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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Opening Chicago Tea House

Despite all his rage he is still just a ... tea house barista?

After various construction issues delayed the opening several months, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced that his new Chinese tea house Madam Zuzu's will open its doors on Thursday (Sept. 13) in his hometown of Chicago. Corgan will celebrate the opening Thursday with a few acoustic performances in the new space, although he hasn't announced what time he'll be hitting the stage.

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Billy Corgan Planning Memoir, New Smashing Pumpkins Album

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is rarely at a loss for words, and he’s clearly not shy about sharing his thoughts — so it comes as no surprise that he’s working on a memoir.

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Billy Corgan Explains Feud with Soundgarden

It’s been a while since Billy Corgan last made headlines for getting into a slap fight with another band. We figured maybe he had decided to lay low as he prepares for the Smashing Pumpkins‘ upcoming tour, but most likely, it’s because he’s run out of bands to complain about. That was the implication last Friday (Aug. 31), when Corgan went on the radio to clarify his recent remarks about Soundgarden.

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Billy Corgan Claims Chris Cornell Started War of Words

Hold onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen, because we’ve got some shocking news to scramble all your preconceptions of life as we know it. Ready? Billy Corgan, frontman of the Smashing Pumpkins, spoke negatively about another band during an interview! Don’t believe us? We’ve got the quotes to prove it.

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Billy Corgan Says Soundgarden Reunion Is for the Money

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been talking trash about just everyone in music this year, and now beloved grunge goliaths Soundgarden are no exception.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Gushes About Metal Favorites

Smashing Pumpkins’ music is all over the map — they touch on everything from psych rock and electronica to folk-tinged indie pop, sometimes — but frontman Billy Corgan isn’t shy to say that head-banging metal has always been a major influence. But while he personally is very vocal about the hard-hitting tunes he’s into, he feels that metal as a whole doesn’t get the respect that it deserves in the alternative community.

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Billy Corgan: Maybe The Smashing Pumpkins ‘Will Continue On Without Me’

While the Smashing Pumpkins of today have gone through many transformations since the Smashing Pumpkins of yesteryear, one thing remains a constant – Billy Corgan.

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Smashing Pumpkins Releasing Remastered ‘Pisces Iscariot’ Collection

The Smashing Pumpkins and EMI Music are continuing their ambitious reissue campaign with the band’s entire catalog. The new entry into the series is the unlikely platinum-selling compilation disc, ‘Pisces Iscariot,’ which is set to be released later this month.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Brands Entire Grunge Generation ‘Lazy’ and ‘Scared’

Billy Corgan has a lot of trash to talk as he does the promotional rounds for Smashing Pumpkins‘ new ‘Oceania’ album — from his “piss on f—in’ Radiohead” comment to his total dissing of his former bandmates — and his latest target is a big one. Speaking to Fuse, the singer pretty much bashed all bands of the grunge generation, calling them out for not living up to the ideals they supposedly set back in the roaring ’90s.

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Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Dishes on Alice in Chains, Nirvana + Eddie Vedder

In a recent interview, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan offered his take on the grunge explosion of the ’90s both praising and criticizing bands such as Alice in ChainsNirvana and Pearl Jam.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Calls Jimmy Chamberlin a ‘Liar,’ James Iha the ‘Worst Human Being’ He’s Ever Met

Billy Corgan seems to subscribe to the notion that if you don’t have anything nice to say, then … say it to the international press? The singer hasn’t held his ex-Smashing Pumpkins bandmates in the highest regard since the original lineup’s final split back in 2000, and he definitely throws another log on the fire of drama that is the band’s post-split relationship in a new interview with NME.

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Rolling Stone Releases Top 20 Smashing Pumpkins Songs

Rolling Stone magazine posted its readers' poll for the top 20 Smashing Pumpkins songs. I personally think the list was a little weird, but who am I to say what the voters like? 

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