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Turns out the Smashing Pumpkins already have several new songs to play on the tour and they’ll probably release a new album this year too…

More good Smashing Pumpkins news. Not only will the band reunite to play material from the band’s first five albums on the tour, it looks like they are going to be releasing a new album this year after all. Billy Corgan revealed the Pumpkins already have 8 new songs and Billy revealed the names of them. They’ll probably play the new songs on the tour. The band will also hit the studio as soon as possible to record these new songs and they’ll probably write more new songs for the next album. The band will be working with iconic producer, Rick Rubin. Billy is also working on a new solo album as well.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/smashing-pumpkins-song-titles-2018/

Yeah, I predicted that the Pumpkins will release a new album too and I was right. What will the new Pumpkins songs sound like? Will they be heavy and rocking songs like they used to sound like or will they be ballads? Probably a little bit of both. That’s what I love about Corgan’s songwriting. His songwriting is always unpredictable. Sometimes his songs are heavy & rocking, sometimes he writes happy songs and he writes a lot of slow ballads too. I’m sure the new Pumpkins record will have some heavy rockin’ songs on it ’cause Billy would know what the fans would want. Hopefully the new album will be heavy rockin’ like “Siamese Dream” and “Mellie Collie” were.

Speaking of the Pumpkins, I’m gonna have to try and collect the rest of their albums for my Ipod this year ’cause I love their music. I bought “Siamese Dream” for my Ipod earlier this year ’cause I used to have the album on CD but don’t know what happened to it. It’s good to have that album again. I also need to buy “Mellie Collie” from ITunes soon ’cause I used to have that album on CD but want to get it back. I have “Oceania”, “ZeitGeist” and “Adore” on physical CD. I also need to get “Machina I & II” and “Monuments to an Elegy”.

I think Billy is a very talented songwriter and he’s a good live performer too. I can’t stop listening to his solo album “Ogilala” too ’cause that album is pretty amazing stuff.

Kev

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Happy Birthday, Kurt Cobain…

I don’t know why Nirvana gets so much hate. They still do get a lot hate after all these years. I’ve always loved Nirvana ever since they started emerging in the 90’s and still love them now.

I love Nirvana so much ’cause they prove a rock n’ roll band doesn’t need to take themselves seriously just to rock, plus they made great music. I’ve followed Nirvana’s career for years and still follow everything they release. Even if the band’s career only had three albums, I thought they wrote beautiful music. I loved everything they wrote. “Bleach”, “Nevermind” and “In Utero” are all rock masterpieces for sure.

I remember buying the Nirvana album “Nevermind” when it first came out in the 90’s and I still have that same CD sitting on my CD shelf now. I’ve had that album on CD ever since I was a young teenager in high school. In high school, that’s when Nirvana started getting big. I would play the “Nevermind” album over and over obsessively and still listen to that album a lot. That’s an album I’ll never get tired of listening. “In Utero” was a great record too, though.

I love Nirvana. It’s a shame their career was short lived. Love ’em or hate ’em, they changed a lot of people’s lives especially mine. I’ve always been loyal to this band.

Kev

 

Billy Corgan is under fire for flip flopping on reunion tours/greatest hits shows and excluding D’arcy from the group… bullshit…

Well Billy Corgan is getting attacked everywhere on the internet since the Smashing Pumpkins reunion has been announced. Even the press have been attacking him too. Why are a lot of people attacking him? Well like the title of this post says, he’s being attacked ’cause he flipped his feelings on reunions/greatest hits shows, and he is also being attacked for excluding D’arcy from the original lineup.

In the past, Billy used to have negative feelings on reunion tours and greatest hits shows ’cause he never wanted the Pumpkins to be a nostalgia act.

https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/5-times-billy-corgan-said-reunions-were-bullshit/

So let me get this straight… fans of the Pumpkins have begged Billy to bring back the original Pumpkins lineup for years. Billy actually listened to the fans and gave them what they wanted and now they are hating?

I’m reading about this through the press and I’ve read the back and forth texts between D’arcy and Billy.

Billy wanted D’arcy to be part of the original lineup, but for some reason Billy refuses to have her as a bass player. He wanted her to participate in other things for the other shows and maybe that’s why D’arcy refused to be a part of the lineup ’cause she wanted to be involved in everything. To me those text messages D’arcy posted, she could be selecting certain messages just to make Billy look bad publicly so that might not be the whole conversation. Billy does have a point however that nobody has heard her play bass in years so nobody has any idea what she sounds like.

