Smashing Pumpkins News


May 29th:

VIDEO: WPC playing Perfect

NEWS: WPC to review all 10 songs for new album / consider the sound of the new album to be progressive / New album will be the last “Hello”

MISC: Cover of the Week to retire Aug 1st


May 28th:

NEWS: Almost done w/ the last track of the next album

HISTORY: Gish was released 24 years ago (wpc comments / jc comments)

MISC: WPC at Blackhawk game w/ puck, Four Year Strong to cover BWBW

WPC WRESTLING TWEETS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

May 27th:

PIC: JC drumming for snake drums

May 26th:

VIDEO: WPC thanks vets, troops & those who sacrificed their lives / Video of WPC & Jeff playing SIYL & talking about helping vets

NEWS: SP still working on X’s/O’s / WPC reveals that the setlist for the Plainsong tour will feature 26 or more songs / Will WPC be the next drummer for SP 

MISC: Where do WPC & Manson dine when out on the town in Chicago / MM tuesday shows off Gish Basement tape

May 25th:

VIDEO: Smashing Pumpkins perform Drum + Fife @ National Memorial Day Parade (39:30)

PICS: WPC & Jeff w/ fan at NMDP / WPC with the troops / Soundcheck  / Performance? pic (not D+F), pic 2 / D+F performance pic, pic 2, pic 3 pic 4 / WPC with his wrestling buddies / WPC singing D+F / Awesome pic of WPC & Jeff

INTERVIEW: JC interview 

MISC: WPC wishes everyone a happy Memorial DaySP played 2 or 3 tracks / says SP played two tracks

HISTORY: turns 4 years old

May 24th:

NEWS: WPC confirms that 3 songs will be played on Monday’s NMDP in DC

PIC: WPC arrives in DC

May 23rd:

VIDEO: WPC playing Dorian

MERCH: New DJ Ivory Tower Keychain available in store @ Zuzu’s


May 22nd:

NEWS: One last track for new album starting work on today / WPC expects a new single to be ready from the new Smashing Pumpkins album, by the end of the year

HISTORY: On this day the Smashing Pumpkins returned to the stage for the first time in 7 years


May 21st:

NEWS: Smashing Pumpkins to perform at Memorial Day

HISTORY: Tarantula single released on this date / Happy Birthday to Matt Walker

MISC: Order $130 special edition tasting box prepared by WPC from FarmToFood and you may get a special bonus from WPC / AUS band teases 1979 during a cover on Triple J

WPC WRESTLING TWEET: 1, 2 (article on tweet 1 & 2)

May 20th:

MISC: WPC to be in DC for Memorial Day (SP to participate)

WRESTLING: WPC been cooking with his new boss / excited for the the future of TNA

May 19th:

MISC: Memorabilia Monday (tuesday) Ava Adore / SP tech Mike Oor talks about modifying guitars & amps

May 18th:

PIC: WPC and Manson @ press conference, All Access pass from Press Conf.

NEWS: SP + Manson to possibly play Girls Just Want to Have Fun during tour (video) / WPC most personal song is ‘Disarm’ (video). Manson heard MCIS disc 1 only for a long time (video).

MISC: SP Merch returns to Zuzu’s website

REMINDER: WPC to have a video streaming Q&A with Manson tonight in Chi town


May 15th:

NEWS: WPC & Manson to do a Q&A in Chicago on Monday, May 18th

MISC: WPC says his peace for the late BB King & JC does too / random LPs will be signed from SP merch sale

WPC WRESTLING TWEETS: “best booked things you’ll see on TV

May 14th:

NEWS: SP back in studio working on their  NOT last album b/c SP may never die

MISC: 72 hr SP Merch sale at Zuzu’s

May 13th:

NEWS: Billy’s teahouse to sell SP merch online tomorrow (ONLINE ONLY) / starts at 9am CST); merch including t-shirts, LPs and posters, including signed merch

MISC: 93XRT Chicago to play rare SP record / Geek USA played at NY Ranger playoff game

WPC WRESTLING TWEETS: The Iron Sheik (IS reply) / praise to fellow enthusiast  / Good Old Pre-Wrestling match interview

May 12th:

NEWS: WPC working on fresh setlist for in Plainsong tour / EX COPS to open for SP during Plainsong tour

