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Billy Corgan reunites with stolen “Gish” guitar… pretty cool story…

In the earlier days of the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy had a guitar that was very special to him. A guitar that he used on the first Pumpkins album “Gish” which was stolen from him at a concert during the album’s tour. Well, 27 years later Corgan is now reunited with that “Gish” guitar… the guitar which Corgan says that created the band’s sound and said the guitar changed the way he and the band played.

How did he reunite with the guitar? Well a woman owned it and kept it in her basement for many years but then a friend of hers told her it might belong to Billy. So she decided to contact the band online and did her best to grab the band’s attention. When she couldn’t get the band’s attention, she was contacted by a company named Sound Royalties which helped get the guitar back to Corgan. Now the guitar is back in Corgan’s hands.

Did Corgan reward Beth in return for the guitar? No. She didn’t want anything. Corgan tried to give her a lot of money as a reward but she didn’t want it.

Now that Billy has the guitar back, he doesn’t plan on keeping the guitar locked up in a safe place and he’s probably gonna continue to use it in the band. He says he’s gonna get it all fixed up so he can record with it on the next Pumpkins record.

Read the full story here:


This is a cool story and Beth was very cool to do that! If I owned a guitar that belongs to a famous rock star, I would do my best to return it ’cause it’s the best thing to do. People may not think so but guitars are very special especially the vintage guitars!!!


Smashing Pumpkins new album “Shiny and Oh So Bright” only hits No. 54 on the Billboard 200… ouch… not so good…

Interesting. Ever since the so-called Smashing Pumpkins reunion has been announced, it has been the most over-hyped and most talked about reunion. After all this hype and a big tour, the new Smashing Pumpkins studio album flopped in the Billboard Charts only making it on 54 on the Top 200.

Smashing Pumpkins’ reunion album debuts at No. 54 on Billboard 200 chart

Damn. Not good.

Not surprising, though because it really does seem like people have lost interest in the Smashing Pumpkins. Why? I’m reading a lot that the band can’t fill up arenas and tickets aren’t selling well. I’ve read that Billy admitted that fans have left Pumpkins shows in the middle of their set. Now I’ve seen that their new record has bombed in sales.

Why is it that people are losing their interest in the Smashing Pumpkins? Well, I totally blame it on the Billy vs. D’arcy feud. That’s the big one. That little feud may have turned a lot of people away from the band. Billy Corgan’s ego may have turned a lot of people off. On top of that, another big reason why I think people no longer care about the band is ’cause they want D’arcy back in. I’ve said in the past before that it’s not a real Pumpkins reunion without the founding members that started it. D’arcy should have been in the band. If she was in it then maybe the tour and the new album would have been more successful?

I also believe that people are losing interest in the band is ’cause maybe the band are no longer good like they used to? I listened to the 8 new songs of the new album in youtube and I’ll be honest, I was disappointed in the new album. The new album didn’t thrill me at all so I probably won’t bother buying it.

Another reason the reunion tour is flopping like hell is probably ’cause the shows are too fucking long! The Smashing Pumpkins put on a huge tour and all of their shows on the tour are 3 hours or over. I can’t blame people for leaving the gigs ’cause they were probably getting tired and their ears were ringing badly. I also believe the new concerts are pretty gimmicky at best. I understand that Billy is all about art and theater like but all the costumes, the big screens, ridiculous stage lights and all that stuff are unnecessary.

Also, having Courtney Love special guesting on the tour probably turned people away. Courtney Love, seriously? I’ve seen the Courtney Love performance with the Pumpkins in youtube and she definitely looked like she was on drugs or something. She was performing horrible. She couldn’t sing for shit.

There’s too many reasons why the band is flopping in their tour and album… those are just some I can think of.

I love the Pumpkins, don’t get me wrong but the band has been disappointing me a lot as of late. The way they treated D’arcy pretty much did it to me. I still do support the band, though ’cause I still love their first three albums. Their first three albums: “Gish”, “Siamese Dream” and “Mellon Collie” are all classics. I always love those albums. I thought “Adore” was pretty good too, though.

It’s sad to see where the Pumpkins are right now. I don’t like it.



10 songs that Smashing Pumpkins should play on reunion tour that are not on Billy Corgan’s tour list…


Yeah, I’m posting that list again so I can name a few of my choices of Pumpkins songs that should be played on the tour that are not on this list.

Here they are:

“Bodies” from the Mellie Collie album

(I was surprised that Billy neglected this song from the list. This is a fucking tight song and it should be played on the tour. I love this song!)

“Fuck You (An Ode to No One)”

(Another sick song off of Mellie Collie and I can’t believe Billy forgot that one)

“I Am One”

(Another badass song from their earlier days that they neglected from the list. This is probably my favorite song off the Gish album)

“Once Upon a Time”

(I love the “Adore” album. Since the Reunion Tour was meant to play songs from the first five albums, this song counts. This is my favorite song off of “Adore” and I  hope it gets played on the tour)

“Daphne Descends”

(Another brilliant song off of “Adore” that should be played on the tour. Fuckin’ love this song so much! “Adore” wasn’t everyone’s favorite Pumpkins record but I loved it and it’s an underrated album for sure!)


(Another sick song off of “Adore”. I’m not ashamed to love this album even though fans called it the worst album. I didn’t think so. It’s a great record!)

“I Of the Morning”

(This is in my opinion the best song off of Machina/The Machines of God. Can’t believe Billy didn’t think about this one.)

