This Hallowe'en, let's flashback to 2008 to a rare trick & treat, the Smashing Pumpkins Hallowe'en show. Billy was some kind of China Doll, Ginger was a dinosaur, looks like Jimmy was some kind of Sombrero Dude and I don't even know what Jeff and Lisa were. Good times though. Check 'em out as they come on out and play "Louie, Louie." Happy Hallowe'en! Check out the Shadowland Hallowe'en thread here.
The Huffington Post reports that Anderson Cooper is not a fan of Billy's recent appearance on the cover of pet magazine Paws Chicago. Apparently, this isn't an "alternative rock" enough of an image for the reporter, and his expectations have been defied. Ironically, defying expectations is something A. Coop has been known for, as he recently came out as one of the first openly gay news reporters with a headline television program. He oughta know better. If you ask me, Cooper
Today, "Being Beige," the first single for Monuments to an Elegy, was released for live streaming through the Rolling Stone website, and shortly thereafter uploaded onto Youtube. The song seems to pick up where themes from Oceania left off. Whereas Oceania at times was very much about isolation and being in the destructive moment of the break-up (Violet Rays, My Love Is Winter, Oceania), "Being Beige" seems to be about the process of moving on, picking up the pieces and wadin
According to the Smashing Pumpkins Nexus, the first single off of Monuments To An Elegy drops this Monday, and it will be "Being Beige." Per Corgan, the buzz around the album, as well as the song, is extremely positive. Here's to hoping it manifests the desire of the band to take Smashing Pumpkins music to the next level after Oceania. As a metaphor, I'd say fan expectations are "beige" as well. There is excitement in the air, but of course, there is the ambiguity of the unkn
In a new interview with The Guardian, Smashing Pumpkins drummer emeritus Jimmy Chamberlin talks about his new company, LiveOne, Inc. (of which he is the CEO) and how it can potentially revolutionize the way fans and consumers experience live content, be it from sporting events, mega-churches to of course, bands.
LiveOne seeks to use a program called CrowdSurfing that allows users to view live performances through streaming, and also connect with other fans and advertisers i
So the Monuments To An Elegy cover has now dropped, and the rumor is that it's one of the two Art Institute of Chicago lions that stand in front of the building's entrance. Just search images for "art institute lions" and see for yourself. They both look a little different from each other. One has a more pointed ear and mouth open and posed a bit differently than the other, while the other has a more rounded ear and mouth closed. My opinion is that this might be the latter on