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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: I Was The Youngest Person at a Smashing Pumpkins Show And It Was Super Weird

Live Review: I Was The Youngest Person at a Smashing Pumpkins Show And It Was Super Weird

Smashing Pumpkins Liz Phair March 25, 2016 The Masonic As a ‘90s-baby-turned-twenty-something, I pretty much exist to remind people 35 and over just how long it’s been since the ‘90s. And there were a lot of people over the…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Billy Corgan Likes Donald Trump, Liam Payne is Down With the Gayness, and Rita Ora is Clickbait

This Week: Billy Corgan Likes Donald Trump, Liam Payne is Down With the Gayness, and Rita Ora is Clickbait

Everyone's gone next-level this week. Whether its FKA Twigs incorporating a dance routine into a radio show, Motorhead taking their song "Vibrator" to a literal level, or REM's Mike Mills tweeting private quotes from Michael Stipe, no one's keeping it…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Grimes Kicks Ass, Morrissey Takes Names, and a Sad Farewell to Bobbi Kristina

This Week: Grimes Kicks Ass, Morrissey Takes Names, and a Sad Farewell to Bobbi Kristina

This week, the world's getting turned upside down one quote at a time. We've got Billy Corgan trying to have fun, Azealia Banks not caring about her career (in Australia at least), and Skrillex becoming a life coach. As we…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New on Video: Riot-Grrrl Religiosity in <i>Stigmata</i>

New on Video: Riot-Grrrl Religiosity in Stigmata

Remember when we had it on good authority that the world would end, or Jesus would return, or that there would be some kind of big spirituality-tinged shakeup on Y2K, along with the lights going out and the…
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Music, All Shook Down Christina Does Britney, Gaga Does American Horror Story, Madonna Does Superhuman

Christina Does Britney, Gaga Does American Horror Story, Madonna Does Superhuman

“High five. You had to go up. And that’s the upper, upper echelon. I’m not even a hater. I give you a slap on the back, booty, everything. Do your thing! Good game!” Chris Brown is remarkably enthusiastic about…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Sex Pistols Get Fat, Lenny Kravitz Gets Ladies, and Morrissey Gets Stitched Up

This Week: Sex Pistols Get Fat, Lenny Kravitz Gets Ladies, and Morrissey Gets Stitched Up

"As my 25th birthday present from the media, I'd like for you to stop accusing all my friends of dating me. #thirsty" Taylor Swift: not doing any of her friends right now. (Twitter) "VEGANS... GO AWAY! not everyone wants…
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Music, All Shook Down 5 of Billy Corgan's Most Entertaining Feuds

5 of Billy Corgan's Most Entertaining Feuds

This week is an insanely exciting one for Smashing Pumpkins fans, old and new alike. Tomorrow, Dec. 9, sees the release of latest album, Monuments to an Elegy, and, just two days later, Billy Corgan and co. are playing…
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Music, All Shook Down The Smashing Pumpkins, As They Currently Exist, Will Rock the Warfield Dec. 11

The Smashing Pumpkins, As They Currently Exist, Will Rock the Warfield Dec. 11

Billy Corgan may have completely revamped the Smashing Pumpkins' lineup when he resurrected the band in 2007, but it's gonna take a lot more than to knock them out of the realm of alt-rock royalty. Touring for the new…
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Music, All Shook Down RIP Wayne Static: The Metal World Mourns

RIP Wayne Static: The Metal World Mourns

Expressions of shock and sadness flooded social media over the weekend, as the rock world learned of the sudden passing of Wayne Wells, a.k.a. Wayne Static, best known for his work with popular L.A. metal outfit, Static-X. The news…
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Calendar, Night&Day Walk The Walk

Walk The Walk

Alexandra Naughton started publishing Be About It as a zine back in September of 2010. Published roughly twice a year, Be About It has a very simple and appealing aesthetic; the writing is both experimental and accessible. The zine…
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Music, Billy Corgan on the Death and Rebirth of the Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan on the Death and Rebirth of the Smashing Pumpkins

E.E. Cummings said, "To destroy is always the first step in any creation." For Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, destruction and creation are a way of life. "A good artist is willing to die many times over," Corgan tells us…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday: Smashing Pumpkins Press on with New Faces and New Songs at the Fox Theater

Friday: Smashing Pumpkins Press on with New Faces and New Songs at the Fox Theater

Smashing Pumpkins Oct. 7, 2011 Fox Theater Better than: Fasting. Perhaps we shouldn't use Friday night's Jewish holiday for the purposes of a rock concert review, but Billy Corgan has a lot he should probably be atoning for: being…
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Music, All Shook Down One '90s Reunion That Won't Happen: The Smashing Pumpkins

One '90s Reunion That Won't Happen: The Smashing Pumpkins

This '90s revival thing is off the hook. Even Soundgarden is getting back together after 14 years to drive around the U.S. and blast old, loud-ass songs like "Spoonman" and "Fell on Black Days" to apparently eager audiences. But…
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Music, All Shook Down Hear a New Smashing Pumpkins Song, "Owata," and Ponder Billy Corgan's Cheerful Oblivion

Hear a New Smashing Pumpkins Song, "Owata," and Ponder Billy Corgan's Cheerful Oblivion

It wouldn't be a full-on '90s revival without an actual '90s band trying to get in on the party by releasing music looong after its prime. So who's making the most voluminous attempt? Naturally, it's the Smashing Pumpkins -- or,…
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Music, Hole returns amid all that Courtney confusion

Hole returns amid all that Courtney confusion

Room, meet the rhinoplastied elephant in a tutu. To address the new Hole record, Nobody's Daughter, without considering Courtney Love's chaos-prone reputation — the "Courtney Love Monster," as she recently described it on Twitter — is to analyze the recent…
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Music, All Shook Down Davey-D Sides With Clear Channel in Performance Rights Dispute

Davey-D Sides With Clear Channel in Performance Rights Dispute

Boy, this is an ironic world, ain't it? Former KMEL DJ Davey-D--fired by Clear Channel in 2001 after he broadcast interviews with Barbara Lee and Boots Riley which criticized the war in Iraq--has come out in support of the commercial…
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Music, All Shook Down Smashing Pumpkins File Lawsuit Against Virgin Records

Smashing Pumpkins File Lawsuit Against Virgin Records

Maybe it's because of their unwavering integrity, maybe it's because they haven't made an album in years and need the dough, but Billy Corgan and the rest of the Smashing Pumpkins have filed a lawsuit against their former label…
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Music, Reviewed Billy and His Rotting Fruit

Billy and His Rotting Fruit

When Billy Corgan took out a full-page ad in the Chicago Tribune to announce the reformation of the Smashing Pumpkins, few would have guessed that we would get Zwan instead. But perhaps it was just wishful thinking on our part.…
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Music, Misc. Reviews: Lindon Kwesi Johnson

Misc. Reviews: Lindon Kwesi Johnson

Unlike such come-lately scribes as Jewel and Billy Corgan, Jamaican-born, U.K.-based "dub poet" Linton Kwesi Johnson had released books of his work years before he recorded a single verse. Still, most know LKJ for his albums containing spoken-word portraits of…
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Music, Reviewed Pajo

Pajo

Fresh from making a few thousand indie rock die-hards collectively wet their pants by embarking on a reunion tour with his former band, Slint, the prolific David Pajo releases yet another solo project, though the first bearing his actual name.…
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