MISC: #SPMemorabilia / WPC says a tra la to Courtney Love

WRESTLING: WPC tweets about the hard work put in for his new job, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 / WPC replies to fans about wrestling, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 / WPC new boss talks about him with Steve Austin

May 11th:

PIC: Drum + Fife promo drum

NEWS: James Iha to score music for a kid show

MISC: Memorabilia Monday BWBW art

WRESTLING: WPC wrestling based tweet , 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

May 10th:

MISC: WPC wishes a Happy Mothers Day to his departed mother, as well to all mothers / JC wishes a happy mother day

May 9th:

PIC: WPC with TNA boss, Dixie

WRESTLING: WPC to be on Total Wrestling Show

May 8th:

MISC: WPC twitter name now say William Corgan rather than Billy Corgan still using @Billy handel

WRESTLING: WPC talks to Jim Ross for Fox Sports 

May 7th:

PIC: JC drum set

MISC: WPC congrats Cub manager for calling out umps

May 6th:

VIDEO: WPC at National Concert Day (3:24)

NEWS: WPC doesn’t even remember the Daphne Descends promo / Press Release about Easter Seals Dixon Center & SP on tour / RollingStone reports on SP Vets efforts

PIC: WPC with members of Lifeouse

WRESTLING: WPC on with Jericho podcast 14:30

May 5th:

VIDEO: WPC on MSNBC talks about his work with Veterans / WPC says music business run by feckless idiots / WPC talks to the Associated Press about helping Vets

PIC: WPC down on Wall Street / WPC at the NYSE / WPC with at MSNBC (another) / WPC on MSNBC / WPC signing fruit at the NYSE / WPC before on MSNBC / WPC at National Concert Day event in NYC pic 2 pic 3 pic 4 / 1984 / WPC and CNBC anchor / WPC with fan, pic 2

WRESTLING: WPC to be in FL this weekend for the wrestling event as well as media calls later this week

May 4th:

NEWS: Basics of a new track have been finished

MISC: WPC express thanks as he is enjoying the genius of a new synth 

May 3rd:

PIC: WPC at b-day party at Zuzu’s

MISC: WPC shares a story with a funny bit about a former touring musician playing w/ SP / Got a toddler? Target is selling SP shirts just for them

May 2nd:

NEWS: Busy WPC still working on memoirs plus 10hrs of studio & working on wrestling

May 1st:

TOUR: Billy Corgan will be making an appearance in NYC on May 5th

HISTORY: Happy Birthday to D’arcy

April 30th:

NEWS: SP is hustling on new track

MISC: WPC applauds Blackhawk player

April 28th:

NEWS: 5 tracks done for next SP album

VIDEO: Fan shares his SP Vinyl Collection (in French)

WRESTLING: WPC shares a “recent” purchase, of a collection from  Chicago promoter Bob Luce w/ 9k pics, which he hopes to share on the web, along with other wrestlers in their absolute prime / Possible showing at Zuzu’s (hint from a RT) & confirmed now

April 27th:

VIDEO: Watch Rock Icon episode online of Billy Corgan / WPC talks about joining Impact Wrestling

NEWS: WPC returns to wrestling scene with Impact Wrestling / It will be a “full-time endeavor” / WPC is trending on twitter because of the big wrestling news

MISC: WPC wishes happy birthday to KISS guitar player / WPC plans to bring former wrestler back to the ring / Memorabilia Monday: Golden Gish

April 26th:

PIC: WPC with wrestler Nattie

MISC: WPC KōanWPC happy with the vision of ZuZu’s coming to fruition

April 24th:

CONTEST: Win tickets SP/Manson show in Michigan

NEWS: Billy using keyboard from MCIS/Adore sessions on newest track

PIC: JC at new drum set / WPC and Cubs fan

TWEETS: WPC happy about sales of tickets for acoustic shows / WPC loves Robin Trower new album

HISTORY: On this date D’arcy played her last show with SP

April 23rd:

VIDEO: Drum + Fife on VH1 Big Morning Buzz / NEW Sneak Peaks from Rock Icons episode about WPC

NEWS: Smashing Pumpkins to be on VH1 Big Morning Buzz today / Possible VIP show for acoustic tour w/ Gish era set

TOUR: Nashville show added to SP/Manson tour for Aug 9th

HISTORY: ZERO single released

April 22nd:

