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

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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’

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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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Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Appears on ‘CBS This Morning’

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has continued his non-stop press tour with interviews with 'CBS This Morning,' the Chicago Tribune and Sound Magazine recently. Out of the three sit-downs, plenty of riveting news and quotes was offered by Corgan, such as the possibility of writing a triple album, the current state of rock music and much more.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan: ‘Life Did Not Turn Out the Way I’d Planned It, Not Even Close’

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We're beginning to think that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan may have a grudge against some of his former bandmates. Additionally, and this might be a bit of a stretch, but Corgan seems to also enjoy the occasional trash-talking session. Finally, and by all means correct us if we're wrong, it seems possible that Billy Corgan may possess some sort of internal turmoil. We developed this hypothesis after reading a recent statement from Corgan, where he threw some ill will at some former Smashing Pumpkins members, while analyzing his personal life as well.

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The Smashing Pumpkins – Rock Star Cameos on ‘The Simpsons’

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Fox

Along with Sonic Youth, Cypress Hill and Peter Frampton, the Smashing Pumpkins were featured in 'Homerpalooza.' The episode aired in season seven of the iconic show and parodied the Lollapalooza music festival.

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