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Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins arrives as Live Nation Celebrates National Concert Day At Their 2015 Summer Spotlight Event Presented By Hilton at Irving Plaza

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Writes Moving Eulogy After Scott Weiland's Death

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Billy Corgan has issued a sentimental statement on Scott Weiland's death and goes as far to name him amongst Layne Staley and Kurt Cobain as "a great voice of our generation." In his eulogy posted to the Smashing Pumpkins website, Corgan references both the lost voices in music and his own sometimes dysfunctional relationship with the band.READ MORE

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Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan to Host Ticketed Halloween Party in Chicago Tea Shop, Zuzu's

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With Halloween approaching this weekend, most of you are in the process of finalizing your spooky evening plans, but if you live in the Highland Park area of Chicago, we're here to help! Smashing Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan is hosting a ticketed Halloween party at his own Madame Zuzu's tea shop.READ MORE

2015 Lollapalooza Brazil - Day 2

Smashing Pumpkins Surprise Fans With New Music Video for Song, "Run2Me"

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After releasing their acclaimed album, 'Monuments to an Elegy,' late last year, The Smashing Pumpkins have come out with their video for the single, "Run2Me."READ MORE

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Roger Waters Performs 'Comfortably Numb' With Billy Corgan and Tom Morello [WATCH]

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Last night, in support of the charity organization Musicorps, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters recruited a few friends including Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan and former Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello to join him in a performance of his band's classic track, "Comfortably Numb."READ MORE

Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder of the Smashing Pumpkins perform on the Other Stage during day 4 of the 2013 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm

Smashing Pumpkins Signed To New Talent Agency UTA, Hint At New Music Plans

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The Smashing Pumpkins have signed to new talent agency, UTA, in all areas after waving goodbye to CAA and hinted at future music plans.READ MORE

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Breaking Benjamin and Shinedown Announce Joint Headlining Tour; Openers?

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Breaking Benjamin and Shinedown have announced a joint headlining tour for the fall, with stops at the Monster Energy Aftershock 2015 festival. Previous rumors have suggested that Chevelle will serve as the opening act but that hasn't been confirmed...yet (no other potential openers have been announced yet).READ MORE

Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins performs during 2015 Lollapalooza Brazil

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan: "We Get Our Asses Kicked By EDM"

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The rise of electronic music, specifically the United States market, in the past 5-6 years has been largely met by positive reactions from fans old and new. It has totally flipped the industry on its head and forced musicians to look technology in a totally different light. Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is one of those people. In a new interview, he expounds, saying, "We get our asses kicked by EDM."READ MORE


Miguel Gives Smashing Pumpkins Writing Credit on 'leaves' over '1979' Similarity

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More and more performers are playing it safe when it comes to songwriting, in light of the recent multimillion lawsuit between Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and the Marvin Gaye estate. The most recent example is Miguel, who gave Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins a songwriting credit on his track "leaves" after realizing that the down-tempo ballad's guitar riff was reminiscent of "1979."READ MORE

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Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan Covers the Beatles' Classic Hit 'Something' [WATCH]

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During the VIP experience an Iowa Smashing Pumpkins gig, front man Billy Corgan surprised fans by sitting behind the piano for a casual yet delightful rendition of the Beatles' 'Abbey Road' classic, "Something."READ MORE

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Billy Corgan/Marilyn Manson Reddit AMA: Rockers Talk Joint Tour, Favorite Albums

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Marilyn Manson and the Smashing Pumpkins are heading out on tour together in July, so it is only natural that the two frontmen decided to sit down and answer questions on a Reddit AMA. Manson and Billy Corgan took part in an Ask Me Anything session recently, sharing some anecdotes about each other and admiration for their work as well as talk of a joint tour and their favorite albums. By the sound of things, The End Times Tour is going to be one crazy event.READ MORE

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Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins Announce 2015 Co-Headlining Tour

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Marilyn Manson and The Smashing Pumpkins will hit the road together this summer for a lengthy tour starting July 7 in Concord, California. The two acts will trek through North America until July 8 when the End of Times Tour comes to a close in Cincinnati, Ohio. Other notable stops include The Joint in Las Vegas July 10, the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston July 28 and the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden Aug. 2. In all, the End of Times Tour will cover 23 cities with Manson supporting 'The Pale Emperor' and the Pumpkins supporting 'Monuments to an Elegy.'READ MORE

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Smashing Pumpkins: Billy Corgan Unsure of Band's Future, Hints at Disbanding in 2016

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan isn't quite sure what the future holds for his band, or even if there is a future at all. He's already said that the follow-up to 2014's Monuments to an Elegy will be the band's final effort. Now the singer, in an interview with Radio Oasis in Peru, has said that "the future of the Smashing Pumpkins is kind of murky."READ MORE

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Ernie Banks Remembered: 5 Famous Musical Figures Big on The Chicago Cubs...Eddie Vedder, Jimmy Buffett and More

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Ernie Banks, an MLB Hall of Famer and longtime face of the Chicago Cubs organization, died last week at the age of 83. He was an amazing shortstop, winning gold gloves and home run titles and MVP awards during his career, but perhaps he will be best known as representing the Cubs organization better than any other player. The team has been notorious for its inability to secure a World Series title, having not won since 1907 and not even making the big series since 1945. Yet its fans remain some of the friendliest in baseball. Check out five music stars who have also kept their tempers in check while supporting the Cubs over the years.READ MORE

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Marilyn Manson Talks Blues Influence for 'The Pale Emperor,' Billy Corgan and Collaborator Tyler Bates in New Interview

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Marilyn Manson sat down with Billboard recently to discuss his upcoming release, 'The Pale Emperor.' The shock-rocker revealed that blues played a role on the album, which is the follow-up to 2012's 'Born Villain.' He also took some time to talk about the mini reunion he had with Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins and his collaboration with film composer, Tyler Bates, who co-produced the singer's ninth studio effort.READ MORE

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Smashing Pumpkins Share Trippy "Being Beige" Video from 'Monuments to an Elegy' [WATCH]

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Smashing Pumpkins dropped a music video to their Monuments to an Elegy lead single, "Being Beige." The clip is centered around frontman Billy Corgan and images of nature, Pitchfork notes. The album, the band's ninth, came out in December.READ MORE

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