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Smashing Pumpkins Reveal ‘Monuments to an Elegy’ Artwork + Tentative Release Details

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Smashing Pumpkins are getting closer to the release of their 'Monuments to an Elegy' album.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Opens Up About Ex-Bandmates + Gene Simmons’ ‘Rock is Dead’ Claim

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In a new interview, Corgan goes in-depth about his former bandmates, Gene Simmons's recent statements, his current relationship with classic drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and more.

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Billy Corgan Considers Splitting Up Smashing Pumpkins If New Albums Don’t Make Impact

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Billy Corgan has revealed that if the two new Smashing Pumpkins albums don't connect with audiences, he may reconsider his and the group's future.

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The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Planning to Revisit Early Demos For Future Release

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has revealed plans to revisit his earliest demos for a massive new project.

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The Smashing Pumpkins Complete Recording New Album ‘Monuments for an Elegy’

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Billy Corgan has confirmed in a new post that recording for the Smashing Pumpkins' 'Monuments for an Elegy' album is 'done.'

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Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Recruited to Play Drums on Entire New Smashing Pumpkins Album

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The Smashing Pumpkins have a few pieces of exciting news to share about their upcoming ninth studio album, 'Monuments to an Elegy.' Along with a mysterious message penned by Billy Corgan, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman revealed that Motley Crue's Tommy Lee is playing drums on all nine tracks of the upcoming disc!

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Billy Corgan Reveals Title + Track Listing for Smashing Pumpkins’ Ninth Studio Album

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EMI

Big news for Smashing Pumpkins fans. In an official post from frontman Billy Corgan, the Pumpkins are in the final stretch of finishing up studio album No. 9. Additionally, Corgan has revealed that the album will be titled 'Monuments to an Elegy,' along with unveiling its track listing.

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Smashing Pumpkins Working on Two New Albums, Billy Corgan Tracks Over 150 Demos

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If we've learned anything in recent years it's that Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan is not afraid to tackle large projects. That prolific streak is about to continue as the rocker just inked a new deal with BMG for two new Smashing Pumpkins albums that will arrive in 2015. Furthermore, Corgan has currently demoed over 150 new tracks for the upcoming records.

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Melvins’ Buzz Osborne Criticizes Kurt Cobain + Smashing Pumpkins

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Ipecac Recordings

Nirvana and Melvins will forever be connected in rock history. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain famously cited Melvins as perhaps his greatest influence, inspiring the would-be grunge icon to create a specific blend of punk rock and sludge which would turn Cobain into the voice of disenfranchised youth. However, Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne and longtime friend of Cobain doesn't have the most positive viewpoint of the musician, as evidenced in a new interview.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Praises James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin + D’arcy Wretzky

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Virgin

Billy Corgan has not exactly been kind to his fellow founding Smashing Pumpkins bandmates in recent interviews. However, in a new conversation, Corgan took the opportunity to actually praise guitarist James Iha, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and bassist D'arcy Wretzky, all of whom are no longer in the band.

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