1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Smashing Pumpkins Replace Drummer

    August 19, 2009 10:51 AM EDT Drum roll, please. The Smashing Pumpkins have a new member of the band. The band posted on its Web site that 19-year-old Mike Byrne of Portland was chosen from the more than 1,000 drummers who responded to the group's open call to replace Jimmy Chamberlin. Frontman Billy Corgan says…

  5. Smashing Pumpkins Sheds Chamberlin; Billy Corgan Heads To Studio All Alone

    March 20, 2009 7:51 PM EDT Bill Corgan announced Friday (March 20) that he was heading into the studio to record a new Smashing Pumpkins album without any of his original bandmates. Jimmy Chamberlin, the group's original drummer and the only Pumpkin to play with the band on its recent 20th anniversary "…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" during September certifications by the RIAA. The R&B v 2004 - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against and... 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album …

  8. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts, dies of a heart attack at the age of 44. Burger was playing piano on a Gaither Homecoming Cruise, finished a s 2006 - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts,…

  9. Pumpkins Go Acoustic For New iTunes EP

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST In between heavy touring schedules, the Smashing Pumpkins have found time to create a four-song acoustic EP, "American Gothic," to be released Jan. 2 exclusively via iTunes in the U.S. In between heavy touring schedules, the Smashing Pumpkins have found time to create a four-song…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" during September certifications by the RIAA. The R&B v 2004 - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the…

  11. Smashing Pumpkins / Sept. 30, 2007 / Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When they first emerged into the spotlight with 1993's great "Siamese Dream," Smashing Pumpkins struggled to stay surprising. Singer/songwriter/auteur Billy Corgan, like Springsteen or Prince in his o When they first emerged into the spotlight with 1993's great "…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against and... 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album …

  13. Corgan's Comeback

    July 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Is everyone afraid? Has everyone changed?," Billy Corgan sings on "Doomsday Clock," a big, loud rocker in the vein of "Geek U.S.A." from "Siamese Dream." "Is everyone afraid? Has everyone changed?," Billy Corgan sings on "Doomsday Clock,…

  14. Smashing Pumpkins Return To The Stage In Paris

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have completed their first show since Dec. 2, 2000, held tonight (May 22) at Paris' 2,200-capacity Grand Rex. The three-hour, 29-song set introduced new guitarist Jeff Schroeder, The Smashing Pumpkins have completed their first show since Dec. 2, 2000, held tonight …

  15. Pumpkins Plan Residencies In Asheville, San Fran

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins will set up camp in Asheville, N.C., and San Francisco for multiple-night stands this summer, during which they will draw from a different set list each night. The Smashing Pumpkins will set up camp in Asheville, N.C., and San Francisco for multiple-night stands this…

  16. Smashing Pumpkins Settle On 'Zeitgeist' Track List

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have settled on the track list for "Zeitgeist," the first album since 2000. As previously reported, the album is due July 7 via Martha's Music/Reprise. A first single has yet to The Smashing Pumpkins have settled on the track list for "Zeitgeist,"…

  17. Billboard Bits: Smashing Pumpkins, Art Brut, CMT Awards

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Smashing Pumpkins will play their first show in six-and-a-half years May 22 at the Grand Rex Theatre in Paris. European festival appearances will follow through mid-June; the group's firs The reunited Smashing Pumpkins will play their first show in six-and-a-half years May…

  18. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts, dies of a heart attack at the age of 44. Burger was playing piano on a Gaither Homecoming Cruise, finished a s 2006 - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts,…

  19. Smashing Pumpkins Name New Album, Add Dates

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Smashing Pumpkins have christened their reunion album "Zeitgeist" and announced an unusual release date of July 7, a Saturday, for the project, which will be issued by Reprise. The news was broken The Smashing Pumpkins have christened their reunion album "Zeitgeist"…

  20. Smashing Pumpkins Book First Shows Of 2007

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed their first tour dates of 2007 with headlining performances at Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals in early June. Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed their first tour dates of 2007 with headlining performances at Germany's Rock Am Ring and…

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