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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Takes Shots at Pearl Jam + Foo Fighters

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan offered critiques of Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters while appearing on the 'Howard Stern Show.'

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Billy Corgan Compares Tommy Lee To John Bonham

Billy Corgan explains his decision to hire Tommy Lee for the new Smashing Pumpkins album by comparing him to the Led Zeppelin drummer.

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What You Missed at the Smashing Pumpkins Show [VIDEO]

Last night, May 14th, was a momentous evening. The Smashing Pumpkins were in Dallas, Texas and turned that city upside down with their amazing riffs and old favorites. It was a great show. If you missed it, here's a little bit of a taste of what it was like. 

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Smashing Pumpkins Begin Writing New Album

The Smashing Pumpkins have begun writing a new album. Frontman Billy Corgan announced yesterday (March 25) that a follow-up to the Pumpkins' 2012 full-length, 'Oceania,' is in the works, much to the joy of fans worldwide.

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Smashing Pumpkins Announce World Tour

Smashing Pumpkins will spend the next several months on a world tour that includes headline dates and festival appearances sprinkled all over the globe, the band announced today. Expect a set list that covers the group's entire songbook, from the classics of the early to the mid-'90s through 2012's 'Oceania.'

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Alice in Chains, Deftones + Smashing Pumpkins Playing 2013 Beale Street Music Festival

Memphis has a great musical tradition and rock music will definitely be on display as part of the Beale Street Music Festival. Alice in Chains, the Black Keys and Smashing Pumpkins have been selected as the headliners for the three-day music weekend.

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Billy Corgan Stars in Wrestling-Themed Commercial for Chicago Furniture Store

Smashing Pumpkins frontman and guitarist Billy Corgan is a lifelong wrestling fan, and rather than love it from a distance, as most fans would, the rocker has launched his own Resistance Pro Wrestling promotion company. To further demonstrate his love for the entertainment sport, and for his native city, Corgan appears in a wrestling-themed commercial for the Chicago furniture store Walter E. Smithe's.

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Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Appears on ‘CBS This Morning’

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has continued his non-stop press tour with interviews with 'CBS This Morning,' the Chicago Tribune and Sound Magazine recently. Out of the three sit-downs, plenty of riveting news and quotes was offered by Corgan, such as the possibility of writing a triple album, the current state of rock music and much more.

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Chris Cornell’s Message for Billy Corgan: ‘Tell Him He Owes Me My $40,000 Back’

Smashing Pumpkins visionary Billy Corgan does not have much of a filter when it comes to speaking his mind. The most recent example of this was his personal commentary on the Soundgarden reunion and the impetus behind it, saying, “They’re just out there to have one more round at the till; same with Pavement and these other bands.”

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan: ‘Life Did Not Turn Out the Way I’d Planned It, Not Even Close’

We're beginning to think that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan may have a grudge against some of his former bandmates. Additionally, and this might be a bit of a stretch, but Corgan seems to also enjoy the occasional trash-talking session. Finally, and by all means correct us if we're wrong, it seems possible that Billy Corgan may possess some sort of internal turmoil. We developed this hypothesis after reading a recent statement from Corgan, where he threw some ill will at some former Smashing Pumpkins members, while analyzing his personal life as well.

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Billy Corgan Sued by Actors Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart Over Fallen Tree

Between releasing a new Smashing Pumpkins album and finally opening the Chicago tea house of his dreams, 2012 was shaping up to be a pretty great year for Billy Corgan -- but apparently a tree had to go and ruin everything.

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Billy Corgan on Next Smashing Pumpkins Album: ‘It’s Going To Be a Cruel Record’

The Smashing Pumpkins have received some positive reviews for their latest album, 'Oceania,' and it's got Billy Corgan energized for what's to come next. The singer revealed that he's already working on the follow-up even though 'Oceania' is only a few months old.

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