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Corgan's Spirits Plan Another Six Shows

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN has formed a new supergroup with the ex-husband of former bandmate D'ARCY WRETZKY.Corgan debuted Spirits In The Sky for a July (09) tribute concert for late rocker Sky Saxon, and...

Pumpkin Corgan Hires Teenage Drummer

SMASHING PUMPKINS rocker BILLY CORGAN has plucked a 19-year-old drummer from obscurity to join his Grammy-winning band.Mike Byrne, currently performing with a band called Moses, Smell the Roses, revealed he's been "at Pumpkin camp" in...

Iggy Pop Blasts Brainy Rockers

Iggy Pop hates rock stars who "think they've got brains".The legendary singer - dubbed 'the godfather of punk' for the sound he created with garage band The Stooges - has blasted pretentious musicians for airing...

Pop's Rant Against Modern Rock

IGGY POP has blasted the state of modern rock music, blaming SMASHING PUMPKINS and LIMP BIZKIT for lowering standards.The Lust for Life hitmaker started a backlash against the genre on his website by branding certain...

Dolmayan Auditions For Pumpkins

SYSTEM OF A DOWN rocker JOHN DOLMAYAN has auditioned to become SMASHING PUMPKINS' new drummer. Frontman Billy Corgan is rebuilding the band after the departure of percussionist Jimmy Chamberlin earlier this year (09). And he's considering...

Corgan Thrilled With Drummer Call

SMASHING PUMPKINS leader BILLY CORGAN has been overwhelmed by drummers hoping to replace JIMMY CHAMBERLIN in his band - more than 1,000 wannabes have put their names forward for auditions next week (14Apr09). Chamberlin quit the...

Corgan's Easter Treat To Pumpkins Fans - New Album Plans

Rocker BILLY CORGAN has reconsidered his promise never to release any more SMASHING PUMPKINS albums, insisting he's in a much happier place now he's no longer governed by record company politics. The Today singer dismissed future...

Corgan Hunting For A New Drummer

SMASHING PUMPKINS leader BILLY CORGAN isn't wasting any time replacing drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLIN - he's staging auditions for a new bandmate on 10 April (09) in Los Angeles. Chamberlin quit the group earlier this month (Mar09),...

Chamberlin Explains His Decision To Quit Pumpkins

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLIN has spoken out about his decision to quit the group last week (ends20Mar09), revealing he could no longer be a part of something he wasn't "into". The drummer has opened...

Chamberlin Quits Smashing Pumpkins

BILLY CORGAN is the last Pumpkin standing - his SMASHING PUMPKINS bandmate JIMMY CHAMBERLIN has quit the group. Corgan and Chamberlin regrouped after the band split in 2000, but pals James Iha and D'arcy Wretzky weren't...

Corgan Fights For Radio Royalties

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN has testified before U.S. Congress in support of a new bill that would require radio stations to pay musicians every time their songs are played. The rocker appeared at a House...

Hanson Star Forms Supergroup With Pumpkins' Iha

The stars of SMASHING PUMPKINS, CHEAP TRICK and HANSON have come together to form one of the most eclectic supergroups ever. Tinted Windows features Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Cheap Trick's Bun E. Carlos, Hanson's Taylor...

Corgan: 'We Will Quit Making Albums'

SMASHING PUMPKINS have vowed never to make another album - because frontman BILLY CORGAN is sick of fans only listening to their favourite tracks. The moody rockers split in 2000 before reuniting in 2006 to...

Smashing Pumpkins Concert Film Heads To Cinemas

SMASHING PUMPKINS documentary IF ALL GOES WRONG is set to get a special release in U.S. cinemas next month (Nov08) - for one night only. The concert film, shot during the band's 2007 shows in...

Smashing Pumpkins Stars Sue Label Bosses

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS stars JAMES IHA and D'ARCY WRETZKY-BROWN are suing Virgin Records America over royalties they feel they're owed. The former bandmates claim label bosses have cheated them out of ringtone fees, among other...

Love Slams Corgan Over Party

Rocker COURTNEY LOVE has publicly slammed SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN over his alleged refusal to attend her daughter's forthcoming birthday party. Love unleashed a bitter tirade at the musician on a social forum website,...

Corgan's Stolen Fender Replaced By New Signature Model

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN has a new guitar to play with - bosses at Fender have just designed a Stratocaster for the frontman. As part of the firm's signature line of electric guitars, the...

Smashing Pumpkins To Release Box Set Of Debut Album

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS are set to release a box set of their 1991 debut album GISH this year.An exact release date or details of what the box set will contain is yet to be disclosed...

By on 24 June 2008

Pumpkins Dismiss Quit Reports

SMASHING PUMPKINS have reassured fans they have no plans to quit - despite revealing they have recorded their last album. In a recent interview, drummer Jimmy Chamberlain suggested the band's 2007 comeback album Zeigeist would...

Pumpkins Set For Rock Walk Honour

The SMASHING PUMPKINS are to be inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk on 23 April (08). Frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will be honoured outside the Guitar Center store on Sunset Boulevard before performing...

Corgan Urges Winehouse + Radiohead To Set A Better Example

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN has attacked RADIOHEAD and AMY WINEHOUSE for not setting a better example to emerging acts. The rocker admits he feels sorry for wannabe stars because they have no role models...

Corgan Blasts Music Industry Executives

SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN is using his band's new legal battle with music industry heavyweights at Virgin to attack the whole business. The angry rocker and his bandmates filed suit against Virgin bosses on...

Corgan Speaks Out About Virgin Lawsuit

LATEST: SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN has accused bosses at their label Virgin Records of allowing firms to use the band's name and music for promotional purposes, despite knowing they had no right to do...

Smashing Pumpkins Launch Lawsuit Against Virgin Records

Smashing Pumpkins are to sue their former record label Virgin Records over the alleged misuse of the band's name.The rock band have launched a legal action against Virgin after the company used the Pumpkins' name...

By on 25 March 2008

Smashing Pumpkins Sue Record Label

SMASHING PUMPKINS are suing their record label for illegally using their name and music in promotional deals. The band claim Virgin Records' use of their name and image in a Pepsi Stuff promotion has damaged...

Corgan Recalls Troubled Childhood For Student Suicide Campaign

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN was left so traumatised by the childhood abuse he suffered at the hands of his father, he once contemplated suicide. The 41-year-old endured long periods of feeling helpless and alienated...

Linkin Park Hold Third Charity Auction

LINKIN PARK have announced that they will hold a charity auction to provide aid for the survivors of the recent cyclone in Bangladesh.A number of artists will donate items to the eBay online auction which...

By on 13 December 2007

Corgan Setting Up Moog Museum

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN is helping set up a museum dedicated to late electronic synthesiser pioneer BOB MOOG. The Today rocker has joined forces with the Bob Moog Foundation to restore and preserve Moog's...

Smashing Pumpkins Offer Condolences To Dead Fan's Family

LATEST: The SMASHING PUMPKINS have passed on their condolences to the family of a fan who died at their gig in British Columbia, Canada, earlier this week (24Sep07). Kenny Leung died on Monday while crowd...

Smashing Pumpkins Fan Dies While Crowd Surfing

The SMASHING PUMPKINS comeback tour was hit by tragedy in Richmond, British Columbia on Monday (24Sep07) when a fan died while crowd surfing. The unnamed 20-year-old was pronounced dead at the venue. Mystery surrounds the...

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