smashing-pumpkins in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

Collateral Defect - GRAVEWORM

Recalling my review of 2005's "(N)utopia" by Italy's GRAVEWORM, the album was a decent effort that combined the band's patented dark, gothic-tinged even, and keyboard-laced black/death metal, but seemed to lack a certain something. The resulting 6.5/10 was an indication of an album that contained some worthwhile melodies and a convincing level of aggression on ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

H.I.M.: New Song To Appear On 'Transformers' Soundtrack

A brand new H.I.M. track, entitled "Passion's Killing Floor", will be included on the soundtrack album to Michael Bay's "Transformers", due on July 3 via Warner Bros. The disc will feature a total of 12 tracks, nine of which are brand new and exclusive to the soundtrack. "Transformers - Music from the Motion Picture" track ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SMASHING PUMPKINS Play Secret Berlin Show, Take Questions From Fans

Launch Radio Networks reports: The SMASHING PUMPKINS played a secret acoustic show in Berlin for 200 fans on Tuesday night (June 5), which was followed by a question-and-answer session. According to NME.com, the PUMPKINS played a two-hour unplugged set, after which original members Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin remained onstage to take questions directly from ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Humanity - Hour 1 - SCORPIONS

When reviewing a new album by a band, especially an established one, the album is usually judged first on its own merits and then in the context of its previous work. With that in mind, it's quite easy to say that "Humanity - Hour 1" is probably the best SCORPIONS album since 1990's "Crazy World". ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

PENTAGRAM To Play Turkey's ROCK 'N COKE Festival

After celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a very special sold-out tour that covered four cities (Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya), Turkey's PENTAGRAM (now known internationally as MEZARKABUL to avoid confusion with an American doom metal band, though they are still known as PENTAGRAM in their home country) has been confirmed for the Rock 'n ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SMASHING PUMPKINS Schedules One-Off Headlining Show In London

The SMASHING PUMPKINS have announced a one-off concert at London, England's Shepherds Bush Empire on June 19. This will be the group's only U.K. show prior to their appearance at The Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals in August. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m. A four-minute video clip containing ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SMASHING PUMPKINS: Paris Concert Footage Available

A four-minute video clip containing footage of SMASHING PUMPKINS performing their first show since Dec. 2, 2000 — held on May 22 at Paris' 2,200-capacity Grand Rex — has been posted at YouTube (the clip is set to the sound of the band's new single, "Tarantula"). The group's three-hour, 29-song set introduced new ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SMASHING PUMPKINS Unveil New Lineup At Paris Concert

Taking the stage for the first time since December 2, 2000, SMASHING PUMPKINS drew a rapturous response tonight (May 22) from 2,200 fans who packed the historic and elegantly appointed Grand Rex in Paris, France. It was the much-anticipated first stop on the band's world tour, and tickets for the intimate and wide-ranging three-hour show ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SMASHING PUMPKINS Overloading TicketWeb Servers

MTV.com reports: When tickets for the SMASHING PUMPKINS' nine-night residency at Asheville, North Carolina's Orange Peel went on sale Sunday, TicketWeb servers weren't able to handle the load, and the demand for tickets crashed the site, bringing sales to a halt. Tickets will now be sold via Ticketmaster instead, but Orange Peel spokeswoman Liz Whalen ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Single Snippet Available

A 30-second snippet of the new SMASHING PUMPKINS single, "Tarantula", has been posted online at AOL Music. The song, which is expected to go for radio adds next Monday, will appear on the band's first album since 2000, titled "Zeitgeist", due July 10 via Martha's Music/Reprise. As previously reported, the PUMPKINS will play ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Switzerland's GREENFIELD FESTIVAL: More Bands Announced

More bands have been confirmed for the Greenfield Festival, set to take place June 15-17 in Interlaken, Switzerland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 30 SECONDS TO MARS DIE HAPPY FIVE O'CLOCK HEROES FLOGGING MOLLY FRANK BLACK HAYSEED DIXIE HEAD AUTOMATICA HINDER HOUSTON SWING ENGINE ILL NINO INCUBUS ITCHY POOPZKID JULIETTE & THE ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SMASHING PUMPKINS Robbed

According to MTV.com, Joshua Kuhl of Madison, Wisconsin, and Simon Brown of Rockford, Illinois, allegedly broke into a Chicago rehearsal space being used by the SMASHING PUMPKINS on Friday night and made off with three guitar picks and 39 photographs that police suspect the men may have tried to sell online, according to ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ULI JON ROTH To Perform With SMASHING PUMPKINS

Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) will appear as special guest of SMASHING PUMPKINS at two major festivals in Germany — June 2 at Rock am Ring in Nürburgring and June 3 at Rock im Park in Nürnberg. Uli will join the band during the encores and will guest on a couple of songs. As previously reported, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SMASHING PUMPKINS Tribute To Feature DEFTONES, Others

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEFTONES, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, +44 and THE BRAVERY are among the artists reportedly slated to contribute to a new SMASHING PUMPKINS tribute album. The project will be issued by MySpace Records, the label started by the popular social networking site about two years ago. According to ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Calls It Quits

Phoenix-based extreme metal band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has called it quits. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "ABIGAIL WILLIAMS has decided to disband. It's no secret that the band has had more than its fair share of lineup problems and the time has now come to close the doors. The MySpace page ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SMASHING PUMPKINS: 'Zeitgeist' Track Listing Revealed

Jonathan Cohen of Billboard.com reports that the SMASHING PUMPKINS have finalized the track listing for "Zeitgeist", their first album since 2000. Due July 7 via Martha's Music/Reprise, "Zeitgeist" was produced by mainman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, with Roy Thomas Baker and Terry Date working separately on various tracks, and represents the ...

Read more

Posted in: News