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Smashing Pumpkins to Play Beale Street Music Festival

Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer and The 1975 are just some of the acts that have been slated to play at this year’s Beale Street Music Festival. Taking place from May 1 to May 3 at Tom Lee Park in Memphis, the annual three-day event announced the lineup earlier today (Feb. 12). The Lumineers and Lil Wayne...

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Smashing Pumpkins to Open Several Dates on Guns N’ Roses Stadium Tour

It looks Guns N’ Roses’ string of having strong openers will continue. In a Thursday afternoon tweet, the Smashing Pumpkins confirmed that they’ll be opening six shows for Guns N’ Roses on their upcoming summer North American summer stadium tour. “Thrilled to be joining @gunsnroses for 6 shows during their North American stadium tour this...

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Billy Corgan: New Smashing Pumpkins Album Is “Pretty Different”

Billy Corgan is blowing the dust off his guitar. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman revealed in a new interview with Nashville’s 102.9 The Buzz that the band has been working on a new album—and they’re pretty far along. “It’s currently 21 songs. We’ve been working on it for over a year. It’s pretty different, in a good...

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12 Best Rock Star Cameos on The Simpsons

It’s become a badge of honor for athletes, rockers, authors, astronauts, actors, politicians, and pop culture icons to get The Simpsons treatment. And on October 13, it’s Queen’s turn to appear on TV’s longest running scripted show. The Fox animated comedy, currently in its 31st season, will give a nod to the legendary group in the...

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Which Smashing Pumpkins Album Is the Best?

The Smashing Pumpkins’ discography is a vast, varied thing. In the words of SPIN’s own Jim Greer, “[frontman Billy] Corgan, and by extension Smashing Pumpkins, is a potent mass of freely admitted contradictions.” Their catalogue is filled with stylistic pivots and left turns, near-impossible highs and unfortunate experiments in mediocrity. And as the lineup evolved, so...

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Pisces Iscariot Is Thrill-Free for Casual Listeners

This review of Pisces Iscariot originally appeared in the November 1994 issue of SPIN. We’re republishing it in honor of the album’s 25th anniversary on October 4. Rating: Whoa! Slow down, pal! This album is pretty good, but you can’t buy everything in the store. Can you? As a source of possibly unintended hilarity, Great Pumpkin Billy Corgan rarely...

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Watch Smashing Pumpkins Perform “Fire And Rain” (James Taylor Cover)

Last week, the Smashing Pumpkins kicked off a tour alongside Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and the band has broken out a new cover on the dates they’ve played so far: James Taylor’s “Fire And Rain,” off the singer-songwriter’s 1970 sophomore album Sweet Baby James. In the renditions they’ve done of the track already, they include an extended...

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