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Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Perform Two Songs on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

They Performed "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)" and "Knights of Malta"

Dec 12, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins released a new album, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., last month via Martha's Music (under exclusive license to Napalm Records). Last night they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform two songs on the show's outdoor stage: "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)" on the broadcast show and "Knights of Malta" as a web-exclusive performance.  More

Album of the Week: The Good, The Bad, & The Queen

Merrie Land Out Now via Studio 13

Nov 16, 2018

The Good, The Bad, & The Queen released their long-awaited sophomore album, Merrie Land, today via Studio 13 and it's our Album of the Week. More

The Smashing Pumpkins – Stream the New Album

Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. Out Now via Martha’s Music

Nov 16, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins have released a new album, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., today via Martha's Music (under exclusive license to Napalm Records). Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

The Smashing Pumpkins Share New Song “Knights of Malta”

Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. Due Out November 16 via Martha’s Music

Nov 07, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins are releasing a new album, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., on November 16 via Martha's Music (under exclusive license to Napalm Records). Now they have shared another advance song from it, "Knights of Malta." More

The Smashing Pumpkins Share “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” Video Starring Mark McGrath

Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. Due Out November 16 via Martha’s Music

Oct 15, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins are releasing a new album, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., on November 16 via Martha's Music. Now they have shared a video for previous single "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)." Frontman Billy Corgan and Linda Strawberry directed the Halloween-themed video, which features the band in a haunted house as part of a radio contest and guest stars Mark McGrath (of Sugar Ray) as a radio DJ. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Kurt Vile, Villagers, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Low, and More

Plus Danielson, Jungle, Django Django, Farao, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 14, 2018

We spent the week wondering if Hurricane Florence was going to hit us here at our headquarters in Southwest Virginia. Lucky for us, it seems to have angled further south, and while we may still get some heavy rains and winds in the coming days and week, it likely won't be as devastating to Virginia as feared. More

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce New Album, Share New Song “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)”

Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. Due Out November 16 via Martha’s Music

Sep 14, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a new album, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., and shared a new song, "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)." It's the band's first album since frontman Billy Corgan reunited three-fourths of the original lineup, bringing back into the fold guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (bassist D'arcy Wretzsky is not taking part), as well as longtime guitarist (since 2007) Jeff Schroeder. More

The Smashing Pumpkins Share Strange Video for “Solara”

The Band Features Three-Fourths of the Original Lineup: Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin

Jun 28, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins recently shared a new song, "Solara." It was the first song from the band since frontman Billy Corgan reunited three-fourths of the original lineup, bringing back into the fold guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (bassist D'arcy Wretzsky is not taking part).  More

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Perform “Solara” and “Zero” on “Jimmy Fallon”

The Band Features Three-Fourths of the Original Lineup: Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin

Jun 12, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins recently shared a new song, "Solara." It was the first song from the band since frontman Billy Corgan reunited three-fourths of the original lineup, bringing back into the fold guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (bassist D'arcy Wretzsky is not taking part).  More

The Smashing Pumpkins Share New Song from Reunited Lineup – “Solara”

Song Features Three-Fourths of the Original Lineup: Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin

Jun 08, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins have shared a new song, "Solara." It's the first song from the band since frontman Billy Corgan reunited three-fourths of the original lineup, bringing back into the fold guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (bassist D'arcy Wretzsky is not taking part). It is the first Smashing Pumpkins song in 18 years to feature the three members and was recorded at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, CA with producer Rick Rubin. More

Feb 15, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins have been teasing an announcement and word already got out that it was likely a reunion tour featuring some of the band's original members. Frontman Billy Corgan has been the only constant in the band over the years, but when they formed in 1988 the lineup included guitarist James Iha, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, and bassist D'arcy Wretzsky. T More

Nov 20, 2017

Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins released a new solo album under his full name, William Patrick CorganOgilala, last month via BMG. Now he's back to being just regular old Billy Corgan and he has stopped by NPR's offices to perform three songs as a Tiny Desk ConcertMore

Nov 03, 2017

Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins released a new solo album under his full name, William Patrick CorganOgilala, last month via BMG. Previously he shared its first single, "Aeronaut," as well as a video for "The Spaniards." Now he has shared a video for "Aeronaut." More

Oct 13, 2017

Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins released a new solo album under his full name, William Patrick CorganOgilala, today via BMG. Previously he shared its first single, "Aeronaut," as well as a video for "The Spaniards." Last night he stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "Aeronaut." More

William Patrick Corgan (aka Billy Corgan) Shares Strange Video for New Song “The Spaniards”

Ogilala Due Out October 13 via BMG, Video Contains Scenes from Corgan's Pillbox Silent Movie

Sep 29, 2017

Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins is releasing a new solo album under his full name, William Patrick CorganOgilala, on October 13 via BMG. Previously he shared its first single, "Aeronaut." He also previously announced the album will be accompanied by a silent film, Pillbox, written by Corgan and co-directed by Corgan and Linda Strawberry.  More

Aug 22, 2017

Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins has announced a new solo album under his full name, William Patrick Corgan, and shared its first single, "Aeronaut." Ogilala is due out October 13 via BMG. His has also announced some solo acoustic tour dates that will feature songs from across Corgan's career.  More

Jun 19, 2015

The Smashing Pumpkins are currently on an acoustic tour and at Tuesday's show in Munhall, Pennsylvania, frontman (and only remaining original member) Billy Corgan performed a playful medley of the band's classic 1991 debut album Gish in just three minutes. Check out the balcony shot fan video. More

Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins Joins TNA Wrestling

Senior Producer, Creative and Talent Development

Apr 27, 2015

TNA Entertainment announced today that Billy Corgan, founder of The Smashing Pumpkins, will be joining TNA Wrestling as Senior Producer and a member of the Creative and Talent Development team. More

