Billy Corgan

  1. Smashing Pumpkins Sign with BMG Chrysalis for Artist Services

    April 14, 2014 8:40 PM EDT Billy Corgan’s rotating group of musicians have signed a worldwide exclusive Artist Services Deal with BMG Chrysalis U.S. to release the band’s next two albums, "Monuments to an Elegy" and "Day for Night", in 2015. The first si ...

  2. Drag City Film Distribution to Release ‘The Source Family’ Doc in May

    February 06, 2013 4:13 PM EST Drag City Film Distribution will release Maria Demopoulos and Jodi Wille’s documentary “The Source Family” in May followed by a video-on-demand release through Gravitas Ventures. Drag City Records will also release the film’s soundtrack in May. ...

  3. Dennis Flemion of the Frogs Missing, Presumed Dead

    July 10, 2012 3:15 PM 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. The NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, WTMJ, report ...

  4. Album Reviews: The Smashing Pumpkins, The dB's, Metric, Brian Culbertson

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT ROCK The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania Producers: Billy Corgan, Bjorn Thorsrud Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution Release Date: June 19 When Billy Corgan sings he's "wasted along the way to reach you," one can& ...

  5. Smashing Pumpkins Sign With EMI To Distribute New Album 'Oceania'

    March 27, 2012 11:43 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have found a distribution partner for their upcoming album Oceania , signing a worldwide deal with EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution that only excludes Canada, Brazil and Australia. Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who ...

  6. Billy Corgan Talks -- and Talks -- About 'The Source' Film, Ya Ho Wha 13 and How a Drum Circle Changed His Thinking

    March 19, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Captured within Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos's documentary "The Source" is the story of a rock band that worked in a way that no rock band had before -- pure improvisation with no commercial intent, hitting the recording studio w ...

  7. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Goes Off at SXSWi Chat

    March 12, 2012 6:56 PM EDT AUSTIN -- If anyone expected Billy Corgan to hold himself back during a one-on-one conversation with author Brian Solis during their talk at SXSW today - which was titled "The End of Business As Usual" after Solis's recent book -- w ...

  8. EMI Artists, Songwriters Raise $940,000 for Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief

    April 26, 2011 2:39 PM EDT An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the company announced in ...

  9. Daft Punk's Ferrari, Katy Perry's Trampoline, Beatles Bicycle Added To EMI Japan Earthquake-Relief Auction

    April 11, 2011 3:34 PM EDT Katy Perry, the Beatles, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Sting, David Gilmour and Tinie Tempah have donated personal items and memorabilia to the second phase of the EMI family's charity auction to raise funds to help the ...

  10. Billy Corgan-Courtney Love Feud Heats Up On Twitter

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For those keeping score of the sometimes on, sometimes off, media melee between Billy Corgan and Courtney Love: Corgan took to Twitter and kicked things up a notch on Monday. From Twitter.com/Billy: Thought #1: my face is my face, my heart is my h ...

  11. Smashing Pumpkins, Virgin Settle Lawsuits

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST An attorney says The Smashing Pumpkins have settled a pair of lawsuits filed against Virgin Records over use of the band's music. Attorney Josh Glotzer represents band members James Iha and D'arcy Wretzky-Brown and says a confidential se ...

  12. Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Chamberlin Exits Band

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, one of the band's original members, "has left the group" according to a terse statement released Friday (March 20) on the band's Web site. The statement said, "The SMASHING PUMPK ...

  13. Radio, Artists Urged To Negotiate On Royalties

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins lead vocalist Billy Corgan was on Capitol Hill on Tuesday (March 10) to support pending legislation that could force new fees on broadcasters. Corgan's appearance, which advocated "fairness" for providing intellect ...

  14. Smashing Pumpkins Ready 'Guitar Hero' Track

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins will release the new single "G.L.O.W." via the upcoming "Guitar Hero: World Tour" videogame. The song will be part of a downloadable song pack, available at some point after the game's release. The pa ...

