Tag Archives: The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins announce special guests for 30th Anniversary show

Posted by on July 31, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced their special guests for their 30th Anniversary Performance held at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ this Thursday (2nd). The guests include AFI frontman Davey Havok, Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook, Killers members Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer, Courtney Love, Mark McGrath, and Deftones frontman Chino Moreno. […]

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The Smashing Pumpkins premiere “Solara” music video

Posted by on June 28, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins recently shared “Solara,” their first single in nearly two decades to feature the reunited lineup Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin. While we’ve seen them perform this song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, today (28th), the group has premiered the music video. Watch the clip below and check out […]

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Watch The Smashing Pumpkins perform “Solara” on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Posted by on June 12, 2018

Last week, The Smashing Pumpkins premiered the track “Solara,” which was the first song in 18 years to feature original members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin. Last night (11th), the group performed this fresh tune on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as they were the musical guests. Not only did they play […]

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Headbangers Brawl: How much is too much to spend on concert tickets?

Posted by on February 28, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins (semi) reunion tour might be adding dates in L.A. and Chicago, but ticket sales for the rest of the shows seem to be sluggish. Many are quick to point to bassist D’arcy Wretzky’s absence as a key reason for the initial low sales. However it’s safe to assume that another (and possibly even bigger) reason is the […]

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The Smashing Pumpkins original members minus D’arcy announce first tour since 2000

Posted by on February 15, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced the Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour, their first to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha since 2000. Longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder will also be part of the trek as the group will have a three guitar lineup. It will be a celebration of the group’s […]

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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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Spotify playlist: Songs that inspire Fortis Amor mastermind Ryan Duke

Posted by on May 10, 2017

Next Friday (19), one-man progressive metal machine Ryan Duke’s project, Fortis Amor, will be releasing a self-titled album. Following two EP’s, Fortis Amor consists of earlier material from Ryan. The 10-track album will appeal to fans of Between the Buried and Me and Nevermore, and while Ryan created almost everything on the album, it does feature guest […]

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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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Two new docs revisit 90s Alt-Rock heyday: ‘The Smart Studios Story’ and ‘L7: Pretend We’re Dead’ reviewed

Posted by on November 29, 2016

Two weekends ago, the 90s were alive and well in New York City: L7: Pretend We’re Dead had its world premiere at documentary film festival DOC NYC on November 11 (L7 celebrated with a secret gig afterward) and The Smart Studios Story had its New York premiere at Saint Vitus on November 13. The two […]

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Vanna to release covers EP, share Marilyn Manson cover

Posted by on September 4, 2015

Boston’s Vanna will be releasing ALT, an EP of covers, on October 2nd, and it’s looking pretty ’90s. The band will  be releasing a track per week until the EP’s release, and the first one they’ve chosen to release is their take on Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People,” which they did via Revolver. It’s a pretty faithful […]

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