Smashing Pumpkins News December 2014 – January 2015

Jan 28th:

NEWS: Billy Corgan to be featured in an upcoming episode of Rock Icons on VH1 Classic

MISC: BWBW used in new UFC promo, TC&L are headed to Mexico

Jan 27th:

SPN: Billy writes about rewriting Day For Night & Plans to talk less

ON THIS DAY: Zwan only album Mary Star of the Sea was released 12 years ago

Jan 26th:

TOUR: Smashing Pumpkins are coming to Lima, Peru March 17th (video ad)

PIC: Billy teaching his creative class

Jan 24th:

PIC: DJ Ivory Tower at Zuzu’s / DJ Iha, 2nd pic w/ DJ Iha, (iha art), 3rd pic of DJ Iha

Jan 23rd:

VIDEO: Billy sits down to talk to AP

INTERVIEW: James Iha talks about his DJ set tonight

TOUR: James Iha will be a DJ in Denver TONIGHT!  / James Iha. San Diego show to be a DJ set too

TWEETS: Billy breaks his twitter fast to thank Dave Navarro / thanks Chino / BC going spin 60/70 psych 45’s tonight at zuzu’s (more info) / BC promotes Being Beige music video and BBC performance / BC sends well wishes to Phantogram

MISC: Billy choses Simple Minds – Up On the Catwalk as one of their best tracks, Press article mistakenly says “Farewell & Goodnight” was one of SP “massive hits”

Jan 22nd:

ON THIS DAY: The 1979 single was released 19 years ago today

MISC: Check out former Pumpkin bassist Nicole Fiorentino new album from TC&L / Former Pumpkin drummer, Mike Byrne, continues to offer online drumming lessons

Jan 21st:

VIDEO: BBC Dec 2014 show (now on youtube)

Jan 19th:

VIDEO: Smashing Pumpkins – Being Beige / UK ONLY: Watch SP performance at BBC from December 2014

Jan 18th:

Misc: William is holding a 2 part creativity class at his tea house (room is limited)

Jan 17th:

NEWS: Another picture preview of the Being Beige music video

Jan 16th:

TOUR: Smashing Pumpkins to play in two new Australian dates, 23rd in Melbourne 25th in Sydney (Melbourne tix go on sale on Wed) / James Iha to play @ the Hideout in San Diego Feb 13th

NEWS: New Smashing Pumpkins Music Video to premiere on Monday (CONFIRMED: Being Beige),Smashing Pumpkins to be featured on the BBC Jan 19-22

MISC: Dave Navarro likes the new SP album

Jan 15th:

TOUR: The Smashing Pumpkins will be playing in Rio March 25th / pre-sale info

Misc: Have a favorite moment from a visit @ Zuzu’s, send them a pic 

Jan 14th:

INTERVIEW: Billy talks about the latest SP album and his upcoming book

TOUR: Smashing Pumpkins to play additional tour date in Brazil on March 27th 

Jan 12th:

INTERVIEW: Billy has an in-depth conversation with Drowned in Sound

Jan 11th:

TWEET: Phanto Gram thanks Billy for his support

Jan 8th:

AUDIO: Billy Corgan talks wrestling and why he left R PRo (itunes)

Jan 5th:

VIDEO: French interview with Corgan

Interview: Billy Corgan talks with Guitar World

Jan 3rd:

PIC: Billy spotted at Zuzu’s, pic 2

NEWS: Jimmy is doing some recording with Catalano today

Jan 2nd:

American Gothic released on this date

Dec 31st:

SP mistakenly said to be playing gig tonight

Dec 30th:

Jimmy Chamberlin & Billy Mohler plans to release new music via the Complex in 2015

Dec 25th:

PIC: Santa Billy

NEWS: Billy wishes fans a Merry Christmas, JC too

AUDIO: Dorian accoustic

Dec 23rd:

PICS: SP playing in LA

Dec 22nd:

VIDEO: Smashing Pumpkins on OUI FM (interview/performance 19:56 )

AUDIO: Billy chats with Soundwave, Billy Corgan talks to Team Rock

Dec 20th:

NEWS: Billy to DJ at Zuzu’s at 830pm / Billy will be bringing limited edition copies of Monuments LP

Dec 19th:

INTERVIEW: Associated Press write up about Monuments with quotes from BC, Billy tells Billboards what he thinks about the “music industry” today

PIC: Billboard pics of BC (21 & 22)

NEWS: Billy RT Manson new video, Interview with Billy Corgan to be available on Sunday at 7pm AEDST

Dec 18th:

VIDEO: Monuments to an Elegy (Track by Track chat)Acoustic set with Billy and Jeff at RTL2

INTERVIEW: Billy Corgan talks with the Guardian 

NEWS: SP is coming to Soundwave 2015

Dec 16th:

VIDEO: Billy on LOVELINE, Billy has an interview with GigWiseKROQ Kevin & Bean Backstage Acoustic Christmas interview

AUDIO:  KROQ Kevin & Bean Interview with Marilyn Manson where he talks about BC around

INTERVIEW: Billy Corgan talks to LA Times

NEWS: Manson tweets about SP show in LA Tonight, Billy to be on Team Rock (talks about cats)

Dec 15th:


NEWS: Smashing Pumpkins to play surprise show in LA tomorrow tickets on sale at 10am today, BC on loveline tonight

Dec 14th: 

VIDEO: Stream the 25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Webcast
featuring Smashing Pumpkins (SP on at 9:25 PM PST), Billy Corgan: Digitally Assassinated (on Info Wars with Alex Jones) Acoustic Set at Zia Records, Las Vegas: Drum + Fife, Being Beige, Stand Inside Your Love,Disarm Clips: Drum + Fife, Being Beige, Being Beige 2, One and All