NEWS: Acoustic-Electro shows to have a special Adore suite in the setlist

HISTORY: Former SP bassist Ginger Reyes-Pooley birthday is today

April 21st:

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: A Q&A with WPC about the Smashing Pumpkins Acoustic-Electro tour

TOUR: Smashing Pumpkins have 4 new tour dates in mid-west called “In Plainsong – An Acoustic-Electro Evening” pre-sale starts Friday / Munhall, PA will have the a show as well / 6th date in KC, MO June 22nd / 7th show June 15th in Tonawanda NY / 8th and finally show Tulsa, OK 

VIDEO: Sneak Peak of Billy Corgan on Rock Icon episode


NEWS: Official Press release about SP acoustic tour

April 20th:

NEWS: 4 tracks of 10 are done for new SP album plus, 2 new titles

MISC: Memorabilia Monday “I Am One”

April 19th:

MISC: WPC comments on Chicago Bull star road he traveled to return

April 18th:

VIDEO: What does WPC think of Kris Bryant

PIC: JC at Lake FX Chicago

MISC: The DJ Ivory Tower keychain now available online (out of stock)

April 17th:


ON THIS DATE: Widow Wake My Mind/Song For A Son & Astral Planes/A Stitch in Time 7″ released

MISC: Frank Catalano talks about working with JC

April 16th:

TOUR: See Jimmy with Frank Catalano the next 3 Andy Jazz Club shows

TRIBUTE: Watch the Mellon Collie Tribute Show in full

April 15th:

NEWS: WPC to be feature on Rock Icons on VH1 April 25th 10pm

April 14th:

NEWS: 3rd track for the next SP album has a name

PIC: Iha in Japan

April 13th:

NEWS: WPC tweets 2 tracks are nearly complete with goal to be done w/ new album before soon to be announced acoustic tour

April 12th:

VIDEO: Where do i go for SP / Manson tickets? / WPC said he might start a new wrestling business in The After Show(2:07)

April 11th:

TRIBUTE: Tribute show Thirty-Three / Tonight, Tonight tribute / Infinite Sadness clip / Stumbleine / Thru the Eyes of Ruby

April 10th:

VIDEO: WPC talks with Bloomberg about streaming music and more

NEWS: 1 song down possible 9 more to go for the next SP album

PIC: JI at recent show

April 9th:

PIC: WPC and Jeff plays a private charity show

MISC: Buy JC house

April 8th:

TRIBUTE: Mellon Collie unplugged: 20 years of Infinite Sadness TONIGHT in San Francisco (pic 1, pic 2, pic 3, pic 4, pic 5, setlist, video We Only Come Out at Night )

PIC: Jimmy and Billy side by side

April 7th:

NEWS: SP back in studio for 8 weeks / New album name still surrounded in mystery / Former SP bassist to have interview with SPFreaks

MYSTERY: Drum + Fife promo has unannounced or canceled Nashville show listed

BIRTHDAY: Happy Birthday to former SP bassist Nicole

April 6th:

NEWS: WPC  says they will be doing acoustic shows before Manson Tour! 

VIDEO: WPC talks to Fusion about Monuments to An Elegy

PIC: Iha hits Japan for upcoming show / WPC with other Cub fans

TOUR: Concord, CA show selling “Fast Lane” tickets to “skip the line

April 5th:

VIDEO: Watching WPC on That Metal Show 

HISTORY: Digital box set “Rarities and B-Sides” was released 10 years ago

April 4th:

VIDEO: Hear WPC funny fitness secret and his real age / That Metal Show Extra w/ WPC 

April 3rd:

MCIS TRIBUTE: Podcast on the upcoming fan MCIS tribute along with interview with SPFreak contruibuter Geo

VIDEO: Smashing Pumpkins on The Tonight Show / WPC & Jeff on GMA

PIC: WPC & Clark the Cub / WPC with the Nationals mascot / WPC with all the attending MLB mascots / WPC with A’s mascot / WPC with Fusion editor and producer (pic 2) / Pics backstage at JF

NEWS: WPC returns to his Teahouse to spin tunes tomorrow / WPC and Manson hold a surprise Reddit Q&A / WPC says they will be doing VIP shows / SP will be the closing act / Machina reissue held up by label dispute / WPC thinks the TEOT tour will lead to more touring offers / Will Manson & SP playing Eye together /

