By Neph Basedow
Poet e.e. cummings said, "To destroy is always the first step in any creation." For Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, destruction and creation are a way of life. "A good artist is willing to die many times over," Corgan says. "What's funny is, I've died so many times."
The l ... More >>
The Smashing Pumpkins have been releasing their 44-track opus, Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, one song at a time, and West Coast Sound has the exclusive first listen of track no. 10, "Owata."
The song's release comes on the cusp of big news from lead singer Bill Corgan, who tells his Facebook ... More >>
"I love you all, but I'm too old for this shit." These were the last words uttered by Billy Corgan at the close of Smashing Pumpkins' intimate warm-up gig at the Viper Room last night, but the smoldering set his band dished out before leaving the stage proved the last part of that statement couldn't ... More >>
Timothy NorrisSmashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheatre, December 2008On the surface, the songs on the first EP in the Smashing Pumpkins' ambitious 44-song Teargarden by Kaleidyscope seem to reflect the time main man Billy Corgan spent communing with Spirits in the Sky.
Spirits, the side ... More >>
Night one of the Smashing Pumpkins at the Gibson
(Text by Jeff Miller, photos by Timothy Norris. Click on images for entire Smashing Pumpkins slideshow.)As the Smashing Pumpkins took the stage to a surprisingly
funky new song called "Everybody Come Clap" for their first proper L.A.
show since reunit ... More >>
SDSU Open Air Theatre, Sept. 19
By Carlie Armstrong
As far as southern California nights go, Wednesday night was alarmingly chilly. However, inside the Open Air Theatre, (though technically still outside) the climate was hot and heavy with the dripping excitement of a sold-out cro ... More >>