1. Billy Corgan Shares Fantastical Trailer for Short Film 'Pillbox'

    September 20, 2017 6:08 PM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins frontman’s upcoming solo album, 'Ogilala,' will soundtrack the film. Billy Corgan announced Wednesday (Sept. 20) that he’s releasing a silent short film titled Pillbox , which will premiere next month in select theaters in London, Los Angeles, Chicago and New…

  2. Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' & 4 Other Songs That Added Writers After Release

    March 21, 2017 9:07 PM EDT The Chainsmokers, Miguel, Sam Smith and Mark Ronson have all added attributions on their tracks. News came Tuesday (March 21) that Ed Sheeran added the writers of TLC 's "No Scrubs" to the credits of his current Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit "Shape of You." Since the…

  3. Billy Corgan Settles Lawsuit With TNA Wrestling

    November 28, 2016 9:32 PM EST Billy Corgan has resolved a lawsuit against TNA Wrestling and its parent company Impact Venture, it was announced Monday (Nov. 28).  The Smashing Pumpkins frontman sued the professional wrestling league over unpaid loans after serving as the company's president for three months. In a…

  4. Billy Corgan Is No Longer President of TNA Wrestling, Engaged in Lawsuit Over Unpaid Loans

    November 03, 2016 9:39 PM EDT After just three months as president of Impact Ventures, the parent company of TNA Wrestling, Billy Corgan is out and engaged in a lawsuit over loans he paid the league that have not been paid back.  On Thursday (Nov. 3), TNA issued a press release announcing new funding and as, Consequence…

  5. 'Nevermind' Turns 25, Butch Vig Reflects on Producing Nirvana's Classic: 'They Wanted to Be the Biggest Band in the World'

    September 23, 2016 9:20 PM EDT What’s left to say about Nevermind ? As Nirvana ’s major label debut faces its 25th anniversary Saturday we’re faced with a bit of a puzzle: We know it changed the face of music -- there’s no doubt of that -- with how it dethroned hair metal, pushed punk to the surface and pushed Baby Boomers…

  6. Billy Corgan Named President of Pro Wrestling Company

    August 13, 2016 2:44 PM EDT Billy Corgan has been tapped as president of Impact Ventures, the parent company of TNA Wrestling. The Smashing Pumpkins' 'Gish' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Look Back The Smashing Pumpkins frontman joined the company last year and had previously served as senior producer of…

  7. The Smashing Pumpkins' 'Gish' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Look Back

    May 28, 2016 12:45 PM EDT Of the two alt-rock landmarks produced by Butch Vig in the first half of 1991, only one was destined to change the world. Recorded from May to June and released in September, Nirvana ’s Nevermind was muddy Northwestern punk presented as pristinely as possible. Even if you didn’t know what…

  8. Smashing Pumpkins Reunite With Guitarist James Iha at L.A. Concert

    March 27, 2016 11:50 AM EDT "Today is the greatest day I've ever known," Billy Corgan sang, nearly halfway through the Smashing Pumpkins ' set Saturday night (March 26) at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. And for longtime fans of the band, it was. To Corgan's left stood the…

  9. Billy Corgan's Memoir is More Than 1,000 Pages, Still Not Finished

    January 08, 2016 8:57 PM EST The Smashing Pumpkins frontman's working title is 'God is Everywhere, From Here To There.' Billy Corgan has been working on a memoir and it's turning into quite the lengthy tome. Running at more than 1,000 pages, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman said he's not done yet. …

  10. Smashing Pumpkins' 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' at 20: 10 Most Melancholy Moments

    October 25, 2015 3:07 PM EDT It was too good a phrase not to use. Billy Corgan knew it in 1991, when the title Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness popped into his head during a walk through then-decrepit Coney Island. The words promise a heartbreaking, fantastical journey -- 20,000 leagues into one person’s sea of…

  11. Miguel Gives Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Songwriting Credits on 'Leaves'

    July 15, 2015 5:28 PM EDT It's been an odd few weeks for Miguel , whose Wildheart success tumbled into a wave of backlash for his, shall we say, overconfident claims of outshining fellow R&B singer/songwriter Frank Ocean . Now, the "Coffee" singer finds himself in a another, less awkward encounter…

  12. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan on Giving Fans What They Want: 'It's Time to Celebrate the Legacy'

    July 11, 2015 3:12 PM EDT Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan took to Twitter on Saturday, July 11, to explain why his group is "finally being the band that fans have expected since the return in '07." The Pumpkins are currently on a North American co-headlining tour with Marilyn Manson…

  13. Jimmy Chamberlin Rejoins the Smashing Pumpkins for Summer Tour

    June 24, 2015 5:47 PM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins' original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is back in the band. Well, for the summer, at least. On Wednesday (June 24), Billy Corgan announced that Chamberlin will be playing with the Pumpkins for their summer tour with Marilyn Manson . It opens July 7 in Concord, Cali.…

  14. Billy Corgan on Free Streaming, Apple's 'Sweetheart Deals' & Shrewd Tech Companies

    June 08, 2015 1:15 PM EDT Like many others with a stake in the music biz,  Billy Corgan has streaming on his mind these days. As Apple launches its own subscription service and Spotify's founder hits the press circuit to  make his case for the freemium model , the Smashing Pumpkins rocker-turned-wrestling…

  15. Adam Lambert, Wiz Khalifa, Jordin Sparks and More Share Their Best (and Worst) Prom Memories

    May 18, 2015 2:50 PM EDT With tux-and-corsage season in full swing, music stars recount that special night -- binge drinking, blue suits and all. Adam Lambert "I went with a friend of mine who had this amazing body. She wore this really low-cut red dress, and I wore a black suit with a big red rose. I…

  16. Billy Corgan on Tidal, MTV & the 'Feckless Idiots' Running the Music Business

    May 12, 2015 11:39 AM EDT A suited-up and freshly shaved Billy Corgan  dropped a suplex on the music business, MTV and others during a recent visit to CNBC. The Smashing Pumpkins  frontman and newly minted wrestling executive wandered into the cable net's Squawk Alley to call out what he believes is an outdated…

  17. Billy Corgan Aims to Bring Awareness to Vets on Upcoming Summer Tour

    May 06, 2015 7:44 AM EDT When Smashing Pumpkins takes the stage this summer, part of the band's mission will be to raise awareness of the plight of U.S. military veterans. For its "The End Times" tour, the band will work with the Easter Seals Dixon Center on a joint venture called "New Beginnings:…

  18. Billy Corgan Gets Back Into Wrestling, Joins TNA as Senior Producer

    April 27, 2015 7:45 PM EDT Billy Corgan is getting back in the ring. It was announced Monday the Smashing Pumpkins co-founder and only remaining original member is teaming up with TNA Wrestling as senior producer, creative and talent development.  Corgan's new role is effective immediately and under it he will…

  19. Billy Corgan Declares War on Pop Music, Compares It to Pornography

    February 26, 2015 11:00 AM EST Billy Corgan -- definitely not on the #poptimism bandwagon. Smashing Pumpkins are playing Australia this weekend, so Billy Corgan stopped by a local morning show, where he was in the mood to drop some good sound bites. The Morning Show hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies prodded him about…

  20. Exclusive: Did Smashing Pumpkins Break Up Power Managers Jeff Kwatinetz and Peter Katsis?

    January 16, 2015 11:00 AM EST Billy Corgan has weathered many break-ups, from parting ways with former bandmembers and managers to firing PR firm MSO, which he did in November after nearly 10 years of service. But his current incarnation of The Smashing Pumpkins is allegedly at the center of another big split: the…

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