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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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Frank Micelotta / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

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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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

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

The Melvins
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

Smashing Pumpkins
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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Win a Smashing Pumpkins ‘Aeroplane Flies High’ Deluxe Box Set!

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Virgin

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The Smashing Pumpkins reissued their platinum-selling 1996 box set 'The Aeroplane Flies High' on July 23, and the release marks an essential piece of the Smashing Pumpkins' history. And to celebrate its arrival, Loudwire is teaming up with Noisecreep and Diffuser.fm to give away 'Aeroplane Flies High' package to one lucky fan.

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No. 13: The Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Gish’ – Best Debut Hard Rock Albums

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The early '90s provided a fresh new sound from the Windy City as the Smashing Pumpkins brought fuzzed out rock to the masses. The band found greater success with their later records, but 'Gish' is definitely a gem that became appreciated more over time.

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Smashing Pumpkins to Release Jam-Packed Reissue of ‘The Aeroplane Flies High’

The Smashing Pumpkins
Virgin

The Smashing Pumpkins have revealed the next step in their continuous series of reissues with a new 'The Aeroplane Flies High' bunch of box sets, including a six CD + one DVD version, a five-LP version and deluxe digital and standard digital options.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Stars in Wrestling-Themed Ad for Furniture Store

Billy Corgan
YouTube

Here's a video that will scramble your brains … Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has just filmed a commercial for furniture and design company Walter E. Smithe. Set in a wrestling ring, chaos unfolds as a game of musical chairs goes awry. Of course, chairs are a staple of any legit wrestling organization, which leads to a strange dilemma in the mind of Corgan, who is a rabid wrestling fan and promoter.

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