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William Patrick Corgan – ‘Cotillions’ review: Smashing Pumpkins frontman’s solo album is a mixed bag

This is more gentle and folky than his last solo album 'Ogilala’, but the famously controlling musician often overcooks his lyrics and melodies

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan announces new solo album

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced he has a new solo album on the way. Read more: 50 geeky facts about Smashing Pumpkins Titled 'Cotillions', the 17-track album will arrive on November 22 via his own Martha’s Music label. Like his 2017 effort 'Ogilala', it will be released under his full name, William Patrick Corgan. Sharing the news via Instagram, Corgan said his forthcoming...

Weeeee! Excellent new meme of Billy Corgan riding a rollercoaster goes viral

It's fair to say that the internet loves anything to do with Billy Corgan and a rollercoaster. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman went viral back in 2015, after a photographer captured his glum expression while riding a rollercoaster at Disneyland. He even discussed the notorious photo in an interview with NME last year. Now, a new video has arrived online to continue the...

Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan announces UK and European solo shows

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan has announced that he will be embarking on a 2019 UK and European solo tour this summer. Corgan, who released his last solo album 'Ogilala' in 2017,  has promised that in addition to performing his own solo material fans can expect to hear music from the back catalogues of Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan. The star is set to...

Watch Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan jam ‘Gish’ songs after being reunited with stolen guitar after 27 years

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has shared a video of himself jamming after being reunited with his Fender Stratocaster from the band's 'Gish' era, some 27 years after the instrument was stolen. Check it out below. The guitar, which Corgan originally purchased from bandmate Jimmy Chamberlin, was stolen by a man immediately after their show at Detroit’s Saint Andrew’s Hall...

“Sky’s the limit”: Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan cosigns Greta Van Fleet

Billy Corgan has praised Greta Van Fleet, the Michigan band whose music has been said to be heavily indebted to Led Zeppelin. During one of the Smashing Pumpkin frontman's Instagram Q&As, a person asked the alt-rock legend if he was a fan of the band, whose debut album ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army' was released last year. “Great, and sky’s the limit for where...

Billy Corgan compares Lil Peep to Metallica

Billy Corgan believes that Lil Peep affected his fans in the same way that Metallica did in their early days. Speaking in a new interview with Build, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman recalled that, as a teenager, he could relate to the angst being projected by Metallica when he was listening to the band while growing up in the suburbs. When Corgan was...

Billy Corgan reveals why Melissa Auf Der Maur isn’t part of the Smashing Pumpkins reunion

Billy Corgan has discussed why Melissa Auf Der Maur is not part of the current Smashing Pumpkins reunion. Read more: Smashing Pumpkins open up about rock, friendship and life after D'Arcy Last week saw the alt-rock veterans return to release new album 'Shiny And Oh So Bright Vol. 1' – the first album to feature founding Pumpkins members Billy Corgan, James Iha,...

Billy Corgan says Smashing Pumpkins could record new ‘Machina’ songs

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Billy Corgan has said Smashing Pumpkins could record new 'Machina' songs as work gets underway on the reissue of the 2000 album. Originally intended to be a double album, the release was instead split into two - with each part released seven months apart. In an Instagram Q&A, Corgan revealed he had found four songs so far "that were...