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Smashing Pumpkins | Gish/Siamese Dream

Billy Corgan's zeitgeist whine, so omnipresent via high-charting Siamese Dream tracks "Today" and "Disarm," was the true sound of the alterna-'90s.
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By ZETH LUNDY  |  December 02, 2011
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Billy Corgan dishes on the 20th anniversary of Gish — one smashing debut record

The saturation of album anniversary celebrations has gotten out of hand in recent years.
Tales from the Pumpkin patch
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  October 21, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Corgan vs. Malkmus: 15-year grudge

As a child of the '90s, I sure find it heartwarming to see a classic feud of my youth re-form for a big festival appearance.
Feud reunions
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 26, 2010
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Interview: Melissa Auf der Maur

Melissa Auf der Maur describes herself as "a good Boston Irish girl," born on St. Patrick's Day in 1972.
On her new CD and movie — and Billy, Courtney, and Danzig
By JON GARELICK  |  October 15, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Now hiring

If you're a musician looking to break into the big leagues, now's your chance.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 19, 2010


New Smashing Pumpkins Song

New Smashing Pumpkins Song


 There's a new Smashing Pumpkins song. It's 6 minutes long and kind of odd. Download it free here.
By Charlie  |  December 08, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Liam alone

Everyone figured that Noel Gallagher would go solo — it’s been hinted at for years — but the break-up of Oasis has made it a grim inevitability.
Can an Oasis spinoff help but suck?
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 06, 2009
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The Big Hurt: ''Losing'' news in brief

AEROSMITH ’s disastrous summer of canceled tours and geriatric folly has taken its toll on guitarist Joe Perry, who recently told MTV that the band were on “indefinite hiatus” — which is music-industry slang for “I hate Steven Tyler.”
Aerosmith lose Joe; A-Ha lose everybody; Diddy loses bling; Corgan just loses it
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 30, 2009
Burrito, Dick, Internets, MRTPQ, Boondock Saints, Pop Trash and WTF

Burrito, Dick, Internets, MRTPQ, Boondock Saints, Pop Trash and WTF


The Info Burrito, Dick Clark, What's On The Internets, MRTPQ, the cast of The Boondock Saints II, Pop Trash and both WTF Lines are in...
By Charlie  |  October 28, 2009
Pop Trash, Maura Johnston and WTF

Pop Trash, Maura Johnston and WTF


  There's Pop Trash, Maura Johnston, the Qdoba Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query, the WTF Line and Bill Corgan in today's The Sandbox Podcast! Listen...
By Charlie  |  July 16, 2009


Burrito, Maura, Ed, bodies, Hardwick and WTF?

Burrito, Maura, Ed, bodies, Hardwick and WTF?


  The Info Burrito, Maura Johnston of Idolator (with Billy Corgan!), Special Ed singing,...
By Charlie  |  June 11, 2009
Recap 6.11.09 by Intern The Big Mistake

Recap 6.11.09 by Intern The Big Mistake


Bah Weep Granah Weep Ninny Bong People! Listen for the sound of the Kraken for the cue to call ...
By SandboxIntern  |  June 11, 2009
Billy Corgan's TNA Wrestling Promo

Billy Corgan's TNA Wrestling Promo


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By Fletcher  |  April 24, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Crashing Pumpkins

I recently had the "was that real, or did I dream that?" feeling about the upcoming Spider-Man musical featuring songs by U2, and I happily concluded that it was a dream.
Plus Lynched Beatles, and a misleading Baby
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 17, 2009

Morning news: March 31, 2009


Bomb scare in the Square: Police appear ready to blow up Kenmore dummy; bicycle commuters forced int...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 31, 2009


25. Billy Corgan

The snarl-toothed, light-bulb-headed Corgan has always been one of rock music's uglier characters. So now that he pouted through the roundly-panned Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour and came out in inexplicable favor of the Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger,
The snarl-toothed, light-bulb-headed Corgan has always been one of rock music's uglier characters. So now that he pouted through the roundly-panned Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour and came out in inexplicable favor of the Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger, we couldn't avoid putting him high up.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
Fletcher, MRTPQ, Billy, Miley and WTF?

Fletcher, MRTPQ, Billy, Miley and WTF?


Fletcher reviews movies and DVDs he's neither seen nor heard, we talk about smoking Smarti...
By Charlie  |  March 24, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Sub-super supergroups, INXS excess, and unsaved unsavories

I think we can agree that "supergroups" have a history of underperforming in the superness department.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 03, 2009
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Y'all come back now . . .

I've always liked the idea of there being some weight to the "nines," meaning: if you're a year, and you're going to perch yourself at the very edge of a decade, you'd better be ready to represent.
Diminishing returns in 2009
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 30, 2008
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Billy, Don't Be a Hero

The second of a two-night stand in Boston, with no overlap from the previous night, the Saturday show started off with a few of Corgan's better-known tunes only to drift off into la-la land at around the halfway point.
Smashing Pumpkins at the Wang Theatre, November 15, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 18, 2008


Fletcher's Pop Trash, WTF Line and The Finisher!

Fletcher's Pop Trash, WTF Line and The Finisher!


Fletcher takes out the Pop Trash, we check the WTF Line and play back The Finisher! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
By Charlie  |  September 25, 2008

Oddballs and noisemakers

Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 07, 2008
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Dead Child

From the first monster-metal riff and warlock scream, it’s pleasantly obvious where Dead Child are headed on their full-length debut.

Attack | Quarterstick/Touch and Go


By MATT ASHARE  |  April 29, 2008
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Punk rock redux

Try reimagining early punk as some physically intense and massively popular athletic contest.
Blood on the Wall pump out the nostalgia
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  April 01, 2008
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Pants afire

The ratio of falsehood to truth in the universe has not, of course, altered one jot since the world began.
Fakeries and the faking fakers who fake them
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 13, 2008


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Rock Band

Would more Britpop be too much to ask?

Supplementing Harmonix's 58-song set list


By RYAN STEWART  |  February 12, 2008
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Dax Riggs

One of the best tunes here could almost pass for an outtake from Marilyn Manson’s latest.
We Sing of Only Blood or Love | Fat Possum
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 13, 2007
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I scream, you scream

Kids still stream toward the siren song and that holy grail — frozen treats in paper packaging, paradise in the guise of a push-up pop.
A salute to ice cream trucks
By DAVID MASHBURN  |  August 27, 2007
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Mae

Virginia Beach–based Mae play catchy, pretty pop-rock perfect for kids whose parents won’t let them wear their Death Cab for Cutie T-shirts to Sunday school.
Singularity | Capitol
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  August 07, 2007