1. 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…

  2. 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"…

  3. Splendour 2012: Smashing Pumpkins, Jack White Rock Down Under

    July 30, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Newcomers Azealia Banks & Lana Del Rey Hit Rough Spots During Three-Day Festival The Smashing Pumpkins , Jack White and Bloc Party delivered in a big way during their headline slots at Australia's Splendour in the Grass, which returned this year to its "spiritual home" in…

  4. Insider Tips of the Week: A$AP Rocky, Ed Sheeran

    July 20, 2012 9:22 AM EDT Chart Article July 20, 2012 The hot, slow days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com has this week's heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips, and key recommendations -- all designed to…

  5. Dennis Flemion of the Frogs Missing, Presumed Dead

    July 10, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Dennis Flemion, half of cult lo-fi duo the Frogs , has been missing since Saturday (July 7) when he went for a swim and failed to resurface during a family and friends boating trip in Racine County, Wis. Milwaukee's NBC affiliate WTMJ reports that divers were searching the lake on Monday…

  6. Guns N' Roses Have 'No Real Plans' For Rock Hall Performance

    March 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Nobody, it seems -- including current and former band members -- know whether Guns N' Roses will wind up playing at their April 12 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in Cleveland. But they'll certainly be in close enough proximity to talk about it. "We're all sitting at…

  7. Slash, Billy Corgan Take a Ride Down 'Sunset Strip'

    March 12, 2012 11:30 PM EDT In Hans Fjellestad's "Sunset Strip" documentary, several of his talking heads declare the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard dead in 2005 after Tower Records closed. Clive Davis and Lou Adler eulogize the store's closing, Ozzy Osbourne rambles on about Tower'…

  8. Billy Corgan Starts Chicago Wrestling Company

    November 24, 2011 1:00 PM EST The long-standing relationship between rock music and professional wrestling has a new partner: Billy Corgan. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has joined with two wrestling promoter brothers to debut the first show of Resistance Pro, an indie wrestling company, on Friday at a downtown Chicago…

  9. Smashing Pumpkins Reissues Offer 'Massive Upgrade' in Sound, Says Corgan

    November 02, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Billy Corgan isn't one to dwell on the past, preferring to focus on the present and future -- like Smashing Pumpkins ' continuing "Teargarden By Kaleidyscope" and next year's "Oceania" studio album. But Corgan says he's found inspiration for those…

  10. Smashing Pumpkins' Large-Scale Release Ideas Are 'Maxed Out,' Says Corgan

    September 26, 2011 2:29 PM EDT Billy Corgan says the ambivalent reception to Smashing Pumpkins ' large-scale, diffuse "Teargarden By Kaleidyscope" project is what led the band to create an actual album, "Oceania," that's due out in coming months. "I reached a point where I saw that the…

  11. Smashing Pumpkins to Reissue Classic Albums

    April 26, 2011 1:20 PM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins will reissue their classic recordings during a three-year program that kicks off in the fall with expanded versions of three albums including their 1993 breakthrough "Siamese Dream," frontman Billy Corgan and EMI Music said Tuesday. Also due out then will be…

  12. Velvet Revolver Courting New Mystery Singer, Says Drummer

    December 21, 2010 5:10 PM EST Even as it rolls out a new concert DVD from its original incarnation, Velvet Revolver is in the "dating" stages with a new singer whose identity is still being kept under wraps but who the group is "very excited" about, according to drummer Matt Sorum. "The guy we&…

  13. POTW: Chris Brown, Drake, Ke$ha, George Michael, Britney

    August 27, 2010 4:01 PM EDT Drake and Chris Brown threw up gang signs, Ke$ha made a toast, George Michael got swarmed by the paps, Britney Spears looked angelic in white, Lauryn Hill rocked "Rock The Bells," Bret Michaels got his hosting duties on, Swizz Beatz , Estelle and Mary J. Blige celebrated art, Katy…

  14. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Collapses Onstage

    July 23, 2010 1:00 PM EDT S mashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan collapsed onstage Thursday night (July 22) in Tampa, Fla., falling into his drummer's kit as the band performed its 1995 hard rock hit, "Bullet with Butterfly Wings." Almost immediately after falling, Corgan rose back to his feet and…

  15. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Interpol, Blur and More

    May 11, 2010 6:47 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Lil Wayne has been caught with unauthorized electronics in his jail cell, according to a Village Voice report . A search turned up headphones and a charger, and prison officials found his iPod in a…

  16. Rush Documentary Wins Tribeca Audience Award

    May 03, 2010 3:50 PM EDT Tribeca Film Festival attendees have selected the rockumentary " Rush : Beyond the Lighted Stage" for the fest's 2010 Heineken Audience Award. Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn's Canadian feature received the $25,000 award Saturday night at the TFF Wrap Party in Chelsea's…

  17. Courtney Love Issues Facebook Apology to Billy Corgan

    March 17, 2010 6:00 AM EDT Courtney Love took to Facebook yesterday (March 16) to issue an apology to the Smashing Pumpkins ' frontman Billy Corgan, who recently berated his apparently ex-friend in a Rolling Stone interview. Back story: Corgan and Love have had a tempestuous relationship ever since both dominated…

  18. Pink Floyd Wins in Court, Kings of Leon Get 'Revenge'

    March 11, 2010 4:30 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Pink Floyd won a legal battle against EMI that prevents the label from selling the band's music on a track-by-track basis separate from their albums. It's a big week for debuts on this week's albums charts,…

  19. Billboard Bits: Daft Punk, Faith No More, Smashing Pumpkins and More

    March 10, 2010 6:17 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. New Daft Punk music has surfaced, courtesy of the latest trailer for the forthcoming "Tron Legacy" film. According to Spinner , Daft Punk are also reportedly making a cameo in the film…

  20. Taio Cruz's 'Break' Out, Billy Corgan Hiring

    March 10, 2010 4:23 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, British newcomer Taio Cruz jumps a record 52 spots to top the Billboard Hot 100 with "Break Your Heart," which features Ludacris . Rapper DMX was arrested in Arizona after admitting to breaking the terms of his…

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