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June 3, 2010 drainu182 0

The SMASHING PUMPKINS have announced a 12-show run of intimate venues beginning July 6 in Cleveland and wrapping July 21 in Tampa. This marks the iconic band’s first tour since December 2008 and will feature, says leader and founder BILLY CORGAN, “a balance of classics, a few obscure ones, and new ‘Teargarden’ material.” Last week, the Pumpkins released the four-song TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL.1: SONGS FOR A SAILOR EP (Martha’s Music/Rocket Science Ventures). This is the first …

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The Smashing Pumpkins Kick Off Record Store Day April 17th

March 24, 2010 drainu182 0

Coast to coast, fans visiting select local independent record stores on RECORD STORE DAY, Saturday, April 17, will have an opportunity to preorder the new, limited edition EP by The Smashing Pumpkins, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol 1: Songs For A Sailor. The pre-order is exclusive to independent record stores. By preordering the EP, fans will be guaranteed to own the EP and will immediately receive a collector’s edition Smashing Pumpkins black light poster, while supplies last.

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Billy Corgan brings back Smashing Pumpkins with Teargarden by Kaleidyscope (Free Mp3s!)

February 16, 2010 drainu182 0

Billy Corgan has reactivated his legendary band Smashing Pumkins for a 44-song project Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. Corgan promises a return to “the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins: atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty,” All 44 songs will be made available over time; first as free downloads, then periodically collecting certain tracks in collectable EP box sets. The first two songs, A Song For A Son and Widow Wake My Mind, have been released and are available from

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FAKE! Billy Corgan kicks self out of Smashing Pumpkins

April 1, 2009 AndyCoughman 0

It has finally happened. Billy Corgan has kicked himself out of Smashing Pumpkins. There wasn’t a press release but merely a brief statement from the Smashing Pumpkins website:

    “Greetings. It is with deep regret that I, Billy Corgan, announce that Billy Corgan is no longer in Smashing Pumpkins. I could bullshit you and tell you that it’s due to “creative differences” and in a way, it is. You see, I really started analyzing the band more when Jimmy Chamberlain, (my …
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Smashing Pumpkins played (sucked) the United Palace Theater in NY last night 11/6 (Review/Vids)

November 7, 2008 drainu182 0
Pic courtesy of TimmyGUNZ on Flickr

The Smashing Pumpkins played their first of two sold out nights at the United Palace Theater in New York last night as part of their 20th anniversary tour. Unfortunately for many of the concertgoers, it was an unpleasant experience. On this tour, Billy Corgan (egomaniac) has decided to play two different setlists each night on tour stops where they have two shows like in NY. This usually doesn’t work out too well.. especially when …

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Billy Corgan talks about new album, new tour, being a guitar hero, ripping on Bon Jovi

October 19, 2008 drainu182 0

Billy Corgan’s an asshole. No three ways about it. Sure we loved the early work. And we complained about how you suck live because you change your songs so bad that it sounds like techno puke. We wanted to believe and we sense some sincerity when you tell Rolling Stone that breaking up the band was a “total mistake” but don’t be such a douche about it. So what if we wanna hear you play all the hit songs? Check …