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.
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.
Billy Corgan's dream of becoming an 'American Idol' judge has yet to materialize, but the Smashing Pumpkins singer took one small step towards becoming a reality TV star on tonight's (April 9) episode of 'The Voice' when Katrina Parker turned in a rendition of 'Tonight, Tonight,' the Pumpkins smash off their massively successful 1995 album, 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.'