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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Smashing Pumpkins

You probably know that the "smashing" part of the Smashing Pumpkins' moniker is an adjective, not a verb.

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The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Machina / The Machines of God’ – A Look Back on Billy Corgan’s Glorious Mess

Here’s what happened to the Smashing Pumpkins between 1995, the year they released their two-disc epic ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,’ and 2000, when they released their fifth album, ‘Machina / The Machines of God’: Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin OD’ed while hanging out before a show with the Pumpkins’ touring keyboardist, who also overdosed but died. Chamberlin was kicked out of the band. The remaining members made the toned-down and boring ‘Adore’ in 1998. Original bass player D’arcy Wretzky left. Billy Corgan’s ego got massively huge.

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Enter to Win the Smashing Pumpkins ‘The Aeroplane Flies High’ Box Set

Last month, beloved alt-rock heroes the Smashing Pumpkins reissued their 1996 box set ‘The Aeroplane Flies High,' and together with our buds at Loudwire and Noisecreep, we're giving away a copy. One lucky winner scores this 6-CD/DVD treasure trove of Pumpkins goodies -- enter now!

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22 Years Ago: The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Gish’ Album Released

Billy Corgan is credited as co-producer of the Smashing Pumpkins’ debut album, 1991’s ‘Gish,’ but don’t be fooled by this shared duty: He was calling the shots. Working with Butch Vig, who was still a few months away from starting his life-altering project, Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind,’ Corgan knew what he wanted his band’s album to sound like from the minute he stepped into Vig’s Wisconsin studio in late 1990. When they emerged four months later, they had made one of the most defining alt-rock records of the early ‘90s.

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10 Best Smashing Pumpkins Lyrics

When the Smashing Pumpkins released their debut album in 1991, nobody was paying much attention to what Billy Corgan was singing. 'Gish' was all about the guitar noise the band unleashed. The follow-up, 'Siamese Dream,' was pretty much t

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Smashing Pumpkins Headlining Final Night of 120 Hours in Austin

The Smashing Pumpkins have been tapped to headline the final night of the Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 120 Hours in Austin concert series, a five-day event taking place this week in Austin that kicked off yesterday (March 12), runs through Saturday (March 16) and is free with RSVP. The Sword, Ringo Deathstarr and Girl in a Coma are also slated to perform on Saturday night, finishing up a week of gigs that's considered a teaser for the rest of the Sound Select 2013 program.

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Smashing Pumpkins Announce World Tour

Smashing Pumpkins will spend the next several months on a world tour that includes headline dates and festival appearances sprinkled all over the globe, the band announced today. Expect a set list that covers the group's entire songbook, from the classics of the early to the mid-'90s through 2012's 'Oceania.'

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Smashing Pumpkins SXSW ‘Surprise’ Show Likely; Band Working on New Music

One of the most thrilling things about SXSW is the bevvy of secret shows and surprise performances -- not to mention the unsubstantiated and unconfirmed rumors leading up to the big event in Austin. The latest "are they or aren't they?" band said to be planning a surprise gig? Smashing Pumpkins!

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Smashing Pumpkins – Rock Acts that Embraced Electronic Music

Billy Corgan had flashed glimpses of his love for electronic music in the past -- a drum machine here, a tickle of synths there -- but it wasn't until the Smashing Pumpkins' 1998 release 'Adore' that he truly embraced his digital muse. And what a time to do it -- following their multi-platinum 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,' 'Adore' was considered "one of the most anticipated albums of 1998" by MTV, and the recent departure of drummer extraordinaire Jimmy Chamberlin likely provided the push needed to break out the drum machine.

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News Bits: Alt-J Map Out Spring U.S. Tour, Iggy Bashes Smashing Pumpkins + More

Alt-J will spend their spring touring this side of the Atlantic. Will you be joining them?

Revealing new Stooges album details, Iggy this to say about the band: "This is not the f—ing Smashing Pumpkins, you know?" We do.

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