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Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Compares 'Social Justice Warriors' To KKK


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Billy Corgan, frontman for The Smashing Pumpkins has compared what he calls ‘social justice warriors’ to the Ku Klux Klan, in an interview with radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. During the interview Corgan lashed out at the ‘hashtag generation,’ saying they were a threat to freedom of speech.

Billy CorganBilly Corgan has likened ‘social justice warriors’ to KKK members.

When asked how he thought ‘social justice warriors’ could be stopped Corgan said: "Well, there's two schools of thought: One is, they're gone. They're Maoists. They have the Little Red Book in their hand. You're not gonna get them back.”

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Smashing Pumpkins Reunite With Guitarist James Iha


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James turned 48 years old on Saturday (26Mar16) and celebrated by joining his old bandmates Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin at their concert at the Ace Hotel.

"Yes, it's James Iha," Corgan told the audience.

James performed songs from the group's 1993 LP Siamese Dream including Mayonaise, Soma, Rocket, Today, Disarm, Spaceboy and Pisces Iscariot's Whir.

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Billy Corgan Heads Out On U.s. Road Trip For Planned Documentary


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The Smashing Pumpkins frontman is back on the road, but this time he's turned filmmaker for his journey across the U.S., and is incorporating mini-concerts along the way.

He announced his new project on his website on Thursday (04Feb16), calling on his fans to give suggestions of where to make their pit stops, writing, "My mate Justin and I are set to head out and chart the beginnings of a new documentary I'm aching to make about America. And as we meet strangers and friends in living rooms and backyards and porches, and near campfires and rusting trolleys, we'll need your help of where to go and what we must see. If that intrigues you, and you or yours have family along our route, we'd like you to contact us with good heart... To sketch at least the beginnings of a project that may be so vast it'll take much more than a 3 week roustabout to understand."

Starting in Chicago, Illinois, Billy and Justin will be heading south along the Mississippi River, then west, and will post a flexible schedule each morning on his site.

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Billy Corgan Offers Up Heartfelt Tribute To Late Pal And Peer Scott Weiland


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Corgan released a statement on Friday (04Dec15) after waking to the sad news of his peer's passing and feeling "compelled to put pen to paper and pay my respects to Scott".

"I will not pretend to know more than I know, or add some sad homily to how he loved his life," the rocker wrote. "At least in that, may I now say he is undoubtably (sic) in the arms of grace and eternal love. May I also offer my humble condolences to his family, friends, and band mates; who have, and are, suffering this great loss. For when anyone as vaunted leaves far too soon, we mourn all that might have been."

The Smashing Pumpkins star added, "As any fan, I find myself reflecting on what I do have in my own treasure chest: in scarce moments where Scott and I spoke as contemporaries or competitors, and got to know each as people other past the footlights and shadows we were so busy casting to the world.

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Billy Corgan Quits Twitter


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The Smashing Pumpkins frontman took to the microblogging site on Tuesday (06Oct15), and wrote, "After mulling this for a while, I'm deleting this account. So many thanks to those that have followed. Find me at: PeopleAndTheirCars.com."

The straightforward website features mainly vintage photographs of car owners standing near their vehicles, while other entries show artistic shots of everything from an old bedroom to ancient statues.

"Pictures (mostly Vernacular), design elements (found), and ephemera with smatterings of Art (conscious)," reads the site's description. "And duly note: Vintage slide images are presented in an 'as is' condition, without correction or removal of their inherent imperfections. Thanks!"

Robert Redford's Representative Clarifies Trump Comments


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The Sting star hit headlines early on Tuesday (08Sep15) when Republican presidential candidate Trump shared a quote from the movie veteran on Twitter.com and thanked Redford for speaking positively about his run for the White House.

The businessman tweeted the comments, "I'm glad (Trump is) in there because him being the way he is, and saying what he says the way he says it, I think shakes things up and I think that's very needed. Because on the other side it's so bland, it's so boring, it's so empty."

The businessman-turned-politician added, "Wow! Such nice words from Robert Redford on my running for President. Thank you, Robert."

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Billy Corgan: 'Donald Trump Has Reinvigorated Politics'


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At a question and answer event in Cincinnati, Ohio, Corgan talked about his appreciation for the way Trump has shaken up the election campaign.

In the fan-shot video, the rocker says, "What I think is cool is Trump's running chaos theory. He's forcing a lot of things out in the open, so they can't control this... It's like the music business, everybody gets controlled, and somebody comes along who f**ks it all up. I think it's good that he's f**king it up, because whether or not he's the guy, obviously the political class doesn't want him there. It'll open it up to a bigger dialogue.

"It's just like rock n roll. It gets boring, and it needs to be... Whether you agree or not, the viewers for that debate were 24 million. It was eight times higher than the first Republican debate of the last cycle. That means people are engaged.

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Miguel Reached Out To Billy Corgan Over Song Similarities


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The Adorn hitmaker reveals the tune for Leaves came to him easily and it was only after its completion that he noticed how similar it was to the Smashing Pumpkins single, which was released in 1996.

Miguel decided to contact Corgan to get his take on the two tunes and they decided to give the frontman a writing credit on Leaves to avoid any possible legal action in light of the recent Blurred Lines ruling.

He says, "The guitar riff just came to me in such a subconscious way, the song literally wrote itself in minutes.

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Jimmy Chamberlin Rejoins The Smashing Pumpkins


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The group's frontman Billy Corgan announced the reinstatement of the rocker for an upcoming tour with Marilyn Manson.

He took to Twitter.com to tell fans, "In case you haven't heard the news, Jimmy Chamberlin will be rejoining us on drums for @marilynmanson tour. Expect sonic fireworks."

Corgan adds of the reunion, "You can't just grab somebody and say, 'Play drums on this Smashing Pumpkins song.' Jimmy's drum parts are so incredibly technical and nuanced that it's a very rare class of people that can step in and play."

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Billy Corgan Recruits One Direction Drummer For Summer Tour


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Rage Against the MAChine drummer Wilk, who stepped in to replace Bill Ward as part of the Black Sabbath reunion in 2013, performed alongside The Killers bassist Stoermer on the Smashing Pumpkins' most recent tour, but now insiders tell Blabbermouth.net Corgan has recruited two new bandmates.

Robin Diaz, who has recorded with Courtney Love, Britney Spears and One Direction, and Katie Cole, who previously opened for Corgan's band, will join him for the band's upcoming acoustic tour and co-headlining trek with Marilyn Manson.

Dismissing reports suggesting Corgan fired Wilk and Stoermer, the frontman says, "No one's been given the boot from the band. Mark and Brad actually did more dates than we'd originally discussed. Love them both. And I've said it in 50 interviews now, there is no fixed line-up for SP. It's a tour-to-tour thing. Get it? Got it? Good."

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Rock Bands As LEGO

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

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Smashing Pumpkins Perform Live At Wembley Arena

Smashing Pumpkins and Billy Corgan - Smashing Pumpkins perform live at Wembley Arena - London, United Kingdom - Monday 22nd July 2013

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The 2013 Glastonbury Festival

Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins - The 2013 Glastonbury Festival - Day 3 - Performances - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th June 2013

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SunFest Music And Arts Festival - Performances

Nicole Fiorentino - The Smashing Pumpkins performing at SunFest Music and Arts Festival 2013 - West Palm Beach, FL, United States - Wednesday 1st May 2013

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Performs Live At An Acoustic Showcase Inside Le Chat

Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins - Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins Lisbon, Portugal - performs live at an acoustic showcase inside Le Chat Saturday 10th December 2011

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