  15. Ex-Pumpkins Members Sue For Digital Royalties

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two former members of the Smashing Pumpkins sued Virgin Records yesterday (July 24), saying the label shut them out of profits after signing a deal with the rock band's frontman, Billy Corgan. In their lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, James Iha ...

  16. 6 Questions: Billy Corgan

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hell hath no fury like Billy Corgan scorned. In an exclusive interview, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman lashed out at Virgin Records in the wake of a lawsuit the band filed against the label for improperly using its likeness in a promotion with Ama ...

  17. Exclusive: Corgan Speaks Out On Pumpkins Suit

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has spoken exclusively to Billboard about the lawsuit the band filed this week against Virgin Records for using the Pumpkins in a promotional campaign with Amazon.com and Pepsi. "I'm sure they indi ...

  18. 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. The set includes the tracks "The Rose March,&qu ...

  19. Pumpkins Line Up Residency Gigs

    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 Billy Corgan-led group will visit the Orange Peel in Ashevill ...

  20. Pumpkins To Play First Shows In Six-Plus Years

    March 29, 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 first U.S. show will be Aug. 5 in Baltimore as ...

  21. U.K.'s Reading, Leeds Fest Acts Unveiled

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rising British rock act Razorlight and veteran American alternative rock acts Red Hot Chili Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins will headline Britain's annual Reading and Leeds this summer, organizers confirmed tonight. An eclectic array of bands, ...

  22. 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 willl be issued by Reprise. The news was broken this morning to fans that had been ...

  23. Smashing Pumpkins Cross Halfway Point With New Record

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Smashing Pumpkins are more than halfway home on their first album since 2000, according to posts from drummer Jimmy Chamberlin on the group's MySpace.com site. "We have been working day and night in the studio and I am happy to say t ...

  24. Pumpkins Summon 'Symphony' In Studio

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Band more than halfway home on new album. The Smashing Pumpkins are more than halfway home on their first album since 2000, according to posts from drummer Jimmy Chamberlin on the group's MySpace.com site. "We have been working day and n ...

  25. Reunited Smashing Pumpkins Hit The Studio

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT According to a short post on its Web site, the reunited Smashing Pumpkins are recording their first album in seven years with producer Roy Thomas Baker, who is best known for his work with Queen but r According to a short post on its Web site, the ...

  26. Pumpkins Reunion Is On, New Album In Works

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Confirming news first reported here in February, veteran modern rock act Smashing Pumpkins is writing material for its first new studio album since 2000. In a message on its Web site, the Billy Corgan Confirming news first reported here in Februar ...

  27. Corgan, Chamberlin Revive Smashing Pumpkins

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal alternative rock act Smashing Pumpkins, sources say the group has signed a new management deal with Jared Pau In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is ...

  28. JT Leroy Fools The World, Music Biz Included

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Supporters included Bono, Billy Corgan, Courtney Love. Questions raised about the true identity of author JT Leroy, in an article in New York magazine in October, were answered Jan. 9 when The New York Times exposed the author as a fraud. Count at ...

  29. Smashing Pumpkins To Reunite?

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chicago newspaper ad reveals Corgan's wish. Chicago newspaper ad reveals Corgan's wish. News ...

  30. Smashing Pumpkins To Reunite?

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan's solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," hits stores today (June 21). But fans in his hometown of Chicago were greeted with a full-page ad in this morning's Chicago Trib Smashing Pumpkins leader B ...

  31. Billy Corgan Unveils Solo Tour Plans

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New release via Warner arrives June 21. Billy Corgan will begin a solo tour in June in Lisbon in support of his solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," which arrives June 21 via Warner Bros. The former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader will be backe ...

  32. Billy Corgan Unveils Solo Tour Plans

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New release via Warner arrives June 21. Billy Corgan will begin a solo tour in June in Lisbon in support of his solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," which arrives June 21 via Warner Bros. The former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader will be backe ...

  33. Evolution's Kirby Joins WMA

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Agent reps Bjork, Corgan, Fatboy. Agent reps Bjork, Corgan, Fatboy. News ...