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The Who To Headline Glastonbury?

THE WHO have given the strongest hint yet they're to play at this year's (07) esteemed Glastonbury Festival. The veteran rockers admit they've been approached by MICHAEL EAVIS, organiser of the legendary English musical extravaganza,...

Corgan Confirms New Album And Tour

SMASHING PUMPKINS lead singer BILLY CORGAN has confirmed the band will release a new album and tour later this year (07). The TODAY singer posted a message on his MySpace web page announcing the band's...

Legitimacy Of 'Leaked' Pumpkins Tracks Thrown Into Doubt

The legitimacy of four 'leaked' new SMASHING PUMPKINS songs has been thrown into doubt, because fans are convinced the singer on THE BAKER DEMOS is not BILLY CORGAN. The tracks COLLAPSING CITIES, THE RESTLESS WORLD,...

Stars Join Townshend's Girlfriend For Radio Show

The satellite radio show fronted by PETE TOWNSHEND's girlfriend RACHEL FULLER turned into a star-studded event on Tuesday night (07NOV06) when SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN joined Townshend, EELS star E and actress MINNIE DRIVER...

Corgan Unveils New Material.

BILLY CORGAN's showcase of new material has been well received by a star-studded audience which included PETE TOWNSHEND. Despite being the singer's first live gig following a one year break from music, the SMASHING PUMPKINS...

Panic! Defend Queen Cover

PANIC! AT THE DISCO have defended their decision to cover QUEEN classic BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY on tour, insisting their hard work perfecting the difficult harmonies will pay off. The Las Vegas band are no strangers to...

Pumpkins Start Work On Their First Album For Seven Years

Reformed rockers SMASHING PUMPKINS have begun work on their first album in seven years, according to a post on the group's official website. The short message confirms the group is in the studio with producer...

Raconteurs Stun Lollapalooza With Covers

JACK WHITE's new band THE RACONTEURS stole the show at this weekend's (04-06AUG06) Lollapalooza festival in Illinois by performing a string of other peoples' tunes. The STEADY AS SHE GOES four-piece tackled GNARLS BARKLEY's summer...

Smashing Pumpkins' Battling Bassists

JANE'S ADDICTION rocker ERIC AVERY is competing with MELISSA AUF DER MAUR to play bass in the reformed SMASHING PUMPKINS. Frontman BILLY CORGAN and drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLAIN are officially back on board and auditioning for...

It's Official: Pumpkins Reform

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have finally confirmed they are reuniting, following months of speculation, and are ready to record their sixth studio album. Frontman BILLY CORGAN, who has remained friends with former drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLAIN and...

Pumpkins Reunion Confirmed

SMASHING PUMPKINS have confirmed reports they are reuniting, and singer BILLY CORGAN is already writing material for a new album. The TONIGHT TONIGHT rockers, who split in 2000, previously hinted they were considering getting...

Pumpkins To Pop Up In Lollapalooza Line-up?

Indie rock festival Lollapalooza is set to return to Chicago, Illinois, and rumours are ripe the SMASHING PUMPKINS will reunite to headline the event. The band has previously commented that it was considering getting...

Smashing Pumpkins To Reform?

BILLY CORGAN's desperate attempts to reform this band SMASHING PUMPKINS have reportedly paid off, with the band rumoured to be playing this April's (30APR06) Coachella festival in California. TONIGHT TONIGHT hitmaker Corgan began his...

Iha + Schlesinger Help America On The Comeback Trail

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...

Corgan Storms Off Stage

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...

Corgan Determined To Be Himself

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...

Corgan: 'Joy Division Were Heavy Metal'

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...

Corgan: 'I Will Be The Boss'

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...

Corgan Moved On From Zwan

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...

Drummer Signs Up For Smashing Pumpkins Reunion

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...

Corgan Rues Defeat By Cure Star

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...

Chamberlain Not Meant To Die

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...

Chamberlain Keeps Up With The Past

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...

Smashing Pumpkins Shun Reunion Tour

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...

Former Pumpkins Reunite

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...

Pumpkin Billy Lands Sports Radio Job

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...

Corgan Recording No Compromise Solo Album

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...

Adams And Dando Form Supergroup

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...

Corgan's Chicago Cubs Plea

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....

Twiggy Quit Manson To Become A Better Musician

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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