A Review of The Smashing Pumpkins year 2013

SP_CookiesYou might have been saying to your self that recently Smashing Pumpkins news has been slow, but 2013 was anything but slow. We once again look back at the Smashing Pumpkins and members side projects to see what really happened this year and a lot happened.

January

Fuse talks to Billy Corgan about the Oceania Tour in 2012

Rumors of Pumpkins tour dates in Europe start to appear

Bearcubbin’ does the west coast.

More Europe summer Tour dates pop-up.

Zuzu’s iconic neon sign in trouble? / City Council to review request at 7:30pm CST

Billy talks about Zuzu’s to the Chicago Tribune

Billy Corgan was on Mancow Jan 18th to talk about Resistance Pro

Billy starts Bingo night at Zuzu’s

Billy Corgan on CBS Chicago talking about Madame ZuZu’s.

1st tour date for the Pumpkins USA spring appears

Nicole to play with her side project The Cold & Lovely in the LA area Jan 24th

February

tour dates for the US spring tour populate. (and even more)

Billy and Jeff play a number of Pumpkins tracks at Zuzu’s

James Iha plays on JBTV / bonus footage with James freaking out about being given an IPAD

Billy Corgan talks at Chicago Live!

Billy Corgan and Resistance Pro make a commercial with local furniture store.

Video interview with Mike Byrne & Nicole Florentino

Billy talks about changes in his life

Jeff Schroeder has a gripping interview about SP from his start to the present

And even more US Spring tour dates confirmed

March

Smashing Pumpkins start rehearsing for upcoming tour

The Smashing Pumpkins are rumored to play at SXSW 2013

VIP tickets come available for upcoming tour

The Pumpkins add another festival date for the 2013 US tour

Smashing Pumpkins are confirmed to play at SXSW

All US Tour dates VIP packages become available.

More tour dates abroad are announced for the SP Summer tour

Nicole says the SP is working on new music

Crestfallen’s interview with James Iha

Smashing Pumpkins play SXSW

Smashing Pumpkins records a concert for Guitar Center

Pumpkins adds 2 new dates for TX, adds a 3rd date for Houston, TX

Jimmy Chamberlin has part 1 video interview with Music United (part 2)

Quick update about TAFH reissue comes out.

Pumpkins start their Spring / Summer tour in Mexico

Billy announces that the Pumpkins officially started writing new SP album

James Iha has in-depth 4 part interview

The Pumpkins are added to Glastonbury 2013 Festival

Exclusive: Billy Corgan talks about 3 Smashing Pumpkins guitar solos

April

Billy gives updates on TAFH reissue

The opening acts for the Smashing Pumpkins upcoming USA tour dates are announced

The Smashing Pumpkins are headlining the OFF Festival in Poland

The Smashing Pumpkins adds an additional festival stop in Switzerland to their ever growing tour in Europe. (even more Europe tour dates announced)

Exclusive info on what will be in TAFH reissue

New Smashing Pumpkins tour shirts revealed

The Smashing Pumpkins will play an “Oceania Suite” at upcoming shows.

Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder of the Smashing Pumpkins are featured in May issue of Guitar Center

Billy tweets 9 – 10 Smashing Pumpkins demos, to be worked on today.

Smashing Pumpkins are working on a fresh mix of the Machina tracks

The Smashing Pumpkins 2013 tour starts tonight

Video from Smashing Pumpkins first VIP Show of 2013

Smashing Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino to share Vine videos during Pumpkins tour

May

Billy Corgan gives some revealing insight in a CNN Red Chair Interview

Smashing Pumpkins to play Guitar Center Sessions May 17th 2013

Billy Corgan says a Zwan “boxset in the near future”

Sierra Swan new album to be recorded in Chicago

Billy Corgan to work with Gibson USA on a new guitar

Some interesting info comes out of the Smashing Pumpkins VIP Q&A in Atlanta

Billy Corgan reflects on discovering Black Sabbath

The Smashing Pumpkins: The Oceania Tour to premier on HBO Plus on June 21st

Billy Corgan tells the Columbus Dispatch “The old songs don’t feel like old warhorses. It’s about playing with contemporary passion.”

