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

HELLOWEEN To Release 'My God-Given Right' Album In May

German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release their 15th studio album, "My God-Given Right", on May 29 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded between October 2014 and February 2015 at the band's MiSueno Studio on the isle of Tenerife with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (GOTTHARD, HAMMERFALL). The "My God-Given Right" artwork was once again created by ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JUDAS PRIEST, GUNS N' ROSES, RUSH, DEF LEPPARD Members To Be Profiled In 'Rock Icons' Documentary Series

Banger Films and VH1 Classic present "Rock Icons", an original documentary series profiling the most legendary artists in the history of rock music, premiering Saturday, February 21 on VH1 Classic. "Rock Icons" is 10 groundbreaking 30-minute episodes that go past the veil of mystery and beyond the velvet ropes with in-depth, intimate portraits revealing who ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Story continues after advertisement

JANE'S ADDICTION, COAL CHAMBER, ALICE COOPER Members Perform At WAYNE STATIC Memorial Concert (Video)

SNOT, ILL NIÑO's Cristian Machado and Diego Verduzco, ORGY's Jay Gordon, Lita Ford, JANE'S ADDICTION's Dave Navarro, COAL CHAMBER's Miguel "Meegs" Rascon, ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss and OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya are among the musicians who performed at the Wayne Static memorial concert on Tuesday, January 20 at the Whisky A Go Go in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SMASHING PUMPKINS: 'Being Beige' Video Released

SMASHING PUMPKINS' video for the song "Being Beige" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album "Monuments To An Elegy", which was released on December 9, 2014 via Martha's Music/BMG. "Monuments To An Elegy" marks the iconic alternative band's eighth studio album and is the follow-up to their 2012 critically ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SNOT To Perform At WAYNE STATIC Memorial Concert

Reunited Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT will play a six-song set at the Wayne Static memorial concert on Tuesday, January 20 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Also scheduled to appear are the remaining members of Wayne's solo band, who will perform STATIC-X's debut album, "Wisconsin Death Trip", in its ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BILLY CORGAN Is Open To Collaborating With MILEY CYRUS

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Billy Corgan, frontman for the SMASHING PUMPKINS, recently gave us an interesting window into just who he would — and wouldn’t — collaborate with. In an interview with OUI FM Rock Sessions, he said he definitely would work with Miley Cyrus if she called. Corgan explained, "Actually I was ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BILLY CORGAN Blasts PEARL JAM, FOO FIGHTERS

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan blasted PEARL JAM and FOO FIGHTERS in a new interview with Howard Stern, saying that neither band matched the early '90s accomplishments of either the PUMPKINS or NIRVANA. About PEARL JAM, Corgan said, "I don't think they have the songs. I think you stack ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BILLY CORGAN: Playing Nothing But The 'Hits' On The 'Oldies Circuit' Is 'Like A Form Of Slow-Motion Suicide'

SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan says that bands who continue to play nothing but their "hits" without releasing new music and creatively pushing the envelope are committing "slow-motion suicide." The SMASHING PUMPKINS' new album, "Monuments To An Elegy", which is being released December 9, is described as "an album within an album," part of their ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SMASHING PUMPKINS Featuring RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's BRAD WILK: Video Footage Of Live Debut

SMASHING PUMPKINS' new lineup — featuring RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE drummer Brad Wilk and KILLERS bassist Mark Stoermer — made its live debut this past Wednesday night (November 26) at Chicago's Thalia Hall. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. SMASHING PUMPKINS' new album, "Monuments To An Elegy", is due out December ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SOEN Featuring Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'The Words' Video Released

"The Words", the new video from SOEN — the Swedish progressive rock band featuring drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis and bassist Stefan Stenberg — can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's sophomore studio album, "Tellurian", which was released on November 4 via Spinefarm ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BILLY CORGAN Lashes Out At Pop Stars 'Doing Porn'

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan has declared that the public have "had it" with super-sexy videos. Corgan told the London Evening Standard, "I have a strange sense that people have had it with pop. I can't compete with somebody who's doing porn. The person who does porn for their ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Ex-STATIC-X Guitarist KOICHI FUKUDA Is 'Sad And Angry' He Will Never Be Able To Reconcile With WAYNE STATIC

Former STATIC-X guitarist Koichi Fukuda (pictured) has released the following statement regarding the passing of ex-STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static: "I am still trying to process the sad fact that I’ve lost my dear old friend, Wayne Richard Wells. He was an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, very special person and also a very gifted artist with a clear ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

Singer/guitarist Wayne Static (born Wayne Richard Wells) of the industrial metal band STATIC-X has passed away at the age of 48. His death was confirmed by Wayne's publicists at FiXT Publicity. There has been no official confirmation of the cause of death, but some of Static's music industry colleagues suggested in their reactions that drugs ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Single 'Being Beige' Available For Streaming

SMASHING PUMPKINS have premiered "Being Beige", the first single from the band's album "Monuments To An Elegy", due out Tuesday, December 9 via Martha's Music/BMG. "Monuments To An Elegy" marks the iconic alternative band'seighth studio album and is the follow-up to their 2012 critically acclaimed album "Oceania". The new CD was recorded in Chicago with ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ's SOEN Interviewed By Austria's MetalUnderground.at (Video)

Austria's MetalUnderground.at recently conducted an interview with SOEN — the Swedish progressive rock band featuring drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis and bassist Stefan Stenberg. You can now watch the chat below. SOEN's sophomore studio album, "Tellurian", will be released on November 4 via Spinefarm Records. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ's SOEN: 'Tabula Rasa' Video Released

"Tabula Rasa", the new video from SOEN — the Swedish progressive rock band featuring drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis and bassist Stefan Stenberg — can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's sophomore studio album, "Tellurian", which will be released on November 4 via ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ's SOEN To Release 'Tellurian' In November

SOEN — the Swedish progressive rock band featuring drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis and bassist Stefan Stenberg — will release its sophomore studio album, "Tellurian", on November 4 via Spinefarm Records. As "Tellurian" makes plain, SOEN is not concerned with the simple or the shallow; their musical ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BILLY CORGAN May Break Up SMASHING PUMPKINS Again

Seven years after he reactivated the band, frontman and founder Billy Corgan is thinking about putting the SMASHING PUMPKINS to sleep again. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Corgan told the Chicago Tribune in a new interview that the response to the band's two upcoming album will play a big role in deciding the PUMPKINS' ...

Read more

Posted in: News