Billy Corgan

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    May 7, 2014

    6 Nu-Metal Bands You Shouldn't Be Ashamed of Liking

    There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Is The New '90s Nostalgia Good For Rock and Roll?

    We all have bands that defined our youth--that made us love music, that maybe even introduced us to a new feeling that we didn't know existed. Whether it's the psychedelic rock of the '60s, punk of the '70s, thrash of the '80s, or grunge of the '90s, every generation has its own musical roots. And ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Texas Psychedelic Rockers The Young Live Free on Dub Egg

    See also: The Young @ Yucca Tap Room The Young (Texas foursome guitarist/vocalist Hans Zimmerman, bassist John Costanzo, guitarist Kyle Edwards, and drummer Ryan Maloney) sneaked into underground pop consciousness with their stunning 2010 release, Voyagers of Legend (Mexican Summer), a breathless b ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    Throwback Thursday: Were The Smashing Pumpkins Generation X's Pink Floyd?

    The Smashing Pumpkins have had a checkered past swirling with drug addiction, depression, lineup changes, and death. Yet the band has soldiered on -- remarkably, the band is set to release its seventh album, Oceania, on June 19. Billy Corgan is the only remaining member in a band that oscillated be ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Entrance Band, Amen Dunes, and Wooden Indian at Chasers, 5/1/12

    Entrance Band, Amen Dunes, and Wooden Indian Chasers Bar and Night Club Tuesday, May 1, 2012 See also: Amen Dunes on Living a Million Musical Lives I'm sitting at a table with Paz Lenchantin a few hours before her heavy psych-blues outfit, Entrance Band, decimates the stage at Chasers in Scottsda ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Keep These 10 Songs as Far Away From Your Valentine's Day Playlist as Possible

    The Oatmeal​With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, it seems like everyone is scrambling to find a hook up way to impress a crush or a significant other. A dozen roses and a box of chocolates may seem like a cheesy and overdone gift, but it's a safer bet than some other ideas. We're music ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Adele Denies Ex-Boyfriend Any Royalties From Her Album '19'

    British soul pop singer Adele knows all too well that only the strong survive. And like a strong woman should, she stood her ground and refused to give her ex-boyfriend a portion of her royalties when he came crawling back to her, according to Spinner.Her ex has broken the silence between ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Listen to Smashing Pumpkins' "Owata"

    Billy Corgan​We at Up on the Sun woke up this morning thinking it would be absolutely smashing if, say, a brand new track from Smashing Pumpkins was waiting in our inboxes. As it turns out, dreams really do come true. ​"Owata" from Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, the Pumpkins' 44-track opus bein ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Top 10 Songs for Jukebox Warfare

    ​"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle." -Sun T ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    The 8 Most Awesome Music Stories of 2010

    ​ Despite what you may have concluded from yesterday's list of the stupidest music stories of 2010, this year in music wasn't all that bad.In fact, a funny blog of Photoshopped album covers was created, a concert for dogs was proposed, and musicians exchanged some choice words.As promised, here ar ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Now on iTunes: The Beatles Catalog

    ​Stop the world. Apple has announced that the Beatles catalog is finally available on iTunes, according to Billboard. I love when Christmas comes early.After plenty of rumors went around yesterday about what Apple's big announcement regarding iTunes was going to be, practically everything under th ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Incoming: 311, Digable Planets, Telekinesis, Alter Bridge, Smashing Pumpkins

    One of these people is still in Smashing Pumpkins. Guess who?!?​In case you haven't heard or come from a foreign land, Thanksgiving is next week. That means the holidays are upon us, and show announcements are becoming more and more scarce.This week's group is lead by the Smashing Pumpkins playing ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Smashing Pumpkins Coming To Gila River Casino's Wild Horse Pass in December

    Watch Billy Corgan and then hit the blackjack tables.​What's more humbling for an alt-rock band whose better days are behind them? Playing a free concert being put on by a radio station or performing at a casino. In a few weeks, Smashing Pumpkins will have the dubious distinction of having done bo ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    The Parlotones on Dancing, Politics and Making it in America

    ​Chances are few in the crowd at Arizona Fall Frenzy will have heard of The Parlotones but, believe it or not, they've sold more records than The Killers, U2, and Coldplay.In their native South Africa, at least.Like X-Japan, this band who's huge on the other side of the world -- as in, they sell t ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Smashing Pumpkins, "Rhinoceros"

    ​Song: Smashing Pumpkins, "Rhinoceros" Context: In honor of those who souls who landed tickets from KUPD for tonight's gig by Billy Corgan and his merry band of no-talents Smashing Pumpkins in Scottsdale. The Smashing Pumpkins - Rhinoceros by Itubaina Radio Retro

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    August 31, 2010

    Smashing Pumpkins Performing at Venue of Scottsdale on Thursday (But You Have To Jump Through KUPD's Hoops to Get In)

