Pop stars have been indulging in ’90s nostalgia for quite a while now, but I don’t think anyone was expecting it to take this shape. Today, 24 years to the day after Smashing Pumpkins released their blockbuster double-album Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, the Danish pop singer MØ has teamed with Walshy … More »
Last week, the Smashing Pumpkins kicked off a tour alongside Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and the band has broken out a new cover on the dates they’ve played so far: James Taylor’s “Fire And Rain,” off the singer-songwriter’s 1970 sophomore album Sweet Baby James. More »
Last year, the Smashing Pumpkins — their original lineup mostly reunited and restored, with only original bassist D’Arcy Wretzky missing — released the Rick Rubin-produced album Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. A new classic-lineup Smashing Pumpkins lineup really just seems like an excuse … More »
Mad Cool’s lineup arrives as an exemplification of its name. Madrid’s multifarious music festival, Mad Cool is genre amorphous from its headliners to its flanking acts. Lauryn Hill, Empire Of The Sun, The Gossip, and Prophets Of Rage appear as the newest headliners to top the bill, which already touts Bon Iver, The National, The Smashing Pumpkins, and The Cure. Festival organizers have added several more artists to the festival’s expansive collection of talent, including Marina–formerly of Marina & The Diamonds–Let’s Eat Grandma, SG Lewis, Black Honey, Haiku Hands, and more.
A veritable sonic sampler, Mad Cool merges many genres, including, of course, the electronic. The Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Charlotte De Witte, Eric Prydz, Years & Years, and Bonobo represent just some of Mad Cool’s dance selections. Mad Cool will host its musically explorative 2019 iteration from July 11-13. Tickets to the festival are currently available for purchase, here.
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Two of the best interviews in rock are heading out on tour together. Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced a few weeks of summer dates, meaning Gallagher and Billy Corgan — who, besides their shared loquacious tendencies, have also penned more than a few classics between them — will share the … More »
Karen O has recorded a cover of the Smashing Pumpkins’ Melon Collie track “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” for the upcoming Amazon Prime original series Hanna. The show is based of the 2011 movie of the same name that stars Saoirse Ronan, which is really great! I can’t attest to the show yet, but … More »
A year ago, we were still wondering about a potential Smashing Pumpkins classic-lineup reunion — what it might look like, whether it might even be possible. Well, it was possible, and it happened — without D’Arcy Wretzky, maybe, but it still happened. The year of the Pumpkins is in the books. There was an arena … More »
The Smashing Pumpkins’ 30th anniversary tour is now in full swing. After a special precursor show in New Jersey in August, which saw them teaming up with Courtney Love and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, the tour got underway in earnest on Wednesday night with a show at The Sylvee in Madison, WI. The … More »
The Smashing Pumpkins has always essentially meant Billy Corgan and whoever was up onstage with him. Corgan was always the band’s undisputed creative driving force, but it was nice, for a while, to see him maintaining some semblance of a stable band around him. And it’s also been nice, in a low-key way, to see … More »
We’re a week-and-a-half out from a new Smashing Pumpkins album, in case you forgot. The album, which has the very long title Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun, finds Billy Corgan reuniting with James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlain, and Jeff Schroeder shortly after a recent … More »