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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Confirms That Drummer Mike Byrne ‘Has Left the Building’

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Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan reveals drummer Mike Byrne "has left the building" following news that Tommy Lee played drums for the band's new album.

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Billy Corgan’s Resistance Pro Wrestling League Gets AMC Reality Series

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It wasn't that long ago that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan got to realize one of his dreams by signing on as the creative director of the Resistance Pro wrestling league. Now fans will be able to get a peek behind the curtain as AMC has signed on to create a still-untitled reality series about Corgan's involvement in the wrestling league.

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Billy Corgan Explains Why Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Is Playing on New Smashing Pumpkins Album

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A surprising story broke this week when it was revealed by Billy Corgan that Motley Crue's Tommy Lee would be playing drums on the Smashing Pumpkins' upcoming full-length 'Monuments to an Elegy.' This means current Pumpkins drummer Mike Byrne won't be featured on the record, but Corgan has just released a statement explaining why Lee was recruited.

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Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Recruited to Play Drums on Entire New Smashing Pumpkins Album

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The Smashing Pumpkins have a few pieces of exciting news to share about their upcoming ninth studio album, 'Monuments to an Elegy.' Along with a mysterious message penned by Billy Corgan, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman revealed that Motley Crue's Tommy Lee is playing drums on all nine tracks of the upcoming disc!

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Billy Corgan Reveals Title + Track Listing for Smashing Pumpkins’ Ninth Studio Album

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Big news for Smashing Pumpkins fans. In an official post from frontman Billy Corgan, the Pumpkins are in the final stretch of finishing up studio album No. 9. Additionally, Corgan has revealed that the album will be titled 'Monuments to an Elegy,' along with unveiling its track listing.

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Smashing Pumpkins Working on Two New Albums, Billy Corgan Tracks Over 150 Demos

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If we've learned anything in recent years it's that Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan is not afraid to tackle large projects. That prolific streak is about to continue as the rocker just inked a new deal with BMG for two new Smashing Pumpkins albums that will arrive in 2015. Furthermore, Corgan has currently demoed over 150 new tracks for the upcoming records.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Praises James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin + D’arcy Wretzky

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Billy Corgan has not exactly been kind to his fellow founding Smashing Pumpkins bandmates in recent interviews. However, in a new conversation, Corgan took the opportunity to actually praise guitarist James Iha, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and bassist D'arcy Wretzky, all of whom are no longer in the band.

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Billy Corgan Asks California Pizza Kitchen to Stop Cheese Suppliers From Mutilating Calves

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is the latest to lend his celebrity to a PETA cause, urging the California Pizza Kitchen chain to stop using cheese suppliers that employ the barbaric practice of dehorning their calves.

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Smashing Pumpkins + Jane’s Addiction Concert DVDs Coming This Summer

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Smashing Pumpkins and Jane's Addiction are just two of the acts partnering with Rock Fuel Media to bring the latest innovations in shooting concert films to the fans. Both acts have new DVDs set to arrive June 25.

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Smashing Pumpkins Begin Writing New Album

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The Smashing Pumpkins have begun writing a new album. Frontman Billy Corgan announced yesterday (March 25) that a follow-up to the Pumpkins' 2012 full-length, 'Oceania,' is in the works, much to the joy of fans worldwide.

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