    ​By now you've probably heard the dozens of promos that KUPD has been running daily for the free Smashing Pumpkins concert they're putting this coming Thursday night. Billy Corgan and his crew are making a swing through the Valley (guess they're not down with Zack de la Rocha and the Soundstrike ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Courtney Love Slammed on Twitter by Ex Billy Corgan

    Courtney Love. I think the pic says it all.​So in case you haven't gotten your fill of celebrity gossip with all the Courtney Love/Lily Allen drama, here's a little more Love for you. Apparently Love's former love, Smashing Pumpkins's Billy Corgan has been slamming her 21st century style -- with T ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Rihanna Topless Pic, Kate Moss Plays Matchmaker, Brown Vs. Boyle

    Idolator: Chris Brown Getting Clobbered By Susan BoyleIdolator: Rihanna Topless AgainNME: Kate Moss sets up date between Pete Doherty and Alison Mosshart - Daily GossipPitchfork: Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, and Megadeth to Tour TogetherPitchfork: Former Drummer Bill Berry Returns to R.E.M. for Holid ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    November 3, 2009

    Black Sabbath's Stem Cell Treatment, David Lynch and Billy Corgan, Passion Pit Mp3

    Electric Mustache: mp3: Passion Pit Remix Max Tundra "Which Song"Everyone's Blog Posts: All Nov. Events @ The Trunk Space: K Recs, Sound Art, Local break-neck rock, Label show cases, punkersIdolator: Aqua Warn Against The Dangers Of Color-Coordinating Your Dinner Parties' MenusNME: Black Sabbath's T ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    New Smashing Pumpkins Will Be Free, Boy George Writes A Song About Amy Winehouse, New Kanye West Film

    Idolator: Ticketmaster Brokers A Criminally Vulgar Tie-In With Morrissey's Upcoming ShowElectric Mustache: Photos: Elliott Brood, Matthew Reveles & Wooden Sky @ The Rhythm Room 10/14/09NME: Billy Corgan to give away new Smashing Pumpkings songs for freeNME: Boy George writes song about Amy Wineh ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Billy Corgan Starts God Blog, The Blueprint 4, Get Van Halen Game Free

    Electric Mustache: Photos: The Thermals, Kinch & Sisterbrother at The Rhythm RoomIdolator: Because You Were Probably Wondering What Sanjaya Thought Of Ellen DeGeneres' "Idol" GigNME: Jay-Z already working on follow up to The Blueprint 3Pitchfork: Billy Corgan Launches Spiritual WebsiteRolling St ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    British Steel Turns 30, The Sweater Song Turns 15, 50 Cent Turns R. Kelly

    Spin: Watch 50 Cent's Sensitive Slow Jam Pitchfork: Buy Billy Corgan Lunch! Rolling Stone: Weezer's "Undone - The Sweater Song" Turns 15: A Look Back Rolling Stone: Rob Halford on Recording at Ringo's, Opening for Led Zeppelin NME: Phil Spector demands iPod for new prison cell Electric Mustache: Vid ... More >>

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    July 12, 2007

    Smashing Pumpkins

    (Martha’s Music/Reprise)

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    May 3, 2007

    Beyond Compare

    There is something new under the (Silver)sun

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    January 11, 2007

    Old Wives' Tales

    Under the covers with rock's old ladies

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    July 14, 2005

    Jimmy Chamberlin Complex

    Out of the Pumpkins' shell

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    June 30, 2005

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    March 17, 2005


    The soundtrack of geek romance

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    May 8, 2003

    Ever More?

    Everclear keeps perfecting its fiery punk pop. But is their demise in sight?

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    April 17, 2003

    He's a Happy Rat Now

    Billy Corgan and a dark Zwan's journey into light

  • Film

    April 3, 2003

    The Kids Aren't Alright

    Spun spins cranky youths into an American freak show

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    March 27, 2003


    Sing the Sorrow (DreamWorks)

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    March 6, 2003


    Slow Motion Daydream (Capitol)

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    February 13, 2003


    Mary Star of the Sea (Reprise)

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    February 7, 2002

    New Order

    Get Ready (London/Reprise/Warner)

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    January 24, 2002

    Rocking Maniac

    Where there's a Willis, there's a schizophrenic cult icon who can whup all of rock's mad geniuses

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    July 12, 2001

    Label Makers

    Reuben's Accomplice gets Better Looking; the Pistoleros flirt with Elektra

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    January 18, 2001

    Nirvana: The Day By Day Eyewitness Chronicle

    By Carrie Borzillo (Thunder's Mouth Press)

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    March 9, 2000

    Lick It Up

    Trashman dreams of Genie, but he never shows

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    December 10, 1998

    Temporarily Permanent

    Nita's Hideaway returns to its old locale, but once again it's up for sale

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    June 11, 1998
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    February 26, 1998
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    February 20, 1997
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    January 2, 1997
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    January 2, 1997

    Dr. Cynic's Revenge

    Beat Angel Brian Smith's 10 Greatest Atrocities in '96

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    December 12, 1996
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    December 5, 1996

    Remembering Billy

    Back in the day with the Great Pumpkin and Co.

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    August 29, 1996
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    December 7, 1995
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