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Tommy Lee on drums for new Smashing pumpkins album, Billy Corgan reveals

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The Smashing Pumpkins are supposedly releasing two albums during 2015 and the group hasn't found a full-time replacement for the talented Jimmy Chamberlin yet. Billy Corgan isn't looking for applicants, but he revealed the session musician who will man the skins for the first record: Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee.READ MORE

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9 Incredible Albums with Awful Titles: Green Day, the Beatles and more

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There are some albums where everything comes together perfectly: the music, the lyrics, the cover, the title, everything. However, some of the greatest albums of all time were given titles that don't serve the music at all. Here are nine great albums that were given awful titles.READ MORE

The Cat Circus in Bloomfield, NJ

Concert Review: Cat Circus in Bloomfield, NJ, 5/2/14

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Like a great number of "venues" in New Jersey, the Cat Circus is just the basement of a house rented out by college students, but it's definitely the cleanest, most organized college house I've ever set foot in. The original bill for this show/birthday party/vegan BBQ consisted of eight acts, which is three or four more than is usually recommended for a house show, but two of the acts ended up not playing, which I'm sure the neighbors were quite thankful for.READ MORE

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7 Album Covers That Don't Match the Music: Pink Floyd, Neil Young, and more

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A good album cover should compliment the music inside, and a lot of covers do this very well. The ethereal cover of My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless matches the album’s ethereal music, but some album covers suggest something completely different than what the music actually offers. Here are seven album covers that don’t match the album’s music.READ MORE

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7 Classic Albums That Would Improve with Different Production: Paul Simon, Oasis and more

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Though I wrote a list a few weeks ago about classic albums that sound awful, I wouldn’t change a thing about the way any of those albums were produced. When I sit down and listen to Raw Power, I want it to be rough and fuzzy, because that’s the kind of music the Stooges made. These seven albums, however, would have greatly benefited from a production overhaul.READ MORE

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7 Classic Albums That Are Way Too Long: The Notorious B.I.G., Fleetwood Mac, and more

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An album should ideally be no longer than 50 minutes, but artists regularly push this boundary and give us albums that are well over an hour long. There are some instances where this works (somehow, all two hours of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is worth hearing), but most of the time, these albums are simply too long. Here are seven classic albums that should have been much shorter.READ MORE

6 Bands That Would Be Better With Different Lyricists: Best Coast, Oasis, and more

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Just because you can write excellent music doesn’t mean you can write excellent lyrics to go along with it. Johnny Marr knew this when he collaborated with Morrissey, and Elton John knew this when he teamed up with Bernie Taupin. Here are six bands that should consider hiring new lyricists.READ MORE

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6 Pairs of Rival Artists That Would Make Great Music Together: Robert Smith & Morrissey, The Flaming Lips & Arcade Fire and more

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When Blur’s Damon Albarn revealed that he and Oasis’s Noel Gallagher had been talking about possibly recording together, we here at Music Times didn’t quite believe it was true. The two are notorious rivals, so working with one another seems like the last thing either one of them would want to do. This got me thinking about other artists who would never collaborate, but would probably make great work together if they did.READ MORE

8 Bands That Should Be On Classic Rock Radio: The Replacements, the Buzzcocks, and more

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Classic rock radio is, by its own design, a very stagnant radio format. While a lot of excellent songs are played, there’s never going to be new “classic rock” band to come along and shake things up. What these radio stations could do, though, is dig a little deeper and give some of these artists a spin.READ MORE

Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins developing an untitled wrestling series with AMC

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AMC has unveiled a 2014 upfront slate that features expanded unscripted offerings. One of them is an untitled wrestling series that will focus on Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and his exploits as the creative director for Resistance Pro, an independent wrestling company based in Chicago.READ MORE

Smashing Pumpkins announce two new albums for 2015, re-launch website

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Get ready for some "epic" alternative rock in 2015. Today (March 25), Smashing Pumpkins frontman/the only original member left Billy Corgan announced the band will be releasing two new albums next year.READ MORE

Smashing Pumpkins Tour: Billy Corgan and Co. Release Live Set With Some New, Some Classic Stuff

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Some people were pleasantly surpassed when they heard the new Smashing Pumpkins album "Oceania" last year. The sound was much more in tune with what fans of grunge-era Billy Corgan produced. But some fans would rather just hear the Smashing Pumpkins play the same ol' hits over and over again versus try to evolve. We're not saying wither side is necessarily wrong. We are saying however that the new concert album/movie "Oceania: Live in NYC" features a little bit of both. READ MORE

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