Tag Archives: Smashing Pumpkins

Five From the Archive: Smashing Pumpkins in 2011

Rolling Stone recently ran a Readers’ Poll of The Best Smashing Pumpkins Songs, as selected by their readers. The response was so large and varied that they decided to make it a Top 20 list instead of the regular Top 10 with Rolling Stone Readers’ Polls. I had been planning on running a Five From the Archive piece … Continue reading Five From the Archive: Smashing Pumpkins in 2011

D’Arcy Dishes on Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson, and Davy Jones

Original Smashing Pumpkins bass player D’Arcy Wretzky unexpectedly called in to Q101 on their request line to ask about an upcoming Davy Jones show and to find out the name of the band who sings “Panic Switch.” What you are about to hear is the unedited phone call. Edited versions of this have aired on … Continue reading D’Arcy Dishes on Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson, and Davy Jones

Whatever happened to the Chicago Alternative Class of 1993?

Chicago Sun-Times pop music critic Jim DeRogatis takes a look back to the promising music scene in Chicago in the mid-90s: The curse of alternative nostalgia: What the heck happened to the Class of ’93? For those of you too young to remember or too otherwise occupied to give a shit at the time, the … Continue reading Whatever happened to the Chicago Alternative Class of 1993?

Iha and D'Arcy Sue for Pumpkins Royalties

Just when we’d almost forgotten that they were ever even in the band, James Iha and D’Arcy Wretzky-Brown have sued Virgin Records for not paying them for “music downloads and other digitally delivered Smashing Pumpkins music.” Iha and Wretzky-Brown, who were founding members of the Smashing Pumpkins, said in their lawsuit that, five years after … Continue reading Iha and D'Arcy Sue for Pumpkins Royalties

Pumpkins Sue Over Credibility

Claiming that Virgin Records’ use of Smashing Pumpkins songs in various promotional deals has damaged the band’s artistic credibility, the Smashing Pumpkins filed suit against their label for unspecified damages and an injunction to stop the label from future deals. The band claims that the label is not authorized to make these sorts of deals … Continue reading Pumpkins Sue Over Credibility

Smashing Pumpkins Giving Up on Albums?

“Billy and I are going to start working every day like we used to, but I don’t think we will make records again,” Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain was quoted in a BuzzNet post.. The idea seems to be to exploit the trend going back to singles as fans buy more individual songs and fewer … Continue reading Smashing Pumpkins Giving Up on Albums?