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Tag Archives: Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan defends Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger

Posted by on November 14, 2017

Remember Smashing Pumpkins? Their breakthrough album Siamese Dream is a stone cold classic, but around the time they changed their name to The Smashing Pumpkins and insisted everyone call them that, we kind of lost interest in the pretentiousness of it all. Frontman Billy Corgan has followed suit, as he’s now calling himself William Patrick Corgan after […]

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Smashing Trumpkins? Billy Corgan defends Trump, takes on ‘fake news’

Posted by on January 16, 2017

As we found out on November 8th, we’re a divided nation when it comes to politics. President-elect Donald Trump may have won a solid victory when it comes to the electoral college, but not only did he lose the popular vote by almost three million votes, but over half of people registered to vote didn’t […]

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Marilyn Manson, The Smashing Pumpkins announce The End Times Tour

Posted by on March 31, 2015

What would you get if you combined Marilyn Manson and The Smashing Pumpkins, aside from ’90s nostalgia? You’d get “The End Times Tour,” which was announced today. The two acts are pairing up to hit the road starting in July. Between the larger than life personas of Billy Corgan and Manson, the two personify ’90s alt-rock. While […]

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Marilyn Manson joins Smashing Pumpkins onstage at Soundwave

Posted by on March 2, 2015

Soundwave came to a close this past weekend at the Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia – and it went out with a bang. The festival’s closing night featured metal acts such as Slipknot, Slash and Exodus – but it was Marilyn Manson’s appearance at Smashing Pumpkins’ set that stole the show. Manson took the stage […]

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Billy Corgan would knock Kanye West out

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Both Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and raging egomaniac Kanye West hail from Chicago, but that’s pretty much where their similarities end. While Yeezus is a big fan of pop music, taking to the stage more than once to defend Beyonce, Corgan had some choice words for both pop music and West, according to the […]

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Smashing Pumpkins recording a doom metal album?

Posted by on October 10, 2014

While it’s not happening until it’s actually happening, according to Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, there’s a doom metal album coming from the band. In a post on his Instagram account, the guitarist took a picture of a Sunn amp, with the caption “Billy and I are making a doom metal album,” with Smashing Pumpkins […]

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Some people won stuff at the Alt Press Awards last night

Posted by on July 22, 2014

Let’s be honest, rock and metal generally get no respect in awards shows. The Revolver Golden Gods Awards are a nice try, but they’re still finding their footing even after a few years. There’s a new awards show that took place last night, but you’re forgiven for not knowing it happened. The first Alternative Press Music […]

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Tommy Lee to play drums on the new Smashing Pumpkins album

Posted by on May 7, 2014

Though Mötley Crüe still has more touring to do before bidding farewell, it looks like Tommy Lee has already landed a studio gig. More surprisingly, though, is that the gig is with the Smashing Pumpkins. Billy Corgan revealed on the band’s website that Tommy Lee will play drums on all nine tracks of the Smashing […]

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Billy Corgan Wrestles In Furniture Ad

Posted by on February 21, 2013

Smashing Pumpkins definitely fall more into the alternative world than metal, but when frontman Billy Corgan degrades himself by appearing in a furniture store ad, we can’t help but get in on the fun. Corgan owns a wrestling league, Resistance Pro, and enlisted wrestlers to appear in an ad for Walter E. Smithe, a Chicago […]

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Launches Own Pro Wrestling Company

Posted by on October 17, 2011

Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Joins Pro Wrestling Company: MyFoxCHICAGO.com It’s not unusual to see the worlds of hard rock and wrestling combined together. However, we would’ve never pinned Billy Corgan as a wrestling fan. As it turns out, he’s actually a pretty big wrestling fanatic, having shown up to multiple Chicago wrestling events and […]

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