1. 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. …

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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:…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Billy Corgan Opening NYC Pop-Up Tea Shop in Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti' Building Monday

    December 07, 2014 8:03 PM EST On Monday the Smashing Pumpkins will offer vinyl fans an early opportunity to buy the band's new album Monuments to an Elegy a day before its release at two locations: frontman Billy Corgan's own Madame Zuzu's Tea House in Chicago or a New York pop-up shop at Physical…

  14. Billy Corgan Sues Distributor for Back Royalties

    May 29, 2014 4:13 AM EDT Billy Corgan is suing a Los Angeles-based distributor, alleging he was not properly paid for revenues from his music. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman says he signed a deal effective Jan. 1, 2010, giving Rocket Science Inc., Skyrocket…

  15. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Drums on Next Smashing Pumpkins Album

    May 08, 2014 1:32 PM EDT "Monument to an Elegy," the next Smashing Pumpkins album, will feature none other than Tommy Lee drumming for Billy Corgan and company. "Yes, that Tommy Lee," a post on the Pumpkins' official web site confirmed yesterday. The update featured a photo of Lee sitting at…

  16. Alternative Press Announces Inaugural AP Music Awards, Nominees

    April 24, 2014 8:00 PM EDT Punk mag Alternative Press has announced it will host the inaugural AP Music Awards on July 21 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame And Museum in Cleveland.  The night will include performances by Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Misfits, A Day To Remember, All Time Low,…

  17. Billy Corgan Putting on 8-Hour Ambient Performance in Chicago

    February 18, 2014 8:19 PM EST The eight-hour jam will be inspired by Hermann Hesse's 1922 novel "Siddartha" At the end of this month, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will perform a concert at his Chicago teahouse -- but don't come expecting to hear "1979" or "Today." Corgan…

  18. Courtney Love Telling Her 'Story' in New Autobiography

    October 21, 2013 8:18 PM EDT Morrissey isn't the only rocker getting in the autobiography game; add Courtney Love to that mix. The former Hole frontwoman and wife of Kurt Cobain will release her own memoir, published through Macmillan Publishers, later this year, Consequence of Sound reports . A posting on Amazon…

  19. Billy Corgan Celebrates First 'Official' Writing Day for New Smashing Pumpkins Set

    March 26, 2013 6:48 AM EDT Billy Corgan’s precision in the studio is legendary. But it seems the Smashing Pumpkins have been somewhat tardy on writing their latest set. More than half a year after telling Billboard he’d started work on the follow-up to the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Oceania,” Corgan confirmed Monday that…

  20. Smashing Pumpkins 'Writing Songs for a New Album,' Corgan Says

    September 05, 2012 7:49 PM EDT After returning to the traditional album world with this year's well-received "Oceania," Billy Corgan plans to keep Smashing Pumpkins there for the foreseeable future. In fact, Corgan tells Billboard.com that he's "already started writing songs for a new album"…

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