Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins are an influential American alternative rock band, formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988. Billy Corgan and James Iha met in a record store, and began performing in local nightclubs with their bassist, D`Arcy Wretzky, using a drum machine. Playing with a drum machine frustrated both the band and their audience, and so Chicago jazz drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was hired soon afterwards.

Vintage Magazines with Smashing Pumpkins

Screamer Magazine March 1994

Screamer Magazine March 1994
Issue: March 1994. Featuring: Rob Zombie of White Zombie. Also Included Scorpions, Damn the Machine, Mr. Big, My Sister's Machine, Shotgun Messiah, Eleven, Mutha's Day Out, Type O Negative, Crowbar, Life of Agony and Much More.

Screamer Magazine January 1994

Screamer Magazine January 1994
Issue: January 1994. Featuring: Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Stone Temple Pilots. Also Included VAI, Fight, WASP, Cathedral, Blue Murder, Deep Purple, Brother Cane and Much More.

Screamer Magazine September 1992

Screamer Magazine September 1992
Issue: September 1992. Featuring: Slaughter. Also Included Babylon AD, Black Sabbath, Faster Pussycat, House of Lords, Iron Maiden, Killer Dwarfs, King's X, L7, Little Caesar, Lynch Mob, Soundgarden, Pantera, Body Count, Cro-Mags, White Zombie and Much More.

Screamer Magazine January 1992

Screamer Magazine January 1992
Issue: January 1992. Featuring: Tesla. Also Included The Almighty, Bangalore Choir, Big House, Britny Fox, Bullet LaVolta, Fishbone, Grave, Primus, Queensryche, Savatage, Scatterbrain, Smashing Pumpkins, Tall Stories and Much More.

Articles with Smashing Pumpkins

SOEN; Forthcoming Second Studio Album,Tellurian Available November 2014

It’s hard to put a handle on SOEN, but if progressive music is “entertainment for those who are easily bored,” then this Swedish outfit fits easily under that heading. As their forthcoming second studio album Tellurian makes plain, SOEN – that’s drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis and… Read more »


Billy Corgan To Perform Special Acoustic-Based Show at Ravinia Festival in Chicago

BILLY CORGAN will take time out from recording the next two SMASHING PUMPKINS albums, both due in 2015, to perform a very special, exclusive hometown acoustic-based solo concert Saturday, August 30 at Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the oldest outdoor music festival in America and the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936. The… Read more »


THE SMASHING PUMPKINS To Release 6-Cd Box Set, 5-Lp Vinyl And Two Digital Versions Of ‘THE AEROPLANE FLIES HIGH’

As part of the continuing series of reissues of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ acclaimed catalog via Virgin/UMe, the iconic alternative band is set to release four separate versions, all fully remastered, of their platinum-selling 1996 box set THE AEROPLANE FLIES HIGH: 6-CD +1 DVD; 5-LPs and Deluxe Digital and Standard Digital editions.  The CD/DVD, 5-LP version… Read more »


THE SMASHING PUMPKINS: To Launch World Tour March 23

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will launch a world tour March 23 through August 11 with concerts in the U.S., Europe, U.K., Japan and Mexico. The band–singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO–will perform songs encompassing their iconic body of work including songs from their acclaimed 2012 album OCEANIA, which entered… Read more »


Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumkins Stars In New Walter E. Smithe Commercial

The Walter E. Smithe brothers–known across Chicago for their witty and memorable television commercials and extensive inventory of well-made, stylish and functional furniture and home accents–are at it again… this time inviting Billy Corgan and his Resistance Pro wrestling company to join in their commercial hijinks, which can be seen on YouTube. Corgan may be… Read more »


THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Reschedule ‘Oceania’ Northeast U.S. Tour Dates Due To Hurricane Sandy

This Halloween, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS were set to perform in New York City at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center, but due to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the show has been rescheduled for Monday, December 10.   Having heavily disrupted the Northeast, Hurricane Sandy also forced the band to reschedule their shows in Camden, NJ… Read more »


The Smashing Pumpkins Reschedule ‘Oceania’ Northeast U.S. Tour Dates Due To Hurricane Sandy

This Halloween, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS were set to perform in New York City at Brooklyn’s new Barclay’s Arena, but due to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the show is being rescheduled.  Details of the new date to be announced soon. Having heavily disrupted the Northeast, Hurricane Sandy has also forced the band to reschedule… Read more »


The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Major U.S. Arena Tour

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS–singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO—will embark on a U.S. tour launching October 10 in Seattle, WA. Look for the band to perform their critically acclaimed album OCEANIA in full and for the second half of the show they’ll play classics and deep cuts from their… Read more »


The Smashing Pumpkins To Perform On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Thursday, August 23

THIS JUST IN: THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will perform “The Celestials” from their current album OCEANIA this Thursday, August 23 on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” their first national television performance since the album’s release. The band–singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO–are coming off a successful tour of… Read more »


SMASHING PUMPKINS Enter Billboard Albums Chart at #4 with ‘Oceania’

The SMASHING PUMPKINS’ new album OCEANIA–released June 19 via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution–has entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earns the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart; it is the second highest debuting independently released album this year. OCEANIA now marks the group’s seventh Top Ten album.   Intended to… Read more »