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Recap & Photo Gallery: The Smashing Pumpkins at United Center

Recap & Photo Gallery: The Smashing Pumpkins at United Center

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, rumors began to swirl that Billy Corgan was “getting the band back together” to borrow a phrase from The Blues Brothers. Although the Smashing Pumpkins frontman had always continued to tour and record with different musical configurations under the same moniker, this loose talk concerned the four original members: Billy, drummer Jimmy […]

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File: The Smashing Pumpkins Reunion [Updated]

File: The Smashing Pumpkins Reunion [Updated]

| February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Longtime fans of The Smashing Pumpkins hopes of a full reunion were dashed last month when ex-bassist D’Arcy Wretzky revealed to website BlastEcho.com that she was not invited to participate in the band’s reunion tour with co-founders Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin which will allegedly take place this summer. Speaking exclusively to BlastEcho […]

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Cover Story: William Patrick Corgan

Cover Story: William Patrick Corgan

| November 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

When the Jedi Master speaks, the humble light saber student must sit quietly at his feet and listen. And Smashing Pumpkins anchor Billy Corgan – who has recently re-dubbed himself with the more mature moniker of William Patrick Corgan, under which he just released the skeletal, Rick Rubin-produced solo set Oglilala, one of his best […]

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Photo Gallery: Smashing Pumpkins & Liz Phair @ Civic Opera House

Photo Gallery: Smashing Pumpkins & Liz Phair @ Civic Opera House

| April 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

1993 all over again…

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Stage Buzz: The Smart Studios Story @ Music Box & Metro

Stage Buzz: The Smart Studios Story @ Music Box & Metro

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Documentary on Madison’s legendary recording studio is on our CIMMfest bucket list…

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Stage Buzz – Live Review: Smashing Pumpkins

Stage Buzz – Live Review: Smashing Pumpkins

| November 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

The “new for 2015” version of the Smashing Pumpkins impressed at Pilsen’s Thalia Hall

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Smashing Pumpkins live!

Smashing Pumpkins live!

| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Billy Corgan shares the spotlight

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File: October 2012

File: October 2012

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

TO COMMON, WITH LUV Common urges Chicago’s youth to stop the violence. This comes mere weeks after local rapper Lil Jojo (Joseph Coleman, 18) was gunned down on the streets of Englewood and inflammatory tweets posted on musical rival Chief Keef‘s (Keith Cozart, 17) profile caused police to investigate the rising star in connection to […]

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Interview: James Iha

Interview: James Iha

| August 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

Ask ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha why it’s taken him 14 ponderous years – an eternity in showbiz – to release Look To The Sky, the follow-up to his 1998 debut Let It Come Down, and you’ll get a long pause in response. Then a wry chuckle. And then an innocent, “Umm . . . […]

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Pumpkins set sail!

Pumpkins set sail!

| June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

With the current music model, records either leak online or unceremoniously hit iTunes at the stroke of midnight on a Monday night. Either way, it’s not much of an occasion, especially when compared to the days of album signings and

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Think about the Future . . .

Think about the Future . . .

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Horrorcore rappers Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All — horrorcore, horrorcore, horrorcore, horrorcore! — have become one of the most fiercely debated, if not exactly listened to, artists since Eminem. And they’re in town Friday, as are New Duncan Imperials’ for their farewell, Primus, Light FM, Double Dagger, and the Biophilac musical.

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Chicago springs to life!

Chicago springs to life!

| September 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

New music from Smashing Pumpkins, Urge Overkill, and Kanye West!

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Cover Story: Billy Corgan

Cover Story: Billy Corgan

| February 1, 2010 | 23 Comments

It’s Only Just Begun If the adage holds true – that “rich is the examined life” – then it’s about time for society, as a whole, to grab its pipe and slippers, curl up in its comfiest recliner, and have a long, hard thoughtful stare into the ice-cold mirror. Chances are, Snow White’s unforgiving Maleficent […]

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File: October 2009

File: October 2009

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Long Voyage Home With cranky, indie curmudgeons berating us, we at IE developed a complex about some of the music we praised in the ’80s, but no more! Maybe it’s an empowerment from this month’s Thirsty Whale reunion or finally locating the courage to call Steve Albini a Mr. Meany Pants, we’re back to […]

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