Heavy metal music's influence on our modern culture can't be denied. This time, instead of focusing on songs, albums, or the bands themselves, we decided to change the perspective a bit, and instead delve into world of cinema. There are tons of documentaries about heavy metal music and culture, from ... More >>
For those of you who don't read TMZ or any of the gossip blogs, the past week hasn't been too kind to Amanda Bynes. Yes, this may seem like old news, or even never-ending news, but there's been another twist to the Bynes saga. No, it's not that the former starlet recently announced that she sought t ... More >>
Smashing Pumpkins Gibson Amphitheater October 14, 2012 This crazy month of good concerts(better known as Rocktober) kept chugging along last weekend as the Smashing Pumpkins filled up the Gibson Amphitheater for a blistering performance. Blessing us with sonic offerings old and new, this is t ... More >>
We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combinati ... More >>
On Sunday night, Courtney Love launched into an insane rant in the middle of a Hole set at Sao Paulo's SMU Festival after a fan waved a Kurt Cobain poster in front of her.
Smashing PumpkinsOctober 6th, 2011The WilternClick here to see more photos.When bands kick off a tour they are often rusty and display jitters of nervousness. Smashing Pumpkins displayed neither of those traits as they ignited the Wiltern with a two hour twenty-one song set ripe with deep cuts, f ... More >>
The Smashing Pumpkins have been releasing their 44-track opus, Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, one song at a time, and our sister publication LA Weekly today premiered track no. 10, "Owata."
Like vampires, old bands are best left buried deep in the earth, secure in their lead coffins and unable to drain vitality from unsuspecting new victims. Either because their most desperate fans demand it or because their mortgage notes are past due, the rock bands of yore keep punching thro ... More >>
New Smashing Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino admitted to being one of the two girls on 1993's Siamese Dream album cover. Weird, right? She would have been 13 years old when the album was released. According to NME, she was nervous to tell Billy Corgan in fear that he wouldn't hire her to ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySmashing Pumpkins headlined. For more photos, check out our slideshow here.KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas Night OneDecember 11, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterIt doesn't feel like the end of the concert year until KROQ throws their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas shows at the Gibson A ... More >>
WTF?This week, self-aggrandizing rock god and head pumpkin in charge Billy Corgan slammed fellow '90s alternative band Pavement via Twitter [via Pitchfork Media]. The two seminal groups will be playing a show together in Brazil, and apparently Corgan is none too pleased. He predicts th ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyNitzer EbbNovember 6, 2010Galaxy TheaterNitzer Ebb is back. After a 15 year recording hiatus, Nitzer Ebb is touring in support of their latest album Industrial Complex. The jagged synthesizers of "Getting Closer" started to churn as a steady drum beat quickly followed step ... More >>
www.myspace.com/jaillJaill's Sub Pop debut That's How We Burn caught a decent buzz this summer, a quick-hitting record chock full of catchy, rough-around-the-edges guitar pop. The Milwaukee quartet pretty much came out of nowhere; it's been busy tightening up its sound for mass consumption in the ... More >>
Emo establishers Sunny Day Real Estate planning to record first album in 15 years with original lineup. Pink Floyd win legal dispute over download royalties with EMI; label banned from selling band's music online.Madonna and daughter Lourdes are designing fashion line for teen girls. No word yet o ... More >>
Andrew YoussefBilly Corgan wants YOU to join Smashing PumpkinsEver dream of being in Smashing Pumpkins? Then chances are you remember worshipping Beavis and Butt-head, proudly owning a beeper and having to buy/rent/borrow/steal a VHS tape to enjoy porn. Good times!Which you can kinda sorta relive ... More >>
NSFW: Lady Gaga wants you to wrap it up with designer condom--studded, ribbed, or sheer--to help Planned Parenthood. Wonder which one she prefers to wear? Bootleg worth hearing: Billy Corgan covers Velvet Underground, Neil Young, the Beatles and Donovan at recent Chicago-area benefit show.EMI ca ... More >>
John Mayer screws the pooch with "my dick is sort of like a white supremacist" but fucks up royally with "because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n****r pass."In the same Playboy interview, Mayer compares sex with Jessica Simpson to "crack cocaine" and "sexual napalm." And Jess t ... More >>
"Extremely sad to hear of Jay's passing," writes Beck about death of Jay Reatard. "Only got to play with him once, but had the honor of doing a split single together. Thanks for the songs Jay---you will be missed." Click for "In Memory of Jay Reatard." Click here for interview I did with Jay Rea ... More >>
Lil Wayne's forever delayed delayed rock album Rebirth--now due out Feb. 1--mistakenly shipped to 500 Amazon customer. Can't wait to read those "most helpful customer reviews."Karen O up for Grammy and Golden Globe for Where the Wild Things Are score.Bill Berry drums/sings backup vocals on new R.E. ... More >>
Not after one night, at least. Bon Jovi's "The Circle World Tour" already planned to visit the Honda Center in Anaheim on Friday, February 26. Today, we received news that a second show has been added for Saturday, February 27. Like the thought of that middle-age brat Billy Corgan getting to do nau ... More >>
Andrew YoussefOh, Billy Corgan. What wacky thing will you do next? You made a run for "weirdest couple of the epoch" by dating Tila Tequila, and lent 1995 Smashing Pumpkins hit "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" to a pro wrestling pay-per-view for use in their ads. Now, after a nationwide search, you' ... More >>
Last Night: Smashing Pumpkins at the Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, Dec. 3, 2008.Better Than: Watching your friends play as Billy Corgan in Guitar Hero World Tour.Download: The video for G.L.O.W. on MySpace Music.Vocalist/guitarist Billy Corgan would exclaim "don't give up on us yet!" as The S ... More >>
Here's a case where one only hopes both parties lose. Whom do you root for: the whiniest, most annoyingly precious recording artiste extant or a huge record label (now owned by the cuddly Capitol Music Group) that is flailing for its existence in a dismal economic climate? Gosh, I'm torn, even if Vi ... More >>
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