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BIlly Corgan To Revive Smashing Pumpkins

Reuters is reporting that singer Billy Corgan said on Tuesday (June 21) he plans to revive the SMASHING PUMPKINS, his Grammy-winning band which broke up in 2000 after more than a decade of blending alternative rock with the avant-garde.

In full-page advertisements in Chicago newspapers, the bald-headed Corgan said, "I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams."

He did not say which if any of the band's former members would be involved in the revived group, which broke through with albums such as "Gish" and "Siamese Dream".

The PUMPKINS' top selling album was "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" which came out in 1995, but as the 1990s progressed their work became increasingly obscure as tensions arose in the group.

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1. MAW writes:

Everyone should have seen this coming

# Jun 21, 2005 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RememberMetal? writes:

Feh.


hell, beyond "Feh" i'm not sure what else to say.........


The only reason he's even bothering with this is because Zwan blew up in his face, his solo venture is being called hit and miss and he wants to be relevant again.

James Iha is now in A Perfect Circle, AuF der Mar and Chamberlain have thier solo gig things now, no telling whats going on with D'arcy..........Does this sound questionable, or pathetic or strange to anyone else?

# Jun 21, 2005 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Darcy is probably shooting up in a chicago alley. So she'll be hard to find.

# Jun 21, 2005 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. korn sucks writes:

i heard he wants to change their name to : the smashingly gay rumpkins

# Jun 21, 2005 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. JOZoSo writes:

I don't know what this has to do with metal. I don't know what this has to do with music period.

# Jun 21, 2005 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. erich williams writes:

f*** ya there coming back

# Jun 21, 2005 @ 10:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brokenwings13 writes:

Wow.

Kmadd, she won't be that hard to find in an alley. The other "residents" of the alley probably threw her out.

I wonder if this will work, especially after they kicked Chamberlain out for his drug problems a couple times.

'In full-page advertisements in Chicago newspapers, the bald-headed Corgan said, "I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams."'

Yep. It was fun reading the Tribune this morning. Really fun.

# Jun 21, 2005 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. great writes:

this sucks

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 12:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. chaos writes:

just when music starts to see a bright side of life these homos decide to f*** it all up

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 2:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah, say what you want. They're better than Korn.

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 2:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. DEADMETAL writes:

hardly brokenwings ... but im glad you stand by them ...

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 2:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. DEADMETAL writes:

i cant even see comparing them to korn ... the styles are not even closely related ...

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 2:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RememberMetal? writes:

they "were" better than Korn....Were being the key thing here....These revival things almost never workout, and theres little chance he'll get the original members back together.

Besides the Pumpkins only significant albums were Siamese Dream and Melancholie.....making classic records isn't like starting your car....Corgans the one who derailed the band and drove his bandmates apesh**...twice....this just sounds like bad bad bad idea.

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 3:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. DEADMETAL writes:

was there any mention that this COULD actually happen ? ... at this point he's basically just used a public forum to beg for attention, right ? ... probably just to promote his solo album anyways ...

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 3:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brokenwings13 writes:

Why would he beg for attention with this? His solo album was released yesterday(Tuesday),and there are ads for it everywhere, I never thought I'd see his face on a commercial on ESPN, ok?

But yeah, Corgan has drove them mad, but it's not like they weren't asking for it.

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 3:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. RememberMetal? writes:

Well chamberlain and d'arcy were liabilities....Thats obvious to anyone....

Unless Corgan is so hard to work with that he drove them to drugs, which i doubt, then I imagine both parties are to blame for the departures and eventual demise of the band....That and sluggish record sales with Adore and Machina.

Bottomline....Corgans a known headcase, like Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor or Maynard Keenan......Brilliant, but because of their single mindedness, goal orientation, and "This is my show" disposition casualties happen.

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 3:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. brokenwings13 writes:

You hit the nail on the head there.

Corgan is a head case, not really like Manson, but more like Paul McCartney or John Lennon controlling. Although, in this case, there is no Yoko Ono, so it can be very different.

The attitude of "The band is me, not you. Yeah, we'll break up, but then I'll realize my musical 'genius' is crap without yours so I'll force myself to work with you for the sake of making a buck."

