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Billy Corgan on Next Smashing Pumpkins Album: ‘It’s Going To Be a Cruel Record’

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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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Smashing Pumpkins Unleash ‘Panopticon’ As New Single Off ‘Oceania’

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The Smashing Pumpkins latest disc ‘Oceania’ made its debut this summer (June 19) and now the second single from the disc titled ‘Panopticon’ is primed and ready for radio airwaves.

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A Perfect Circle / Ex-Smashing Pumpkins Guitarist James Iha Streams New Solo Album

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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.

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Smashing Pumpkins To Embark on Fall 2012 Arena Tour

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Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins will be spending most of the fall season out on an arena tour that kicks off Oct. 10 in Seattle.

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Billy Corgan Says Soundgarden Reunion Is for the Money

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been talking trash about just everyone in music this year, and now beloved grunge goliaths Soundgarden are no exception.

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Win a Smashing Pumpkins ‘Pisces Iscariot’ Deluxe Reissue Prize Pack

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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.'

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Smashing Pumpkins, ‘The Celestials’ – Best Rock Songs of 2012

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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.

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Smashing Pumpkins Reissuing ‘Pisces Iscariot’

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On the heels of the recent release of their new album ‘Oceania,' a classic Smashing Pumpkins compilation will get the reissue treatment. A remastered edition of 1994‘s ‘Pisces Iscariot,’ a compilation of B-sides and outtakes, will be released July 17.

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James Iha To Release New Solo Album, Streams New Song

James Iha
The End Records

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).

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Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Dishes on Alice in Chains, Nirvana + Eddie Vedder

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In a recent interview, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan offered his take on the grunge explosion of the '90s both praising and criticizing bands such as Alice in ChainsNirvana and Pearl Jam.

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