“Glass and the Ghost Children”

(This song is pretty awesome. Another favorite song of mine off the first Machina album. Long track but really really good stuff. I hope Billy plays this one. Even though this song wasn’t a smash hit, it still gets a lot of attention.)

“Cash Star Car”

(Probably the best song off of Machina II. This is my favorite track off the album. Fucking tight)


(Probably my favorite track off the “Siamese Dream” album. What was Billy thinking when he didn’t include this song)

There you have it! Enjoy!


Billy Corgan shares list of songs for Smashing Pumpkins tour… yeah, you want a full fledged greatest hits tour, you got it!


Pretty cool. Billy Corgan shares a list of songs the Smashing Pumpkins plan to play at the new tour this year. This isn’t a setlist ’cause if you read above, it’s a list of songs they plan to play so the order would be different at each show. He is also asking for fans input on what songs they would like to hear on the tour. Songs that aren’t on this list.

The Pumpkins doing a cover of Led Zep’s “Stairway”? Well, that should sound interesting! Can’t wait for the bootleg youtube video of that one.


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.


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.


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.


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.



The Smashing Pumpkins got a new song out that’s pretty rockin’!!!

I’m digging the new song by the Smashing Pumpkins. This new track reminds me of the band back in the “Siamese Dream” days. Seems like Billy Corgan brought back the old-school Smashing Pumpkins sound we’ve been wanting. That’s Tommy Lee of Motley Crue on the drums. Tommy Lee played drums on the new Pumpkins album. I’ve been listening to the Pumpkins for years. I’ve heard most of the band’s albums over the years but not all of them.

I just love Billy’s unique songwriting and singing. “Siamese Dream” and “Mellie Collie” will always be the best albums by the Pumpkins, though. Those two albums are masterpieces.


Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins starts his own wrestling fed. called, Resistance Pro…

A lot of people know that Billy Corgan, is a huge wrestling fanatic much like myself. Well Billy is finally doing something in the wrestling business. He just started his own wrestling fed. called, Resistance Pro. His company will have their first live wrestling event at the Excalibur on Nov. 25th in Chicago.

Billy said in those video interviews that he doesn’t plan to wrestle in an actual match, but he said he’ll work behind the scenes of that event. He’ll be in charge of writing the storylines for the show. He said his goal with the company is to keep the wrestling old school.

Congrats to Billy and I wish him luck with the show. I’m sure fans will be videotaping the show with cell phone cameras and stuff, when they do, I’m sure videos of this show will land on youtube. You’ll be able to see what this show is like then.

Even though Billy won’t wrestle in a match, will he get himself involved in a storyline somehow? I’m sure he would write himself into a storyline. I’m sure fans who bought tickets for that show are expecting Billy to perform something that night, so I’m sure he’ll be out there.

This is a cool thing he’s doing.


Edit to add: I also wanted to say that I would think Billy is doing this wrestling thing for fun. I don’t think he’s looking to make big money off of this ’cause he’s already loaded from his music career anyway. He just loves wrestling and this is his way of being a part of it. I don’t think this wrestling company will ever be as big as WWE/TNA. Billy just wants to do something fun outside of music. If I lived in Chicago, I would certainly go to this for sure.

Report: Billy Corgan writing autobiography…

There have been quite a lot of rock musicians writing their own autobiography books these days. Billy Corgan is about to join that bandwagon. Billy is writing a book titled, “Spiritual” which will focus on the history of the Smashing Pumpkins and his personal life.

Read more on it, here.

As a Smashing Pumpkins fan, I’ll be sure to read this one. I’m interested in learning about the Smashing Pumpkins history more than his personal life. Did Billy actually have a personal life? You always wondered that because he never had much women in his life from what I remember. He dated Courtney Love briefly but that was about it. There were rumors of him dating Jessica Simpson but both of them shot the rumors down last year. I’m sure he’ll be open about the Jessica Simpson friendship in the book too.

This book is going to be an interesting read for sure.


Report: Billy Corgan finally squashes rumours of him dating Jessica Simpson, also talks wrestling, music and writing a book…

Billy Corgan, has been pretty quiet about the rumours of him dating pop star Jessica Simpson all over the web for a long while. Billy finally decides to speak out about it, squashing the dating rumours, saying they are just good friends, and that’s it. Jessica went to Billy for help on recording guitar parts for a TV show that Jessica is going to star in. Since then, Billy and Jessica developed a friendship.

Billy also talks about being a massive wrestling fan like myself, also talks music and writing a new book.

The question you have to ask is, when will Billy ever get himself a girlfriend and get himself married?

My answer is, he doesn’t have to if he doesn’t want to. In my eyes, you don’t really need a lover in your life to make your life a good one. You can be single for most of your life and still be a happy person. As long as you have music and other interests you like to do for a passion, that’s all that should matter to you. A lover will happen to you when the time comes. Whenever you think you’re ready to settle down. If music is all you want to do, that’s great.

Being with a lover will take your time away from the things you love to do as you have to rely on your partner all the time and Billy doesn’t want that. It’s seems that he wants his life to be as musical as possible. You don’t need to rush to get yourself a lover, and I am in the same boat as Billy. I’m not rushing for things as I’m happy being single currently. Stay single for as long as you want. Those that are desperate to get a lover and get married “early” are rushing things, in my opinion. You don’t need a lover by your side all the time to make yourself a happy person. I’m not that desperate about “love” and “relationships” as I’m just happy playing my guitar, working out, playing video games and watching movies or things like that.

Billy is the man, kudos!