The Smashing Pumpkins

Quite a Journey: Billy Corgan Reflects on Over 30 Years of Smashing Pumpkins, and the Extracurricular Endeavors That Occupy His Time The Smashing Pumpkins released their eleventh studio album, Cyr, on November 27 – but frontman Billy Corgan almost decided it wasn’t the right time to put out anything at all. “I was a little… Continue reading The Smashing Pumpkins

William Patrick Corgan – Cotillions

Left-wing rock journalists (most rock journos are left-wing) absolutely cannot stand Billy Corgan – they love to mock him. He’s the ultimate antithesis of groupthink (and they love groupthink). He does what artists are supposed to do – y’know, create art and be fucking weird. In the music/art world it used to be cool to… Continue reading William Patrick Corgan – Cotillions

A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant

Supposed butt-rock supergroup A Perfect Circle (Billy Howerdel is just a glorified guitar tech, so they’re really not a supergroup) are finally back with a new auditory abortion, and they’ve only been keeping their musically-tasteless, brain-dead, trailer-trash fan base waiting for 14 short years (they really didn’t notice, meth is a powerful drug). One can… Continue reading A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant

William Patrick Corgan – Ogilala

Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins fame has had a lot of hits in the past, but he’s had his equal share of misses as well. He’s been lauded and adored by fans, but he’s been jeered, hated on, called the biggest douche in the universe, et al. Even recently he’s hit a lot of nerves… Continue reading William Patrick Corgan – Ogilala

Garbage

One Man’s Trash: Butch Vig Talks Garbage, Producing, Drumming, and His Scrappy Midwestern Roots Looking back at it, Garbage seem like one of the unlikeliest success stories of the 1990s. Granted, by mid-decade drummer Butch Vig had made a solid name for himself in the music industry – but primarily as a producer of some… Continue reading Garbage