Billy Corgan is the only remaining original member of the Smashing Pumpkins, but that doesn't mean the band can't still crank out challenging and enticing music. Beginning with an orchestral part reminiscent of the Pumpkins classic 'Disarm,' the band's new track 'The Celestials' is certain to hit Smashing Pumpkins fans at their very core.
James Iha, the former Smashing Pumpkins and current A Perfect Circle guitarist, will release his solo album 'Look to the Sky' on Sept. 18 via The End Records. The album was produced by Iha and Nathan Larson (ex-Shudder To Think) at Iha’s studio Stratosphere Sound in New York. The song 'To Who Knows Where' is now available for streaming (link below).
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been spitting a ton of venom lately while doing interviews for the release of the band's latest album, 'Oceania.' Whether declaring his desire to "piss on Radiohead" or calling former guitarist James Iha a "piece of s--t," Corgan hasn't been holding back in the least. In one of his most recent interviews, Corgan took the time to defend Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose and his decision to reject a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
To celebrate the release of the new Smashing Pumpkins album 'Oceania' (out June 19), Loudwire is teaming up with Diffuser.fm to give one lucky reader a Pumpkins prize pack consisting of a copy of 'Oceania' on vinyl, a CD of the album and a limited edition promo poster of the 'Oceania' album art.
'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness'
The Smashing Pumpkins definitely saw their star rise with the ambitious 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' double album back in 1995. The cover art for this classic collection featured a woman emerging from a star that was shooting through the atmosphere.
On the eve of opening a new chapter for the Smashing Pumpkins with the release of 'Oceania,' frontman Billy Corgan offers his thoughts on his former bandmates, calling one "just a piece of s---" and claiming that another lied about the circumstances surrounding his departure from the band.
As the June 19 release date approaches for Smashing Pumpkins' latest opus ‘Oceania,’ frontman Billy Corgan is making the media rounds. Never afraid to say exactly what is on his mind or ruffle feathers, in a recent interview with Antiquiet about the new album, Corgan addressed a variety of topics.