PICS: Zia Records, Las Vegas, Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas 1, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas 2, With opening band Fever Red, BC backstage at KROQ show

Dec 11th: 

VIDEO: Crowd Footage from Jimmy Kimmel show, Billy talks to Team Rock about MTAE

PIC: SP with JK

Dec 10th:

VIDEO: VH1 performance of Being Beige, Interview from VH1, clip of BWBW at JK, Clip Fame on JK, Clip of Zero from JK, Clip of Tonight, Tonight from JK, Clip of Hummer from JK

AUDIO: NYC Recording by NYC Taper

PICS: Billy with beanie, Billy with Huffpost Live interviewer, Pics from Howard Stern show, BC and Friend, SP Soundcheck, stage, SP takes the stage, multi pics from JK

NEWS: Billy tweets that MTAE is #5 on iTunes, Why Billy likes being on Howard Stern pt1 pt2, SP Soundcheck 2 tracks for Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel setlist (plus encore?), Jimmy visits Berklee Online

Dec 9th:

MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY is now on sale!, Billy announces the release of MTAE

VIDEO: Video from NYC show (to be updated over next 5 days) (sound check vid 1, vid 2), Billy talks to VH1 (on multi pages), Billy Corgan on Huffpost Live, Being Beige performance on BBC (YouTube Rip), Billy on Ask Anything with Fans

AUDIO: Billy Corgan on Howard Stern (NOW with performance), Listen to Billy’s playlist for the BBC, NYC Show tapped by Cabbage on Zomb via torrent

PICS: NYC Show pics (recent pics on GettyImages), More NYC Pics, flyer for SP at VH1 yesterday, Billy got to visit with Natalie Imbruglia, Billy and Sharon Osbourne 

Interview: Billy talks to Time Out Music London, Billy talks to fans on Reddit, Interview with Wall Street Journal

News: SP will be on Big Morning Buzz WED 9am/8am cst, Fever Red will be opening for SP in Las Vegas

Dec 8th:

AUDIO: Billy Corgan Tells Us His David Bowie StoriesBilly talks about UK being ahead of world on XFM

VIDEO: Billy talks about the new album to NME

PICS: Monuments CD and litho in fans handsBilly’s teahouse POPUP shop is live in NYC with the album for sale and other limited edition merch, Merch from the pop up store, Jeff’s guitar is being worked on, Jeff and Billy perform at VH1

NEWS: SP will be on Howard Stern Tomorrow, Billy will be doing a REDDIT Q&A with fans tomorrow,Ask Billy a question via Huffington Post, Billy to autograph new record in NYC tomorrow

Dec 6th:

VIDEO: London Show Playlist (to be updated over next 5 days)

PIC: SP from the side

Dec 5th:

VIDEO: Interview Billy Corgan talks to VEVO on MTAE and the music world today / Billy talks about DRUM + FIFE to iTunes / video clip of Tonight, Tonight @ KOKO  Disarm (short) / Manson singing his track with SP / 2 mins of Manson on Ava Adore FULL MULTI-CAM mix of Ava Adore FULL Tri-Cam mix of Ava Adore, Drum + Fife from London

AUDIO: Smashing Pumpkins perform at BBC6 (available till the 1st of the year) / XFM Interview

INTERVIEW: Billy talks about the path he has traveled (includes 2 great new pics)James Iha talks about what he has been up to recently

PICS: SP Performance at BBC6, pic 2, pic 3, pic 4 / Pic from SP London show, pic 2, pic 3, pic 4, pic 5, pic 6,pic 7, pic 8, pic 9 / Merch for London Show

RUMOR: Manson to join SP tonight / PIC of Manson on stage with SP2nd pic, 3rd pic, pic 4, pic 5short video, 2nd short video, 3rd short video 

OTHER: SP Absolute Radio performance to air Dec 9th 9pm, Pick-Up MTAE a day early in NYC, Pickup MTAE at Amoeba Music and get a free ticket for SP Jimmy Kimmel Live event

Dec 4th:

Rumor set design for the Smashing Pumpkins show

VIDEO: Billy talks about ONE AND ALL to iTunes, Billy talks about mokeys

Interview: Billy Corgan talks about the path he has taken / Mark Stoermer talks about joining the Smashing Pumpkins

AUDIO: BBC Radio 2 interview (starts around 35:40) (audio is available till Jan 1st)

PICS: Billy with Courtney Love and Manson (2014), Limited Edition Lime-Green version of MTAE, Billy playing for XFM / 2nd pic from XFM

Dec 3rd:

Pledge Music sent out premature download notice for MTAE a “Technical Fault”

Billy to talk with BBC RADIO 2 (a track he chose to play)

Monuments to an Elegy got 5 stars out of 5 from Artist Direct

Interview with Billy Corgan

PICS: Billy takes a well deserved rest / BC performing for OUIFM – 2nd pic (he played Disarm), BC with fan, BC with BBC radio personality.

Dec 2nd:


VIDEO: Billy talks about “Being Beige” to iTunes

PIC: Billy with Robin Ruttun

Jimmy wants to know what you think of this artist he will be working with

SP is holding a picture contest

win tickets for London show

14 years ago and 14 years ago

Dec 1st:

Pics from SP at Circus Halligalli

Artwork from MTAE available to those who bought the album via Pledge Music

The Smashing Pumpkins playing Being Beige at Circus Halligalli