1. Hot Product

    June 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Billy Corgan 'Future' Pumpkin Five years after the Smashing Pumpkins' demise, former frontman Billy Corgan finally makes his solo debut this week with the Martha's Music/Reprise set "TheFutureEmbrace." While the lyrics are more introspective and the music more…

  2. Billboard Bits: Ric Ocasek, Orgy, Iron Maiden

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ric Ocasek, Orgy, Iron Maiden Former Cars leader Ric Ocasek will release his first solo album in eight years this fall. Due Sept. 27 on his own Inverse label via Sanctuary, "Nexterday" will include such tracks as "I'm Thinking," "In a Little Bit" and…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening for the Flaming Lips. 2003 - Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening…

  4. Ask Billboard

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Billboard charts, Smashing Pumpkins and Mary J. Blige. POP VS. HOT Hello, I've noticed a lot of changes and new things happening with Billboard magazine and Billboard.com. There's a new chart that was launched about a couple of…

  5. Billy Corgan Unveils Solo Tour Plans

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader will be backed by a band of musicians yet to be announced on the eight-week outing, for which only a handful of dates have been confirmed. Billy Corgan will begin a solo tour in June in Lisbon in support of his solo debut , "TheFutureEmbrace,"…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Billy Corgan plays his first-ever solo acoustic show in his Chicago hometown at the Metro. The performance is filmed for inclusion on a forthcoming DVD, which also features footage from 2004 - Billy Corgan plays his first-ever solo acoustic show in his Chicago…

  7. Corgan Embraces The 'Future' On Solo Debut

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader Billy Corgan has wrapped work on his solo debut, "THEFUTUREEMBRACE," to be released June 21 via Warner Bros. The first single to be worked to U.S. radio outlets wi Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader Billy Corgan has wrapped work on his solo…

  8. Before the Poison

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marianne Faithfull collaborated splendidly with Beck and Billy Corgan last time out. This time she works with, among others, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave, who had a songwriting/production hand in eight of Marianne Faithfull collaborated splendidly with Beck and Billy Corgan last time out. This…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He…

  10. Ex-Pumpkins Drummer 'Begins Again'

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will release his debut solo album early next year under the moniker the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex. Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will release his debut solo album early next year under the moniker the Jimmy…

  11. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 25-31)

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 25-31, 2004). BOO! Halloween is upon is! It's always been a high holiday on my list, and an old roommate of mine felt it was the pinnacle of the calendar year. I have a hard time disagreeing with him, I mean, c'mon! Candy,…

  12. Corgan Looks To The Future

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billy Corgan was preparing to perform with a children's chorus at a charity event when the host joked that the youngsters could join him on tour someday. Billy Corgan was preparing to perform with a children's chorus at a charity event when the host joked that the youngsters could…

  13. Corgan Eyeing Spring For Solo Debut

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It was produced by the artist in tandem with Nitzer Ebb principal Ben Harris and is being mixed by Alan Moulder, who previously worked on a handful of Smashing Pumpkins releases. Billy Corgan has wrapped recording on his solo debut album and is eyeing a spring release for the 15-track set via…

  14. Faithfull Collaborates With Disciples

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For her forthcoming studio album, Marianne Faithfull has tapped the talents of performers who have been influenced by her iconoclastic career. For her forthcoming studio album, Marianne Faithfull has tapped the talents of performers who have been influenced by her iconoclastic career. Due…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Twilight Singers and Kill Hannah. TWILIGHT YEARS: The moody hard rock of the Afghan Whigs could be as misogynistic as it was masochistic, with leader Greg Dulli hating himself a little more with each…

  16. Billboard Bits: Corgan/Blindside, Beck, Farm Aid

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Corgan/Blindside, Beck, Farm Aid Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader Billy Corgan has contributed guitar to a song on Swedish rock band Blindside's forthcoming album. "Billy Corgan heard a song, flipped out, and asked if he could play guitar on the record," the band&…

  17. Diversity Is Always In Oakenfold's Mix

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. England's Paul Oakenfold wears several hats in the dance/electronic music landscape. He is a label owner (Perfecto Records), a recording artist for Madonna's Maverick imprint ("Bunkka"), a film composer ("Swordfish")…

  18. Corgan Pulls Plug On Zwan

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins band Zwan has broken up, he told Chicago's WGN this morning (Sept. 15). "A couple of people asked me, 'Why didn't you tell anybody?' I'm sort of out of the period Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins band Zwan has…

  19. Corgan Unveils The Poet Inside

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and current Zwan leader Billy Corgan will present a multimedia poetry performance Sept. 17 in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and current Zwan leader Billy Corgan will present a…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer/songwriter Umberto Bindi, whose hits were considered symbols of Italy's post-World War II economic boom dies in Rome of Cardiac problems. He is 70. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Umberto Bindi, whose hits were considered symbols of Italy's post-World War…

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