On top of that who cares if they move on without D’arcy. I’m just glad the band is back after a long hiatus. Besides, legendary bands reuniting without their founding members happens all the time.

Like I said before, Billy may have flipped on reunions/greatest hits shows but maybe he changed  his mind? He wants to celebrate the history of the Pumpkins with us. That’s what it’s all about. Fans begged Billy to play the old songs at the concerts again and he’s giving us that. Why is he being attacked for that? Well, jealousy is the only answer I can think of. Can’t think of no other reason.

A lot of critics and haters are thinking the Pumpkins reunion tour won’t last and tickets won’t sell well ’cause of Billy. Well, make no mistake about it, haters. This tour WILL BE very successful and I predict most of the shows will sell-out. A lot of people in America still love the original Pumpkins line-up.

Band feuds sucks, but that’s the name of the game in the industry. The industry is tough. You gotta deal with a lot of huge egos and band drama. That’s the way it is. Billy had feuds with Jimmy and James Iha in the past but those three guys are cool with each other now obviously. Apparently, they’re still having problems with D’arcy and looks like Billy wants nothing to do with her at all. I can’t blame him. She seems like a piece of work and toxic.

What’s even more pathetic is that fans are attacking Billy simply ’cause he appeared on Alex Jones show a couple of times and they’re boycotting the Pumpkins for that reason.

Just stop complaining and enjoy the music! The Pumpkins reunion is gonna be killer and I can’t wait for all the live bootleg youtube videos of the shows.

Kev

Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour finally confirmed but it’s gonna be without D’arcy… the tour is pretty massive too!!!

When it comes to the Smashing Pumpkins reuniting with its original members, people wonder how long the tour is gonna be. Would it be a one-off show, a short tour or a full one? Turns out the tour is gonna be a full tour. Check out the tour dates on the band’s official website. The tour is pretty massive.

The Smashing Pumpkins members are confirmed too with Billy, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha all coming back. Jeff Schroeder is also coming back who first joined the band in 2007.

http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/

What will the band play on the tour? Will it be a greatest hits show or will the band play obscure songs from the Pumpkins catalogue of music? I think a little bit of both. With this massive tour, they’ll try to play as much as they can from their discography of albums. I think they’ll definitely play everything from “Gish”, “Siamese Dream” and “Mellie Collie” especially.

Sure, Billy Corgan may have been against greatest hits tours in the past but maybe he changed his mind? Billy probably thought to himself, “Lets celebrate the history of the Pumpkins by celebrating with the fans” and that’s what it’s all about the way I look at it.

Will the Pumpkins record a new studio record after the tour? Never say never on that one. It could be a possibility. They’ll probably write new songs while out on the road. Who knows what may happen. They might already have new songs that they could play on the tour as well.

Glad the band is back finally. I’m a longtime Pumpkins fan. Have been from the very beginning. I never saw the band myself but would love to.

Hopefully the band releases a live DVD/CD set of this new tour and I’m sure they will.

Kev

D’arcy keeps bashing Billy Corgan in the press, maybe it’s the best idea that she not be back in the band after all?

The Smashing Pumpkins are about to confirm their reunion tour later today, but it looks like it’s gonna be without their founding bassist, D’arcy Wretzky. Looks like the D’arcy and Billy Corgan feud is heating  up ’cause she keeps bashing him in the press. After she keeps bashing Billy in the band, I’m totally on the band’s side and not her. They tried to let her back in the band, but she decides to make them look bad by claiming Billy changed his mind about her and replacing her. She says a lot worse things about him, though is that she says Billy has a brain tumor simply because he supports Trump.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/darcy-wretzky-slams-billy-corgan-smashing-pumpkins-reunion-w516700

Well gee, what a surprise! D’arcy Wretzky another unhinged liberal and snowflake! Maybe she’s the one that has a brain tumor! Like the title of this post says, maybe it’s the best idea that she not be back in the band which is true. Who needs her! The band tried to offer her back in the band but D’arcy is now saying all kinds of nasty things about Billy.

I can’t wait for Billy’s next interview with the press, and I’m sure he’ll have a lot to say about this. What D’arcy is doing is unprofessional and inappropriate.

Like I said, who needs her! Still though, the Smashing Pumpkins reunion with Billy, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha is gonna be fucking awesome!

No announcement yet but a little later today.

