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Pumpkins Set For Rock Walk Honour

The SMASHING PUMPKINS are to be inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk on 23 April (08). Frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will be honoured outside the Guitar Center store on Sunset Boulevard before performing...

Corgan Urges Winehouse + Radiohead To Set A Better Example

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN has attacked RADIOHEAD and AMY WINEHOUSE for not setting a better example to emerging acts. The rocker admits he feels sorry for wannabe stars because they have no role models...

Corgan Blasts Music Industry Executives

SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN is using his band's new legal battle with music industry heavyweights at Virgin to attack the whole business. The angry rocker and his bandmates filed suit against Virgin bosses on...

Corgan Speaks Out About Virgin Lawsuit

LATEST: SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN has accused bosses at their label Virgin Records of allowing firms to use the band's name and music for promotional purposes, despite knowing they had no right to do...

Smashing Pumpkins Launch Lawsuit Against Virgin Records

Smashing Pumpkins are to sue their former record label Virgin Records over the alleged misuse of the band's name.The rock band have launched a legal action against Virgin after the company used the Pumpkins' name...

By on 25 March 2008

Smashing Pumpkins Sue Record Label

SMASHING PUMPKINS are suing their record label for illegally using their name and music in promotional deals. The band claim Virgin Records' use of their name and image in a Pepsi Stuff promotion has damaged...

Corgan Recalls Troubled Childhood For Student Suicide Campaign

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN was left so traumatised by the childhood abuse he suffered at the hands of his father, he once contemplated suicide. The 41-year-old endured long periods of feeling helpless and alienated...

Linkin Park Hold Third Charity Auction

LINKIN PARK have announced that they will hold a charity auction to provide aid for the survivors of the recent cyclone in Bangladesh.A number of artists will donate items to the eBay online auction which...

By on 13 December 2007

Corgan Setting Up Moog Museum

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN is helping set up a museum dedicated to late electronic synthesiser pioneer BOB MOOG. The Today rocker has joined forces with the Bob Moog Foundation to restore and preserve Moog's...

Smashing Pumpkins Offer Condolences To Dead Fan's Family

LATEST: The SMASHING PUMPKINS have passed on their condolences to the family of a fan who died at their gig in British Columbia, Canada, earlier this week (24Sep07). Kenny Leung died on Monday while crowd...

Smashing Pumpkins Fan Dies While Crowd Surfing

The SMASHING PUMPKINS comeback tour was hit by tragedy in Richmond, British Columbia on Monday (24Sep07) when a fan died while crowd surfing. The unnamed 20-year-old was pronounced dead at the venue. Mystery surrounds the...

Corgan: 'American Women Are Sluts'

SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN has launched a scathing attack on American women - branding them "sluts". The Tonight, Tonight rocker spoke out against a legion of U.S. females at English music festival Reading on...

Chili Peppers Triumph At Reading

Red Hot Chili Peppers triumphed in their headline set at Reading festival, despite reports of slight sound problems.After playing a set mainly formed of greatest hits, the Californian band seemed to be experiencing sound problems,...

By on 26 August 2007

Razorlight Conclude Day One Of Reading

Razorlight have concluded the first day of action at this year's Reading festival, with sunny weather this weekend offering a reprieve from the mud.At the festival's sister site in Leeds, Smashing Pumpkins headlined the main...

By on 25 August 2007

Smashing Pumpkins Wow U.k Festival

Reformed rockers THE SMASHING PUMPKINS wowed the crowds at England's Leeds Festival this weekend (25Aug07) before inviting fans to join them in the U.S for a cup of tea. The band took centre stage for...

Carling Weekend Gets Underway

The Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals is now underway with weather forecasts predicting a warm and sunny weekend.Bands performing at the Reading site today include Razorlight, Kings of Leon, Interpol, Maximo Park and Albert...

By on 24 August 2007

Reading Festival Overcomes Weather

Some camping areas at this year's Reading festival have been closed after the event organisers described the land as "unusable".However, extra camping in the car park areas has been made available to compensate for sites...

By on 21 August 2007

Paris 'Planning Second Album'

Paris Hilton has revealed that she has started working on a second album following her recent release from prison.The wealthy heiress, who served a 23-day jail sentence for violating probation on a driving ban, told...

By on 19 July 2007

T.i. Still On Top

Rapper T.I. has fought off challenges from INTERPOL and the reformed SMASHING PUMPKINS to lead the U.S. album chart for a second week. The hip-hop hitmaker's T.I. vs. T.I.P. album sold 175,000 copies in its...

The Enemy Score Number One Album

The Enemy have stormed to the top of the UK album charts with their debut effort We'll Live and Die In These Towns.The Coventry band saw off tough competition from New York band Interpol, who...

By on 16 July 2007

Paris Poses For Pumpkins Picture

The U.K. cover of SMASHING PUMPKINS' comeback single TARANTULA features a photograph of PARIS HILTON, taken by the band's leader BILLY CORGAN. The rocker reveals he initially planned to invite Hilton and former party pals...

Smashing Pumpkins 'Split' Bonus Tracks Anger Fans

Reformed rockers SMASHING PUMPKINS have angered their U.S. fans after announcing they are releasing four different versions of their comeback album next month (Jul07). The Billy Corgan-fronted band unveil their first disc in seven years,...

Smashing Pumpkins Return To Tv

The SMASHING PUMPKINS will make their first televised performances in seven years when they perform a two-night stint on America's The Late Show with David Letterman next month (Jul07). The reformed group's shows, on 9...

Venice Rock Festival Scrapped After Storms

Rock acts PEARL JAM, AEROSMITH, IRON MAIDEN and the SMASHING PUMPKINS have seen their festival slots in Italy scrapped this weekend (16-17Jun07) after storms ravaged the site. As many as 20 people were injured in...

Acts Added To Carling Weekend

A number of new acts have been added to the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals including Brakes and Devendra Banhart.Brakes will play the Radio 1/NME Stage on August 25th in Reading and the following...

By on 12 June 2007

The Smashing Pumpkins Mock Hasselhoff At Secret Berlin Gig

American rockers THE SMASHING PUMPKINS shocked fans last night (05Jun07) by performing a secret gig in Germany, and using it to mock the country's love of DAVID HASSELHOFF. The recently reformed band - showing off...

Pumpkins Fans Crash Ticket Sales Website

SMASHING PUMPKINS fans crashed an Internet ticket site on Sunday (20May07) as demand for tickets for the group's upcoming reunion shows reached fever pitch. Minutes after tickets to the Pumpkins' nine-show residency at the Orange...

Carling Stage Line-ups Announced

The full line-ups for the Carling stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals have been announced, with some surprising additions.Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr will be headlining the stage, bringing his solo offering Yours to...

By on 22 May 2007

The Police To Play Virgin

The summer's (07) two-day Virgin Festival in Baltimore, Maryland is all about big reunions - THE POLICE will join the SMASHING PUMPKINS as headliners. The Police have just announced they'll close the first night of...

Pumpkins And Monkeys At Osheaga

Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys have been added to the bill at the Osheaga festival in Montreal.The Monkeys will be bringing their new album Favourite Worst Nightmare to a huge number of festival crowds across the...

By on 11 May 2007

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