April 2nd:

TOUR: Get tickets using presale code ENDTIMES OR Monuments OR MARILYN / Special sale price going on via Groupon

PIC: WPC backstage with Catherine Townsend, WPC in DC, WPC with fan

April 1st:

NEWS: WPC to be on That Metal Show on Saturday, Jimmy to be part of 93XRT Cub’s Opening Night broadcast

MISC: James Iha Apr Fools joke

PIC: WPC with Veterans Services group / 2nd pic

March 31st:

TOUR NEWS: The Smashing Pumpkins will team up with Manson for a coast to coast US TourAdditional date Las Vegas NV July 10th, Additional date Toronto, Canada Aug 4th, Pre-Sale Starts tomorrow , One more tour date Aug 1st Foxwoods Resort Casino Mashantucket, Ct (according to Manson site)

CONTEST: Win Tickets for July 20th New Orleans show

March 30th:

NEWS: Corgan explains that the Drum + Fife video is an allegory. Also confirm D+F will be played at both upcoming TV appearances 

VIDEO: Drum + Fife Music Video Released

March 29th:

NEWS: Smashing Pumpkins to perform on Good Morning America on April 3rd

March 28th:

HISTORY: The self-released tape, titled The Smashing Pumpkins was released

March 27th:

NEWS: The Smashing Pumpkins will be on the Tonight Show starting Jimmy Fallon April 2nd (original info)  /  Billy Corgan will appear on “That Metal Show” on VH1 this season

PIC: WPC pic now showing on Rock Icon (image)

March 26th:

Happy 47th Birthday to former Pumpkin, James Iha, James thanks ppl for the b-day wishes

March 25th:

NEWS: Monuments to and Elegy available in Brazil

PIC: WPC new shirt

March 22nd:

PIC: WPC, Mark, Jack White and Tommy Lipnick

HISTORY: Disarm single was released

Mar 20th:

VIDEO: 1979 (LIVE) with some interesting audience participation

Mar 19th:

WPC cat Sammi passes away (original post from WPC about getting the cats)

Mar 18th:

VIDEO: Billy being sung happy birthday to by audience in Lima

PICS: pro shots from Lima, Peru show, more pro shots from Lima, Peru, blurry pic of JC @ SXSW, JC on panel at SXSW, JC w/ other SXSW goers, new DJ Iha pic, Iha in studio, 2nd pic of Iha studio, WPC spotted at the airport

Mar 17th:

Happy Birthday to William Patrick Corgan!

VIDEO: Billy Corgan to evaluated the musical purpose of the Smashing Pumpkins 

Birthday: Happy Birthday to former bassist Melissa Auf der Maur

Notable Birthday Wishes to WPC: Manson, JC, Sierra Swan, Kristin Burns, SP twitter, David Wild, Ex Cops, RS Italy,

MISC: Retweet a b-day wish to BC for a chance to win Oceania Live

Mar 15th:

VIDEO: Smashing Pumpkins Lollapalooza, Chile performance in full

Mar 12th:

VIDEO: William Corgan talks about Soundwave 2015

Mar 9th:

FAN PROJECT: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 20 years Tribute Series

PIC: DJ James Iha event in Chicago, pic 2, pic 3, JC on panel

Mar 7th:

BIRTHDAY: Happy Birthday to Adore era touring drummer Kenny Aronoff!

Mar 5th:

PIC: Corgan with fans in S. America

MISC: Hear from Jimmy about streaming impact on music March 9th

Mar 4th:

PIC: JC having a very cool lunch

MISC: EX-COP (indie band WPC produced an album for recently) rejects McDonalds offer of SXSW showcase

Mar 3rd:

VIDEO: Billy Corgan on remembering Leonard Nimoy

PIC: Billy is in South America

Mar 2nd:

VIDEO: New video from Billy Corgan’s Voltaire’s CANDIDE, Jimmy sits on a panel/judge at LAUNCH Festival 2015

NEWS: Jimmy comes to SF for Launch Festival

Mar 1st:

VIDEO: Manson joins SP for Ava Adore

HISTORY: 1979 remixes released

Feb 28th:

