The Smashing Pumpkins
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been on a media tear as of late to promote the band's newest album, 'Oceania.' Although the musical mastermind has taken his media opportunities to air some of his grievances about … well, everyone ever, Corgan just took part in a more light-hearted interview -- talking about his ideal dinner guest, his strangest celebrity encounter, the song he wants played at his funeral and more.
The Smashing Pumpkins are back with a new album, 'Oceania,' the first full-length effort featuring their current lineup. While it's certainly no 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,' the disc showcases a more focused vision than was present with 2007's 'Zeitgeist.' Mostly absent are the moments of 'Guitar Hero' bravado Corgan so abundantly supplied on their last album and in their place are more structured, fully realized tunes that deliver mixed results.