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Smashing Pumpkins Announce First Show Since 2000

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced their first live show since 2000 with an intimate date at the Grand Rex in Paris.After this first show the band will embark on a European tour calling at a...

By on 03 May 2007

Carling Weekend Expands Further

A number of new acts have been added to the Carling Weekend bill, including a few old favourites alongside newer bands.Jimmy Eat World and Eagles of Death Metal will play the main stage, along with...

By on 01 May 2007

The Police Headline Us Live Earth Concert

Reformed rockers THE POLICE will headline the US leg of former US Vice President AL GORE's summer (07) Live Earth environmental awareness mega-gig. The trio will be joined onstage at New Jersey's Giants Stadium on...

Former Pumpkins Star Rules Out Reunion

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS star JAMES IHA has ended months of speculation about his part in the group's reunion tour by insisting he won't rejoin the band. The guitarist claims he's too busy working on the...

The Police + Pumpkins Give Virgin Festival A Boost

LATEST: Reunited rock acts THE POLICE and SMASHING PUMPKINS and the BEASTIE BOYS are helping to make the second US Virgin Festival a hot ticket by securing their spots on the line-up. The three acts...

Razorlight Headline Leeds And Reading Festivals

Razorlight and The Smashing Pumpkins are among the bands headlining the Reading and Leeds festivals this year.The Carling Weekend events will run simultaneously, with both Reading and Leeds featuring a host of British and American...

By on 20 March 2007

Smashing Pumpkins Confirm Comeback Album

Reformed rockers SMASHING PUMPKINS have thrilled fans by confirming they will release their first album in seven years this summer (07) - on a Saturday. The BILLY CORGAN-fronted band have decided to unveil ZEITGEIST on...

Jackass Star Margera Marries

LATEST: JACKASS star BAM MARGERA married childhood friend MISSY ROTHSTEIN in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last Saturday (03FEB07). Margera, a professional skateboarder and star of the MTV shows JACKASS and VIVA LA BAM, married Rothstein, 26, in...

Pumpkins Announce German Shows

LATEST: Reformed rockers SMASHING PUMPKINS will return to performing live this summer (07) after announcing two European festival dates. The cult group will headline Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals in early...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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