Rumor: The Aeroplane Flies High Reissue is set for a July 23rd release

Rumor: The Smashing Pumpkins 25th Anniversary

Crestfallen.com turns 2 years old

Adore turns 15 years old

June

Fresh mixes planned for Adore

Smashing Pumpkins Aeroplane reissue artwork shows up on Amazon

The Smashing Pumpkins officially announced the reissue of The Aeroplane Flies High

The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania 3D Concert release has been postponed

Billy Corgan talks to CBS Chicago about Madame Zuzu’s future

Smashing Pumpkins track The Chimera to be featured on Rocksmith 2014

Billy Corgan announces the Smashing Pumpkins plan to play Blank Page during upcoming tour

Smashing Pumpkins Live at Glastonbury 2013

July

Billy Corgan answers questions at Azkena Rock Festival 2013

A video sneak peek of TAFH deluxe boxset appears on Amazon along with new image of LP release

The Smashing Pumpkins official pages are set for The Aeroplane Flies High reissue

25 years ago Smashing Pumpkins took the stage for the first time

Smashing Pumpkins Oceania 3D in NYC to be released September 3rd

The Smashing Pumpkins are holding a twitter contest for an autographed TAFH Deluxe Box Set.

Exclusive lithograph to be given away with The Aeroplane Flies High reissue at participating independent record stores

Live Rehearshal version of Set The Ray to Jerry now avaliable for your listening pleasure

TAFH reissue live version of Stumbleine is now avaliable for you to hear

The Smashing Pumpkins to broadcast footage from TAFH deluxe edition DVD

1979 (acoustic) from The Aeroplane Flies High deluxe boxset now online for a free listen

“Lily (My One And Only)” live in Washington DC from The Aeroplane Flies High deluxe boxset now online for a free listen

The Aeroplane Flies High deluxe edition boxset (an insight review)

Jupiter’s Lament (Billy Solo) now available for listening

Nicole and Mike sit down with Plop Radio

Billy Corgan’s press interview at Pohoda Festival

Billy Corgan tells fans that he isn’t joking about playing Paradiso for the last time

Billy Corgan says “I think about it (stopping touring) every day.”

Jeff Schroeder tells Music Weekly “We might be in the studio for five years. We’re in no hurry.”

August

Billy Corgan tells Off Festival press “Music has done a very poor job of getting the attention of a 15 year old”

Oceania Live in NYC Blu-ray/DVD release date pushed back to Sept 24th

“The Smashing Pumpkins are a part of who I am. But it’s not who I am.” Billy Corgan says in a new interview

25 years of D’arcy

The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania live in NYC to broadcast on Palladia & VH1 in late September.

CD/DVD artwork revealed for the Smashing Pumpkins, Oceania: Live in NYC.

GQ visits with Billy Corgan and Resistance Pro

The Smashing Pumpkins Shamrocks & Shenanigans tour ends with 41 different songs played

Billy Corgan talks CNN Talk Asia

Jeff Schroeder talks with SeymourDuncan.com

Billy Corgan talks with Crestfallen.com about producing Sierra Swan’s new album: Part 1

Billy Corgan talks with Crestfallen.com about producing Sierra Swan’s new album: Part 2

Billy Corgan tells us in Part 3 of our interview that “There is still plenty of Smashing Pumpkins music to be made”

Part 4 of the Crestfallen.com Billy Corgan Interview: “It broke the spell–the warm glow of the past: fake. The idea of who I was in the band: fake…”

Part 5, the concluding segment of our exclusive interview with Billy Corgan: “Nothing would make me happier than to be fully engaged in musical life”

The Cold and Lovely launch new website with information about upcoming Ellis Bell EP

September

Billy Corgan talks to Uncut magazine about Gish to Oceania (including Zwan)

Listen to the new single Ellis Bell from Nicole Fiorentino’s band The Cold and Lovely

The Cold and Lovely EP “Ellis Bell” is now streaming.

Billy Corgan is working on two albums

UPDATE: The Smashing Pumpkins Adore reissue status

Trailer for The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania: LIVE IN NYC is now avaliable

Inside peek at The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania Live in NYC Deluxe 2CD/DVD release

Billy Cogan’s teahouse celebrates its one year anniversary w/ musical performances.

5 tracks from Oceania Live in NYC appear on the SmashingPumpkinsVEVO account

Watch Billy Corgan sing for WGN reporter Ana Belaval

Billy Corgan celebrates the 1 year of Madame Zuzu’s with a solo performance

October

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Fans to celebrate 25th anniversary of the Smashing Pumpkins at Madame ZuZu’s

New “OCEANIA: LIVE IN NYC” audio tracks that include interviews from Billy Corgan released

The Smashing Pumpkins continue work on Adore reissue

Billy Corgan plays part of a NEW song “Freedom Rider” on WGN

Jeff Schroeder talks about playing Gibsons guitars.

November:

Rumor: Billy Corgan is looking to buy TNA Wrestling.

Billy Corgan to once again be part of PAWS Chicago’s “Fur Ball”

Billy Corgan talks about Resistance Pro POP

Billy Corgan helps raises $60k for PAWS Chicago

OCEANIA: Live in NYC digital release now available

December

Jeff Schroeder turns producer

The Cold and Lovely makes an official live performance video of “Doll”

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