The Smashing Pumpkins will soon be back in action, launching their 2013 World Tour at the Cumbre Tajin Festival in Mexico on March 23. The band will be promoting their 2012 effort, 'Oceania,' and they've got a few tricks up their sleeves for the forthcoming tour.
Memphis has a great musical tradition and rock music will definitely be on display as part of the Beale Street Music Festival. Alice in Chains, the Black Keys and Smashing Pumpkins have been selected as the headliners for the three-day music weekend.
While Smashing Pumpkins remain Billy Corgan's primary passion, the frontman has definitely made some room in his life over the last couple of years to explore his love of professional wrestling. The rocker says he's always responded to the wrestling archetypes, and feels a kinship with some of the wrestling villains like Rowdy Roddy Piper.
The Smashing Pumpkins' romanticized look at dealing with change while aging with a loved one hits right at the heart when Billy Corgan sings, "Believe, believe in me / Believe that life can change / That you're not stuck in vain." It's a beautiful sentiment and one that was not lost on the band's award winning video.
Things haven't exactly been warm and fuzzy between onetime Smashing Pumpkins bandmates Billy Corgan and James Iha after the dissolution of the original lineup, but Iha says he's never one to rule out anything where his old band is concerned.
Smashing Pumpkins visionary Billy Corgan does not have much of a filter when it comes to speaking his mind. The most recent example of this was his personal commentary on the Soundgarden reunion and the impetus behind it, saying, “They’re just out there to have one more round at the till; same with Pavement and these other bands.”
The Smashing Pumpkins have received some positive reviews for their latest album, 'Oceania,' and it's got Billy Corgan energized for what's to come next. The singer revealed that he's already working on the follow-up even though 'Oceania' is only a few months old.
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