After 15 years of playing guitar with the ‘90s rock band, Jeff Schroeder is officially leaving The Smashing Pumpkins. Known as the second-longest-serving member of the band after Billy Corgan, Schroeder’s contributions to the band’s sound will continue to be admired for years to come. In a statement posted on social media, Schroeder shares the news and thanks his former bandmates for their friendship over the last decade. “It’s easy to say now that when I joined The Smashing Pumpkins in 2007, I had no idea what I was getting into,” he begins. “The opportunity seemed to have come out… Read more »
The absolute legendary rock band, The Smashing Pumpkins revealed a brand new music video for their recent track “Spellbinding” today. The song comes from their newest trilogy album ATUM, that dropped in May of this year. The Smashing Pumpkins explore a fantasy universe filled with space themes and bizarre imagery within the video. It visually feels extremely in line with something you would have seen on MTV in the mid to late nineties. Director, Kevin Kerslake shares on the visual: “We adopted a virtual production model for the Spellbinding video, creating it entirely in the gaming engine; unreal, with digital… Read more »
We feel like a kid on Christmas only our present is alternative rock by way of The Smashing Pumpkins.
Smashing Pumpkins have dropped their new single “Breaking Beige” off their upcoming album ‘Monuments To A Elegy’, set to be released December 9th.
Guess what? It’s Thursday night, Josh just spilled a two-liter of Mountain Dew, and we’re taking a trip through the Smashing Pumpkins discography. It’s all very exciting and we hope you listen.
‘I think if people knew her like I knew her, they would love her like I do,’ Corgan tells Rolling Stone.
The Smashing Pumpkins announced Monday they will give nine concerts in Asheville and eight in San Francisco this summer in the band’s first residencies in more than a decade. The band will perform at the Orange Peel in Asheville on dates from June 23 to July 5, and at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco on dates from July 22 to August 1. According to information posted on the band’s Web site, fans attending any of the shows are allowed to capture them with audio and video recorders. “They were looking for one West Coast venue and one East Coast… Read more »
Smashing Pumpkins fans are eager to find out who is joining Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin in the soon-to-relaunch group and to hear its upcoming reunion album, Zeitgeist. But a pair of 21-year-old men might have taken their fandom a bit too far over the weekend. At the same time, MTV News reached out to the woman who has reportedly been tapped to be the new Pumpkins bassist and found out … well, that we’ll all find out who’s joining Jimmy and Billy in a few weeks. Joshua Kuhl of Madison, Wisconsin, and Simon Brown of Rockford, Illinois, allegedly… Read more »
The Smashing Pumpkins have been gone for seven years, but they’ve got a much-anticipated new album called Zeitgeist due in about two months. So what better time to pay tribute to Billy Corgan and company than … well, right now? That’s the thinking behind an upcoming Pumpkins tribute project, spearheaded by MySpace and featuring acts like Panic! at the Disco, 30 Seconds to Mars, (+44) and the Academy Is … taking cracks at their favorite SP tracks. According to a source at MySpace, the project (currently known as, uh, “The MySpace Smashing Pumpkins Tribute Project”) will launch on May 14,… Read more »
The Smashing Pumpkins have christened their reunion album “Zeitgeist” and announced an unusual release date of July 7, a Saturday, for the project, which willl be issued by Reprise. The news was broken this morning to fans that had been added by the band as a “friend” on MySpace.com. However, a Reprise spokesperson tells Billboard.com the label has yet to settle on a specific release date for the album beyond “summer.” Frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin are the lone original members in this new incarnation of the group. The pair has been working in the studio with producers… Read more »