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 3:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. RememberMetal? writes:

ah poor George Harison and Ringo Starr.....Talk about bad spot to be in...between Lennon and McCartney.

Corgan used to call people out all the time about being very $$$$$$$$ centric. It's only fair that someone point out his own careerist tendencies now.

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 4:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. brokenwings13 writes:

Maybe it's the money, or maybe he's just bored and tired of his crappier projects like Zwan falling out.

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 4:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. chokemewithacrappycd writes:

i respect the smashing pumpkins for what they were doing at the time, if they started putting music out now, that sounded like the sh** they were playin', they wouldn't go very far...and besides, someone has to cave Corgan's charlie brown-lookin' head in with a pipe wrench, that whiny howl he has is even worse than mr Cobain's whiny yell ...yeah i said it, Kurt was a whiner, just like that turd Jon Davis..Maybe Billy should just keep his gig on Bobo the clown's show and become a constant character...younger minds seem to be easier to convince that he doesn't suck..

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. brokenwings13 writes:

Bobo? I think you mean Bozo, and from what I remember, being a Chicagoan and all, WGN canceled Bozo The Clown. Rather sad moment in my childhood.

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 5:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. bradispissed writes:

meh


gish was pretty steller

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. brokenwings13 writes:

I still listen to Gish.

I'm perfectly normal in everyway.

# Jun 22, 2005 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. thedude writes:

Again, another one of these bands I like, but they aren't metal. I personally like Siamese Dream.

# Jun 23, 2005 @ 1:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. RememberMetal? writes:

Siamese dream and Mellon Collie were absolutely perfect, timeless rock albums. Classic alt rock. Gish was good, and 9 times out of 10 I like gritty low-production affairs ( I listen to Pigdestroyer and Bad brains) but it felt like an album that could have benefitted from some studio gloss.

Problem with admitting that you like anything that isnt pure metal is that every obese anger case comes charging in with "They suck turkey anus maggots" filling their post....

Same if you like a metal-core band or a nu-metal band, some lonely bastard with undiagnosed autism launches into the worlds most vicious assault because it makes him feel better to vent some of his personal seclusion and hate on to some 9 year old with an opinion.

# Jun 23, 2005 @ 7:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. brokenwings13 writes:

That is the most hilarious and psychologically sound post I have ever read.

# Jun 23, 2005 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. PulseoftheSic writes:

Amen RememberMetal. The Smashing Pumpkins will always be one of my favorite bands of all time. Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and Adore are three of my favorite and most-listened to albums that I own. I love all these close-minded pricks who think that just because a band isn't extreme metal they suck And shame on anybody that compares the smashing pumpkins to korn......not to bash korn fans or anything, but there is NO way you can compare the brilliant and beautiful song writing of Billy Corgan to anything Jon Davis has done.

# Jun 23, 2005 @ 3:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. DEADMETAL writes:

THE THIRD PARAGRAPH OF POST 25 SOUNDS LIKE A PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BEST FRIEND"S BRAD AND MADK BROKEN ....

THIS SITE IS STARTING TO BE ALMOST UNBEARABLE ..

# Jun 23, 2005 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. PulseoftheSic writes:

Oh shut up already deadmetal. RememberingMetal actually makes intelligent posts without constantly making fun of individuals for their opinion. Nobody respects you (as far as I know).

# Jun 23, 2005 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Mike Tyson writes:

1. Smashing Pumpkins are not metal they are alternative.
2. Smshing Pumpkins are and always will be better than KoRn. (I'm not comparing apples and oranges here, I comparing pumkins and Korn. And KoRn ruined metal and they will always suck.
3. Billy Corgan is a head case
4. Billy needs money
5. Reunions are always about money look at the Rolling Stones and Motley Crue
6. Good luck Billy

More on the KoRn part musically they suck except for drums. Guitars sucked no talent involved, Feildy still hasnt learned that playing bass involves using notes not just smacking it to death. Jonathans voice sucks he cant do anything cool with it like King Diamond or Rob Halford. Maybe KoRn is about the music well sorry their music sucked the idea of talent out of metal.

# Jun 24, 2005 @ 12:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. brokenwings13 writes:

So do you Mike.
:)

# Jun 24, 2005 @ 12:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. RememberMetal? writes:

heh....never thought I'd say this...

