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Reunited SMASHING PUMPKINS To Make Live Debut In Paris

The reunited SMASHING PUMPKINS will play their first show on May 22 at the Grand Rex in Paris, France. Tickets go on sale April 11. The SMASHING PUMPKINS have added a new and slightly odd wrinkle to the release plans for the band's comeback album, "Zeitgeist", which is due to arrive on July 7. The ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS To Headline U.S. VIRGIN FESTIVAL In Baltimore

SMASHING PUMPKINS have been announced as one of the headliners of the U.S. Virgin Festival, scheduled for August 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Also slated to appear are THE POLICE and the BEASTIE BOYS. More lineup announcements and information about ticket sales are expected over the coming weeks. The festival appearance marks the ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirmed For Austria's NOVA ROCK Festival

SMASHING PUMPKINS has been confirmed for the Nova Rock festival, set to take place June 15-17 on the Pannonia Fields in Burgenland, the easternmost federal state of Austria (near Nickelsdorf and the Hungarian and Slovak borders). The PUMPKINS will perform on June 15. Also scheduled to appear are SLAYER, LORDI, STONE SOUR, PAPA ROACH, PEARL ...

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BILLY CORGAN Not Likely To Put Full SMASHING PUMPKINS Together Again

Launch Radio Networks reports: It's looking more and more likely that the relaunched SMASHING PUMPKINS will not include original members James Iha on guitar and D'Arcy Wretzky on bass. PUMPKINS manager Paul Geary hinted at a different formation in comments he made to MTV.com, saying, "I've been involved with bands whose members can't stand each ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Demos Leaked?

According to MTV.com, four supposed SMASHING PUMPKINS demo tracks have been making the rounds on numerous file-sharing web sites — but the authenticity of the tunes remains to be seen. The songs — "Collapsing Cities", "The Restless Word", "Siam Mais" and "In the Eyes Beholding" — were leaked as "The Baker Demos". The reunited band ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Drummer Checks In From Studio

According to MTV.com, SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has updated fans of the reunited rockers on the progress of the band's comeback album in a post on the PUMPKINS' MySpace page. "We are moving along nicely in the studio," the drummer wrote. "[Mainman Billy Corgan] pulled off a magnificent guitar symphony last night and it ...

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