Kev

 

Smashing Pumpkins to make huge announcement Thursday… probably to confirm original reunion lineup but will D’arcy Wretzky be a part of it or not???

The Smashing Pumpkins put up this cryptic message yesterday on the band’s official facebook page. The band is about to make a huge announcement Thursday. As you can see on this image it includes the original SP heart logo which we haven’t seen in a while and then it includes a lyric line from the song “Disarm” above it. This is obviously giving you clues that the band is about ready to announce the original member lineup is about to happen after all.

I’m pretty sure Jimmy Chamberlin is coming back on drums and James Iha is coming back on guitar, but will D’arcy Wretzky come back on bass? According to the band themselves, no she isn’t. The band themselves say that they’ve tried to invite her in the band but claims she kept deferring, meaning putting them off, postpone until later.

Then D’arcy herself responded to the band’s statement and said Billy Corgan has decided he wouldn’t let her in the band and the Pumpkins are going on with a different bass player. So I take it that Billy and D’arcy are still feuding and having lots of problem still? Doing a little research on the history of the Pumpkins the D’arcy and Billy feud pretty much led to the break-up of the original lineup. Correct me if I’m wrong. They’ve always had problems. Apparently, they still are.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/smashing-pumpkins-explain-darcy-absence-ahead-of-reunion-w516638

We’ll know for sure on Thursday whether or not she’s in the band. Things can always change on the last minute and Billy will end up letting her back in, who knows? We’ll have to wait and see.

The Smashing Pumpkins will probably confirm a reunion tour and possible new studio album too? Hopefully, they do a new studio album together ’cause that would be cool. I would like a new Pumpkins record with the 4 original members so hopefully D’arcy is back in. If she’s not then it’s not a true Pumpkins reunion. Won’t be as exciting if she’s not in.

I love the Smashing Pumpkins. I heard every album they did but the original lineup will always be the best, though. “Gish”, “Siamese Dream” and “Mellie Collie” were amazing records.

“Machina/The Machines of God” was the last album the original lineup did together and that’s a great record too.

Will the Pumpkins make a new studio album as well? I think they will ’cause you know Billy. That man is always playing and writing music. I’m sure he’s got a bunch of original stuff for the next Pumpkins record already.

Kev

Quincy Jones is a rich liberal nutjob who is narcissistic himself, don’t believe anything he says…

Out of curiosity, I’ve decided to read the full Quincy Jones interview at Vulture for myself since this article sent twitter into a frenzy. I can see why ’cause there are a lot of crazy shit in it. What kind of crazy shit?

Well lets see here… Quincy saying that the Beatles were horrible and couldn’t play. Talks trash about Michael Jackson and accuses him stealing songs. Talks trash about Donald Trump and accuses him of starting racism in America and claims to have dated Ivanka. This guy also thinks he knows who the real killer of JFK is and reveals the alleged killers name.

This guy even goes as far as trying to out Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando as homosexuals.

Read this interview for yourself here…

http://www.vulture.com/2018/02/quincy-jones-in-conversation.html

Wow! What a fucking asshole and a liberal nutjob! It’s a shame he would try and make Michael Jackson look bad… I mean, didn’t they used to be brothers like best friends or something?

It’s also funny that he would talk trash about the Beatles like that and I’m sure many Beatles fans are upset with him now.

I’m sure the Trump family aren’t  happy with Quincy making claims about him dating Ivanka… hopefully Ivanka herself will shoot that claim down ’cause that would be funny.

What’s even more disturbing is that Quincy is trying to out Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando as homosexuals… Quincy even made wild claims about Pryor and Brando slept with each other! Yes, Pryor’s widow may have confirmed it’s true but that doesn’t make it true either. Quincy and Pryor’s widow could be out for more attention it looks like. I think the rumors of Pryor and Brando being gay are all bullshit. Not true at all.

Quincy is just a rich buffoon who sits in his mansion trying to think of ways how to get more attention for himself. I don’t care how famous and legendary Quincy is… no doubt the guy is an asshole in real life. Not all famous people are good people. The world of fame is crazy.  You’ll meet a lot of egos and narcissists out there for sure. Quincy is one of them. It’s hilarious that Quincy calls Trump a narcissist when he should look in the mirror.

Quincy is a douchebag and I hope I’m not the only one that thinks so. He just thinks that being rich and famous makes him entitled to say whatever he wants. That is all.

Kev