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."
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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 >>
We received news from the Smashing Pumpkin's camp that their friend and collaborator, bassist Mark Tulin from 1960s psychedelic garage legends the Electric Prunes, passed away this weekend.
Here's a moving tribute by Billy Corgan, courtesy of StudioDog Kerry Brown:
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"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.
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Recently we started getting Twitter direct messages from someone named @studiodog, and at first we couldn't figure out if the person was an oddball Smashing Pumpkins fan sending news updates on Billy Corgan's progress in the studio or an insider. But as we parsed them further, it started to appear t ... More >>
Last night at Hollywood's Hotel Café, Billy Corgan and his Sky Saxon-inspired Spirit in the Sky band -- which featured Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction -- introduced to Los Angeles one Mike Byrne, the 19-year old drummer and newest Smashing Pumpkins member.
Kristin BurnsBilly Corgan and Spirit i ... More >>