I agree with Mike Tyson

Smashing Pumpkins were on a higher intellectual level than Korn ever has been or will be. The emotions more concise, poetic and articulate, the music more diverse.

Korn are (...were, first album anyway) more about the phenomenon of pent up rage from an imploded childhood. They did this well at first but as most fans and critics noticed, you can only take this topic so far before you run it into the ground. Jon Davis sounds as though he's gotten all the gutteral anger out of his system by their 3rd record. Thus, less interesting music.

I don't feel like Korn ruined metal so to speak....That honor might go to the likes of Warrant, Poison, Stryper, Winger and Britny Fox....eeesh....That was traumatic just recalling those bands. My apologies and sympathies go to fans of those bands, but they genuinely seem to sorely lack emotional and intellectual content....something Smashing Pumpkins had in great abundance, and while not intellectually headstrong Korn 'was' a powder keg of angst and rage.

# Jun 24, 2005 @ 4:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. brokenwings13 writes:

I have to say this. There is only one Iron Mike in this world and it ain't Tyson.

Mike Ditka.

Damn.

# Jun 24, 2005 @ 4:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. RememberMetal? writes:

da bears

# Jun 24, 2005 @ 5:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. brokenwings13 writes:

Damn straight!

# Jun 24, 2005 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. PulseoftheSic writes:

Lets compare Smashing Pumpkins and Korn by their lyrical content:

"...and in the land of star covered lovers, and barren hearted wanderers
forever lost in forsaken missives and satan's pull
we seek the unseekable and we speak the unspeakable
our hopes dead gathering dust to dust
in faith, in compassion, and in love."
-Smashing Pumpkins, "cupid de locke"

ok....now lets look at Korn

"Shut up....Shut up....Shut up or I'll f*** you up."
Korn, "Right Now"

Ahem......I think I've made my point.

# Jun 24, 2005 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. DEADMETAL writes:

i thought we all agreed that korn doesnt compare to smashing pumpkins in any way ... korn is angst ridden nu-metal and smashing pumpkins is good old alt-rock ... no comaprison needed ...

# Jun 24, 2005 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. PulseoftheSic writes:

I know, I just wanted to put a nail on the coffin for good measure

# Jun 24, 2005 @ 7:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. DEADMETAL writes:

ok just makin' sure thats the same length nail as the one slipknot put on their career :)

# Jun 24, 2005 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. brokenwings13 writes:

Lol.

# Jun 24, 2005 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. bradispissed writes:

god i hate billy idol

# Jun 25, 2005 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. brokenwings13 writes:

Congratulations.

Email me. I have this crapass template and I don't know if it was your addy or my template, so freaking talk to me here!

# Jun 25, 2005 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. PulseoftheSic writes:

Hey Deadmetal, how has slipknot put a nail on the coffin of their career? They are more popular than they have ever been, their new album went platinum, and people can't seem to stop discussing them on this website (or any other metal website for that matter). I'm not trying to be obnoxious, I'm just curious why you think that.

# Jun 25, 2005 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. brokenwings13 writes:

Uh oh, you asking for it.

# Jun 25, 2005 @ 7:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. PulseoftheSic writes:

I'm asking for it? hahahaha, if you're refering to "deadmetal", I have yet to see an intelligent post from him. Most of the things he says are extremely comical.

# Jun 25, 2005 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. brokenwings13 writes:

Not necessarily from him. Everyone else.

# Jun 25, 2005 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. PulseoftheSic writes:

Well....the post I made seemed pretty respectable/decent.....so I don't really understand why I would be bashed for what I said...?

# Jun 25, 2005 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. PulseoftheSic writes:

Hold on a sec....is this one of those boards where people aren't open to intelligent discussion and just rag on others because of their musical preference? And Brokenwings13....please stop kissing other peoples ass...it makes you look like a pawn

# Jun 25, 2005 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. brokenwings13 writes:

I kiss no one's ass.

Don't start with me ok? I'm just saying that most people would start yelling at you about it because it has to do with Slipknot.

Personally, I thought it was a good post and it got the point across. But to someone else, it'll be different.

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