The Smashing Pumpkins
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The Smashing Pumpkins

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The Smashing Pumpkins (alternately known as simply Smashing Pumpkins) is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, guitar) and James Iha (guitar), the band included D'arcy Wretzky (bass guitar) ...

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Biography

The Smashing Pumpkins (alternately known as simply Smashing Pumpkins) is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, guitar) and James Iha (guitar), the band included D'arcy Wretzky (bass guitar) and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums) in its original incarnation. It has undergone many line-up changes over the course of its existence, with the current lineup including Corgan, rhythm guitarist Jeff Schroeder and Chamberlin.

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Today
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1979
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1979
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Disarm
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Disarm
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Mayonaise
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Mayonaise
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Tonight, Tonight
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Tonight, Tonight
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Christmastime
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Christmastime
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Thirty Three
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Thirty Three
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Cherub Rock
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Cherub Rock
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Zero
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Zero
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Siva
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Siva
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Bullet With Butterfly Wings
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Bullet With Butterfly Wings
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Dancing in the Moonlight
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Dancing in the Moonlight
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Ava Adore
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Ava Adore
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Whir
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Whir
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The End Is The Beginning Is The End
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The End Is The Beginning Is The End
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I am One (Manchester Academy, 1993)
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I am One (Manchester Academy, 1993)
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Cherub Rock (Manchester Academy, 1993)
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Cherub Rock (Manchester Academy, 1993)
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Disarm (Manchester Academy, 1993)
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Disarm (Manchester Academy, 1993)
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Today (Manchester Academy, 1993)
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Today (Manchester Academy, 1993)
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Geek U.S.A.
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Geek U.S.A.
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Playlists featuring The Smashing Pumpkins
Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
Radio 1 Rocks
Radio 1 Rocks
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2016
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2016
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Christmas
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Christmas


Past BBC Events

2013 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2013 Glastonbury

2013 Glastonbury

28 June 2013
1997 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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1997 Glastonbury

27 June 1997


The Smashing Pumpkins Biography

The Smashing Pumpkins (alternately known as simply Smashing Pumpkins) is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, guitar) and James Iha (guitar), the band included D'arcy Wretzky (bass guitar) and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums) in its original incarnation. It has undergone many line-up changes over the course of its existence, with the current lineup including Corgan, rhythm guitarist Jeff Schroeder and Chamberlin.

Disavowing the punk rock roots of many of their alt-rock contemporaries, the Pumpkins have a diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, shoegazing, and electronica in later recordings. Corgan is the group's primary songwriter—his grand musical ambitions and cathartic lyrics have shaped the band's albums and songs, which have been described as "anguished, bruised reports from Billy Corgan's nightmare-land".

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