With just one week to go before its release, the Smashing Pumpkins are firing up the anticipation machine by streaming their latest album, 'Oceania,' via iTunes. In addition, they have announced an intimate album release show in New York City.
Any Smashing Pumpkins fan worth their salt knows that there is a wealth of unreleased material in frontman Billy Corgan's vault. As part of their ongoing reissue campaign, the band will re-release their celebrated double disc, 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,' with up to 75 previously unheard tracks.
Smashing Pumpkins will issue 'Oceania,' their seventh studio album, on June 19. It exists as part of the band's ambitious, 44-song 'Teargarden by Kaleidyscope' project, which is released in song-by-song format and has been since 2009. Yet 'Oceania' still stands apart as a separate piece.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan celebrates his 45th birthday on March 17. Corgan has been the mastermind for Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan, as well as releasing his own solo and soundtrack work, making him one of the most renowned figures in rock for more than 20 years.
Outspoken Smashing Pumpkins outspoken frontman Billy Corgan went on a rant about how music culture and ethos have been negatively affected by shows like 'American Idol' and 'X Factor' at a SXSW panel on March 13. Despite his distaste for such programs, the frontman said that he would certainly take a gig as a judge on one of those very shows if offered.
Smashing Pumpkins have been going back and forth over the best way to release their upcoming album 'Oceania.' Now comes word that there is a game plan, which Billy Corgan will announce the details of at next week's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
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