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce First-Ever Acoustic Tour

New Album, Monuments to an Elegy Out Now

Apr 22, 2015

Taking a page out of Jack White's recent tour playbookThe Smashing Pumpkins have announced plans for an all-acoustic set of performances, a first for the band. More

Apr 03, 2015

Last night The Smashing Pumpkins were welcomed as the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. More

Mar 30, 2015

The Smashing Pumpkins have premiered a brand new music video for "Drum + Fife," the latest single from the band's album Monuments To An Elegy. More

Jan 19, 2015

The Smashing Pumpkins have premiered a brand new music video for "Being Beige," the lead single off the band's latest LP Monuments To An Elegy. More

Stream Smashing Pumpkins’ New Album

Monuments to an Elegy Out December 9

Dec 03, 2014

Next week, alt rock band The Smashing Pumpkins will release their tenth studio album, Monuments to an Elegy.  Right now you can stream the whole thing through iTunes. More

Listen: The Smashing Pumpkins – “One And All”

Monuments To An Elegy is Out Dec 9

Nov 05, 2014

“One and All” is the new track from The Smashing Pumpkins’ forthcoming album Monuments To An Elegy.  More

Sep 10, 2014

On Sept 23 The Smashing Pumpkins will reissue their 1998 album Adore. More

Billy Corgan Announces “AEGEA”

Perfect Ambient Accompaniment For Your Tea Party

Apr 09, 2014

Sure you love Billy Corgan. But do you love him $60 worth? More

The Smashing Pumpkins Ready Two New Albums For 2015

"Guitars Guitars and More Guitars"

Mar 26, 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins recently announced that the band will release not one but two albums in 2015. More

Aug 02, 2013

This weekend, Katowice, Poland is hosting the seventh annual OFF Festival. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus and photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action.  More

Listen: The Smashing Pumpkins - “1979” (Acoustic Take)

Featured on The Aeroplane Flies High Reissue

Jul 19, 2013

For the past two years EMI has been steadily releasing reissues of The Smashing Pumpkins' extensive catalog of work. More

Smashing Pumpkins to Release Concert Film/Live Album

Oceania: Live in NYC Out Sept. 3

Jul 12, 2013

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced the upcoming release of a new concert film and live album on Sept. 3 via Universal. More

Aug 24, 2012

After announcing the preliminary details of a new national tour yesterday Billy Corgan and his variant incarnation of The Smashing Pumpkins made an appearance as the musical guest for last night's broadcast of The Tonight ShowMore

Smashing Pumpkins Tour Details Slowly Emerge

So Far: Confirmed Cities, Pre-Sale Date, Set Breakdown

Aug 23, 2012

Veteran act Smashing Pumpkins has announced general tour information in support of the band's latest release, OceaniaMore

Smashing Pumpkins Announce October Tour Dates

12 City Tour Begins October 5

Aug 12, 2011

Smashing Pumpkins are heading out on a 12-city tour—previewing material from forth coming album Oceania (due out early 2012). More

Smashing Pumpkins Release New Single “A Stitch in Time”

Third Single of 44-Song Epic, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope

Mar 03, 2010

The Smashing Pumpkins are back with Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, a 44-song epic released single by single for free via Soundcloud. The latest single, "A Stitch in Time," has just been released. More

Apr 01, 2009

The mighty SP want you!  Possibly. More


Interviews

The Smashing Pumpkins

A Rebel’s Rant

Sep 04, 2013

“I think music has done a very poor job of getting the attention of a fifteen-year-old, which was the job of Elvis, and the job of The Beatles, and the job of The Cure,” says The Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman Billy Corgan. More


Reviews

Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.

Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.

Martha's Music/Napalm

Nov 30, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins can lay claim to being one of the most influential rock bands of their generation. With a near flawless back catalogue throughout the '90s their status as luminaries can never be in doubt.

Monuments to an Elegy

Monuments to an Elegy

Martha's Music

Dec 12, 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins' history can be told in two acts. Act one, an unconventional alt-rock band scores international success with a series of guitar-heavy albums for introverts. Act two, that band goes through a nearly uncountable series of lineup changes and spends the following 15 years releasing a comeback album every now and then, but never recapturing the spark of imagination that fueled their early success. More

The Smashing Pumpkins: Adore (Super Deluxe Edition)

The Smashing Pumpkins: Adore (Super Deluxe Edition)

Virgin/Ume

Oct 01, 2014

Regardless of what The Smashing Pumpkins have been up to in the past few decades—side-projects, sanctimonious public dismissals of one another, misguided attempts at keeping the band together and defending its legacy while appearing too smug to actually redeem themselves (all of which, like the band, was mainly Billy Corgan's doing)—the music should really speak for itself.  More

OFF Festival Day One: Woods, Mikal Cronin, The Smashing Pumpkins, and More

August 2nd, 2013

Aug 03, 2013

On track to become some of the best weather the festival has ever experienced, the sunny day featured performances from Mikal CroninWoodsZbigniew Wodecki (featuring Mitch & Mitch), and The Smashing Pumpkins. More

The Aeroplane Flies High

The Aeroplane Flies High

Virgin/UME

Jul 30, 2013

The Smashing Pumpkins' 1996 box set release, The Aeroplane Flies High, represented the end of Pumpkins era mark one. After culminating their '90s dominance in 1995's epic double album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Billy Corgan and company released The Aeroplane Flies High, a box set of singles from Mellon Collie and assorted B-sides cut during the album sessions. More

The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins

EMI

Dec 24, 2012

Given the cooled reaction to much of The Smashing Pumpkins’/Billy Corgan’s output over the past decade or so, one might be tempted to question who the target audience might be for a $140 special edition box set of an album they first released 17 years ago.  More