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25 Years Ago: Smashing Pumpkins Debut With ‘Gish’

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Caroline

Smashing Pumpkins didn't rocket to stardom with their 1991 debut, but 'Gish' set an elaborate (and psychedelic) stage for Corgan and Co. to explore.

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Watch Billy Corgan’s Acoustic Cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Who Loves the Sun’

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Martha's Music/BMG

Although Smashing Pumpkins just finished their 'acoustic-electro' tour, Billy Corgan grabbed his acoustic guitar for another intimate gig at his own tea shop.

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Courtney Love Dumped Billy Corgan Partly Because He Wouldn’t Pay for Her Plane Ticket

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Jon Kopaloff, Getty Images

Before she started dating Kurt Cobain, Love was romantically entangled with the Smashing Pumpkins frontman.

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Former Bassist D’arcy Wretzky Says She’d ‘Consider’ Smashing Pumpkins Again

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Paul Bergen, Getty Images

The original bassist for Smashing Pumpkins said she hasn't spoken to Billy Corgan since he fired her in 1999, but she's open to rejoining the band.

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Watch Billy Corgan Play an Acoustic Cover of Prince’s ‘The Cross’

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Martha's Music/BMG

Corgan and touring bandmate Sierra Swan delivered a straightforward take on the song last week backstage on Smashing Pumpkins' acoustic-electro tour, In Plainsong.

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Watch Billy Corgan Debut New Smashing Pumpkins Song During Intimate, Acoustic Set

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Corgan debuted the winsome, forlorn and so far untitled song at a recent VIP event and Q&A with fans.

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Today Is the Greatest: Smashing Pumpkins Perform With James Iha for the First Time in 16 Years

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Twitter/@smashingpumpkin

For his 48th birthday, the former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist helped Billy Corgan play a selection of songs from their 1993 breakthrough, 'Siamese Dream.'

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Billy Corgan on Quitting Twitter: Social Media Creates ‘Empowerment of the Mob’

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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman says Twitter has 'ultimately been anti-celebrity' and 'celebrates you for being over the edge.'

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Should Smashing Pumpkins Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Billy Corgan Sure Thinks So

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Martha's Music/BMG

Corgan said, "I think my band belongs in there because we were one of the prime bands of our era and we continue to be a top band.

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Smashing Pumpkins Won’t Be Playing any of Those Full-Album Album Anniversary Shows

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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

“I’m not gonna go out there and hack around just to reclaim some light that I don’t feel has gone out,” Corgan said.

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