 @LauraJuneKirsch https://t.co/bZV9LBzstF
“30 years is about right to celebrate” https://t.co/uwbbw8OOmk
RT @PAWSChicago: Shiny + Oh So Bright – the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the PAWS Chicago magazine featuring @SmashingPumpkin's @Billy Corgan…
RT @Cubs: Believe in me as I believe in you. #EverybodyIn https://t.co/KmDF2fLzcr
Courtney Love. 30th Anniversary Series. Holmdel, New Jersey. 8.2.18 📷 @LauraJuneKirsch https://t.co/y8VkCQx46Q
Solara (Live). Troubadour. 6.27.18 https://t.co/6s3caagzWp
American Airlines Center. Dallas, TX. 7.18.18 https://t.co/wHr9qLbPWz
Setlist playlist: 30th Anniversary Series. PNC Bank Arts Center. New Jersey. 8.2.18 https://t.co/r18pGqU235 https://t.co/RwW1ysrr99
30th Anniversary Series Love Will Tear Us Apart PNC Bank Arts Center. New Jersey. 8.2.18 https://t.co/Jp0hwTwmHH
30th Anniversary Series Celebrity Skin with @Courtney Love PNC Bank Arts Center. New Jersey. 8.2.18 https://t.co/I03hzAjbLi
30th Anniversary Series Breaking The Law with @Mark_Mcgrath PNC Bank Arts Center. New Jersey. 8.2.18 https://t.co/KqNQsEa1DR
30th Anniversary Series Bodies with @ChinoMoreno PNC Bank Arts Center. New Jersey. 8.2.18 https://t.co/R8kaCpExlE
Madison Square Garden. New York, NY. 8.1.18 https://t.co/irHyIDbsrn
Joining us for our 30th anniversary show in New Jersey on August 2nd...Mark McGrath. https://t.co/z8H0OIkxWz
Joining us for our 30th anniversary show in New Jersey on August 2nd...Davey Havok. https://t.co/JDPH1tjFPL
Joining us for our 30th anniversary show in New Jersey on August 2nd...Dave Keuning & Mark Stoermer. https://t.co/yoxoBMvKVr
Joining us for our 30th anniversary show in New Jersey on August 2nd...Peter Hook. https://t.co/kVRDRFDfqb