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Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Slams Music Critics Over 'Monuments to an Elegy' Reviews

Buzz 17:42PM EDT

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is unhappy with music critics and reviews of his band's new album Monuments to an Elegy. In a new interview, the "Drum + Fife" singer lashed out at critics for giving his album undeserved so-so reviews, claiming that publications such as Q and NME pre-wrote their criticisms.READ MORE

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Smashing Pumpkins's Next Album May Be Their Last: Billy Corgan Is 'Over Rock 'N' Roll'

Buzz 12:57PM EDT

Billy Corgan might think that The Smashing Pumpkins are a better band than Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters — and he is right, by the way — but the Pumpkins might not even be around much longer. According to a recent interview with "The Wall Street Journal," Corgan hinted that the next Smashing Pumpkins album, "Day for Night," could well be the last. "The next album is like the end, end, end," Corgan says when discussing his "psychic impression of the future" in terms of new Pumpkins albums. "The trite way to say it is I'm over rock 'n' roll. Which is strange because rock 'n' roll is getting back into me." If Corgan were to end the Smashing Pumpkins after the next album, it would not be the first time the band — "project" is a more appropriate word at this point — has fallen apart. The Pumpkins initially split in 2000, but reunited in 2006, though guitarist James Iha and bassist D'arcy Wretzky chose not to participate. Corgan is currently the sole original member of the band and the only official member at the moment other than rhythm guitarist Jeff Schroeder.READ MORE

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Billy Corgan Trash Talks Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters on 'Howard Stern' [LISTEN]

Buzz 18:55PM EDT

Billy Corgan's opinion of himself and Smashing Pumpkins has rarely been anything less than stellar, and during his appearance on The Howard Stern Show this morning (Dec. 9), he made it very obvious how much better he thinks the Pumpkins are than their '90s alt-rock peers. Expanding upon his recent statements that he and Kurt Cobain were their generation's "top two scribes," Corgan dissed the songwriting of two rock titans: Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters.READ MORE

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Billy Corgan Opening Temporary Tea Shop In Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti' Building

Buzz 19:51PM EDT

Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins are giving fans a chance to pick up their new album, Monuments to an Elegy, one day early. This being Corgan, a simple online ordering setup will not suffice. Instead, he's opted to open a one-day, pop-up music shop in New York to push the album. The shop will be located inside Physical GraffiTea, an NYC tea purveyor that's on the bottom floor of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti building.READ MORE

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Billy Corgan, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson End Feuds, Shock Rocker Performs with Smashing Pumpkins [WATCH]

Buzz 17:11PM EDT

Billy Corgan, Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson were all intertwined in a threeway hatefest for the longest time...until now. According to Alternative Nation, Love posted a picture to her Instagram account of the trio sitting together in a respectable fashion. The image came with a note that reports multiple hatchets have been buried.READ MORE

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Billy Corgan Talks Kurt Cobain, Nirvana: "He Really Was That Talented"

Buzz 17:26PM EDT

Billy Corgan is one of the oddest survivors of the grunge era — too much of a black sheep to fit snugly into the '90s revival circuit, yet earnest enough to still try and make music people will like. He recently spent much of an interview talking about former rival, Kurt Cobain.READ MORE

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The Abuse of Hello Kitty by The Music Industry: Avril Lavigne (Duh), Wiz Khalifa and Smashing Pumpkins, More

Buzz 16:31PM EDT

Hello Kitty has gotten some musical mentions over her 40 years, although few of them are nearly as friendly as the themes within her television shows and video games.READ MORE

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Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan Making "F--k You Anderson Cooper" Cat T-Shirts

Buzz 17:36PM EDT

The feud between Anderson Cooper and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has a new and humorous spin on it. Anderson Cooper fired the first volley when he decided to put Billy Corgan on his "Ridiculist" in October after Billy Corgan posed on the front of PAWS Chicago Magazine holding 2 black cats. The magazine is the print publication for the no-kill shelter PAWS Chicago. Billy Corgan fired back with some tweets and now has manufactured some T-shirts featuring cats in bow ties that say prominently "F-k You Anderson Cooper."READ MORE

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Smashing Pumpkins Share 'Tiberius' from Upcoming 'Monuments to an Elegy,' Third Single Is Heavy on Synths [LISTEN]

Buzz 21:09PM EDT

The Smashing Pumpkins have shared a new song from their upcoming 'Monuments to an Elegy'. "Tiberius" is heavy on the synth effects and heavier with the guitars. Billy Corgan growls all over the track as the rest of the Pumpkins play on. The song is the third singles from the album, with "Being Beige" and "One and All" dropping in October and earlier this month, respectively.READ MORE

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10 Bands That Were Started With Former Bandmates: Foo Fighters, Audioslave, And More

Buzz 14:30PM EDT

Bands break up all the time, but just because a group of musicians have decided not to work together anymore as a unit, it doesn't mean that none of the members will never work together again. Here are 10 examples of bands that were started with former bandmates.READ MORE

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Billy Corgan Fired Smashing Pumpkins Drummer For Being A "Twitch" With "ADD"

Buzz 19:35PM EDT

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has a notoriously strained relationship with the people he's played music with, so it came as no surprise when he fired drummer Mike Byrne back in June. Though the reasons for Byrne's dismissal weren't made entirely clear at the time, Corgan discusses his decision in a lengthy (and occasionally confusing) blog post made to the Smashing Pumpkins' website, in which he blames the 24-year-old Byrne for holding up the recording of the band's upcoming albums, calling him a "twitch" with "ADD."READ MORE

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Smashing Pumpkins Share New Single 'One and All' from Upcoming Album 'Monuments to an Elegy' [LISTEN]

Buzz 11:48AM EDT

In anticipation of their upcoming album "Monuments to an Elegy," The Smashing Pumpkins have shared another new single, titled "One and All," which you can check out below. Fans of the Pumpkins will not be disappointed, as the song has a darkly metallic quality reminiscent of their 1995 opus "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness." "I basically sang the whole song the first time I wrote it," frontman Billy Corgan told "The Huffington Post" about "One and All." "It had written itself."READ MORE

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Bleachers Wasn't The First Band to Feature Ice Cream Trucks: Videos from Smashing Pumpkin, Skrillex, ILOVEMAKONNEN and More

Buzz 14:55PM EDT

Music Times celebrates Bleachers' new video with five other clips based around ice cream trucks.READ MORE

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8 Bands To Definitely Check Out At CMJ 2014

Buzz 12:30PM EDT

CMJ 2014 begins tomorrow, Oct. 21, in dozens of venues across New York City, and with more than 1,300 artists performing, it can be pretty tough to decide which ones are worth your time and money. Though it is tempting to see some of the bigger, tried-and-true artists who are performing, such as Slowdive, Low and Foster the People, CMJ is more about catching up-and-coming talent you may have never heard before. Here are eight relatively unknown bands you should check out at CMJ 2014.READ MORE

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Smashing Pumpkins "Being Beige" Review: Listen to Billy Corgan & Co.'s Emotional New Single

Reviews 11:52AM EDT

Smashing Pumpkins are due to release two new albums in the next year or so, and fans of the longtime alt-rock outlet now have the first sampling of Billy Corgan and co.'s new album, Monuments to an Elegy. Today (Oct. 20), Smashing Pumpkins released its first single in two years, the slow burning ballad "Being Beige."READ MORE

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