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.”
Current A Perfect Circle and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha has stepped back into the world of being a solo artist, with his 'Look to the Sky' album arriving next week. But, for those who want to sample it before the disc arrives in stores, Iha has united with TeamCoco.com to stream the effort a full week before its street date.
Attention, Smashing Pumpkins fans: Loudwire is teaming up with Diffuser.fm to give one lucky reader a copy of the deluxe reissue of the Smashing Pumpkins compilation album 'Pisces Iscariot.' Originally put out in 1994, the album contained 14 B-sides and outtakes. We are giving away a prize pack consisting of a deluxe CD reissue of 'Pisces Iscariot' along with the recent deluxe reissues of the Pumpkins albums 'Gish' and 'Siamese Dream.'
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.