Smashing Pumpkins to Release New Album ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.’ 11/26

Smashing Pumpkins to Release New Album ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.’ 11/26

Perhaps inconceivably, things are going quite well for the Smashing Pumpkins these days. Billy Corgan and original members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin buried the hatchet and got back together in recent months for the Shiny and Oh So Bright reunion tour (minus bassist D’Arcy Wretzky), treating fans to marathon, three-plus hour concerts featuring nearly […]

Stream ‘Solara,’ Smashing Pumpkins’ First New Song in 18 Years Featuring Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin

Stream ‘Solara,’ Smashing Pumpkins’ First New Song in 18 Years Featuring Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin

The “core lineup” of Smashing Pumpkins is about to embark on a big reunion tour (minus bassist D’Arcy Wretzky), and on Friday the group — Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, along with Jeff Schroeder — premiered “Solara,” the first song under the SP name featuring that particular trio of musicians (Corgan/Iha/Chamberlin) in more […]

Stream A Perfect Circle’s ‘So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish’ — New Album ‘Eat the Elephant’ Out 4/20

Stream A Perfect Circle’s ‘So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish’ — New Album ‘Eat the Elephant’ Out 4/20

This Friday, A Perfect Circle will release their new studio album, Eat the Elephant. The latest song premiered in advance of the album’s release is “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish,” a reference to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book series. Featuring shimmery guitars and some pointed social commentary from vocalist Maynard […]

Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ Turns 20: An Appreciation

Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ Turns 20: An Appreciation

One of the landmark albums of the 1990’s alt/rock scene celebrates its 20th birthday today, October 23. Smashing Pumpkins‘ ambitious double-album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was released on this date back in 1995. Led by front man Billy Corgan, the record was a massive success. It debut atop the Billboard album charts, catapulted […]