VIDEO: 1979 at Brisbane show

NEWS: Tickets for James Iha DJ set for Mar 7th in Chicago on sale

HISTORY: Machina/the machines of God released in 2000

Feb 27th:

PIC: WPC at the Cricket World Cup, JC w/ Chicago Tribune reporter

Feb 26th:

PIC: Corgan, Manson w/ Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Brad Wilk w/ INXS drummer

MISC: Corgan goes to to the Cricket World Cup

Feb 25th:

VIDEO: Corgan interview about musical evolution 

AUDIO: Corgan interview at soundwave w/ Higgo

Feb 24th:

VIDEO: 1979 live, Corgan talks with The Morning Show in AUS

AUDIO: Billy Corgan talks with Tripe J –interview download

PICS: Pro Pictures from Festival Hall show, Even more pro pictures from Soundwave, Corgan with Australian Morning show

Feb 23rd:

PIC: WPC performing special VIP show, setlist, WPC with fan Pro pictures from Melbourne show

AUDIO: Billy Corgan interview with Double J (6 day limit)interview only download link

NEWS: SP setlist for at Festival Hall

Feb 22nd:

VIDEO: Pale Horse at Soundwave, Tonight, Tonight

PIC: From the Drum + Fife video shoot, setlist picture from soundwave, pro pics from soundwave

History: No Alternative released

Feb 21st:

VIDEO: William Patrick Corgan chats w/ Music Feeds

PIC: The SP All Star Line-Up, Live on stage, partial setlist picture

HISTORY: 15 years ago today SIYL was released

Feb 20th:

VIDEO: Billy Corgan interview with The Weekly Feed

PIC: Billy and Jeff at Bakehouse Studio in AUS

Feb 19th:

VIDEO: Billy Corgan Talks “Being Beige” & Monuments to an Elegy

NEWS: James Iha DJ playlist plus DJ plan for Chicago on March 7th

Feb 18th:

PIC: Billy spends time with a young friend

NEWS: SP heads to AUS, US shows might happen, EU not so likely / Manson & Billy possibly to join forces again in AUS?

Feb 17th:

PIC: Sketch of SP rehearsals.

NEWS: Corgan to be on AUS Morning Show today (technically it’s tomorrow?)

Feb 15th:

PIC: Living the dream

Feb 14th:

PIC: SP Rehearsals, pic 2, pic 3

Feb 13th:

NEWS: David Pajo (former member of Zwan) survives suicide attempts [Our prayers and thoughts go out to David and his family]  UPDATE: PICTURE FROM DAVID. HE IS OK!
 / JCC is 4 for 4

Feb 12th:

INTERVIEW: Billy Corgan talks about a new artistic direction

Feb 11th:

NEWS: Day 3 for JCC and 2 tracks done

INTERVIEW: In Depth interview with Jimmy

MISC: Oceania Live in 3D to broadcast on Latin American network.

Feb 10th:

VIDEO: Jimmy shares work from day 1

PIC: Billy shares pic of a synth

Feb 9th:

VIDEO: Jimmy warms up on day 1 of JCC studio time

NEWS: Jimmy is heading to LA for work on new JCC music (amongst other things?), Billy updates fans on Tour, Future Zuzu’s audio releases, and changing Day for Night title

Feb 8th:

TOUR: Win a 3 song Acoustic Set / Q and A with Billy Corgan  / Another way to enter to VIP Sidewave experience

Pics: Candide reading,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Feb 7th:

TOUR: Save 25% off tickets for SP Lima show

MISC: Ex Cops thanks Billy Corgan & his 2 dogs amongst others

Feb 6th:

TOUR: Smashing Pumpkins to play in Paraguay @ Asuncionico / save 50% off on Pumpkins upcoming Lima show

PIC: Manson and Billy in Chicago

Happy Birthday to former Pumpkin drummer Mike Byrne (25)

Feb 4th:


Feb 3rd:

HISTORY: Zwan released the “Honestly” single on this day

Feb 2nd:

VIDEO: Smashing Pumpkins performance at Absolute Radio in Dec 2014, Billy interview with Sam Roberts about wrestling (audio release Jan 8th)

MISC: Billy to be holding a special reading of CANDIDE by Voltaire Feb 8th at Zuzu’s

Feb 1st:

MISC: Billy’s creative class canceled



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