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Taylor Swift on boys who are on a diet: 'I can't hang out with you'

Taylor Swift on boys who are on a diet: 'I can't hang out with you'

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) --Taylor Swift opened up about cooking for men while baking and day drinking with Food Network host Ina Garten.
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Smashing Pumpkins include three discs of unreleased music on 'Adore' reissue

Smashing Pumpkins include three discs of unreleased music on 'Adore' reissue

CHICAGO, April 10 (UPI) -- The Smashing Pumpkins will include three discs of previously unreleased material on their reissue of "Adore."
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Billy Corgan will release 250 copies of 'experimental' album 'AEGEA'

Billy Corgan will release 250 copies of 'experimental' album 'AEGEA'

CHICAGO, April 9 (UPI) -- Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will release a limited number of copies of his new album, "AEGEA."
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Pro wrestling tour screens for concussions

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CHICAGO, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan says the new pro wrestling league he helped form is more about preventing concussions than inflicting them.
Corgan's brother robbed, punched on train

Corgan's brother robbed, punched on train

CHICAGO, June 10 (UPI) -- Police in Chicago say they are looking for five suspects who robbed and beat the brother of rocker Billy Corgan on a train.
Corgan collapses on stage in Tampa

Corgan collapses on stage in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla., July 23 (UPI) -- Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan briefly collapsed on stage during a concert in Tampa, Fla., this week, witnesses said.

Chamberlin out of Smashing Pumpkins

CHICAGO, March 23 (UPI) -- The Smashing Pumpkins said on their Web site that drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has parted ways with the Chicago rock band.
Corgan to testify before House Committee

Corgan to testify before House Committee

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan is scheduled to testify this week before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary regarding the Performance Rights Act.

Smashing Pumpkins postpones show

CHICAGO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Smashing Pumpkins postponed a concert set for Saturday in Chicago because Billy Corgan was ill.

Smashing Pumpkins front man back on stage

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan came out of the woodwork to play a few songs at a multi-act show featuring Pete Townshend in Los Angeles.

Regrouped Pumpkins record new album

CHICAGO, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Smashing Pumpkins, an alternative rock band from Chicago that broke up in 2000, has reunited to record its first album in seven years.

Courtney Love is freed from house arrest

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Friday praised rocker/actress Courtney Love's behavior and sobriety and freed her from house arrest.

Corgan revives Smashing Pumpkins

CHICAGO, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlain are gearing up to record again as Smashing Pumpkins, but the rest of the lineup is not as clear.

Rude Aussies disrupt Corgan show

MELBOURNE, July 29 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker Billy Corgan cursed out hecklers and stormed off the stage, ending a solo concert in Melbourne, Australia.

Corgan plans to revive Smashing Pumpkins

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) -- Billy Corgan, busily promoting his first solo record, has announced plans to resurrect Smashing Pumpkins.
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Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins performs in concert at San Diego State University's Open Air Theatre on September 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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William Patrick "Billy" Corgan, Jr. (born March 17, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional poet best known as the frontman and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins. Formed by Corgan and guitarist James Iha in Chicago, Illinois in 1987, the band quickly gained steam with the addition of bassist D'arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. In three years, The Smashing Pumpkins had transformed themselves into a major label success. Strong album sales and large-scale tours propelled the band's increasing fame in the 1990s, while Chamberlin's drug problems escalated until he had to be fired. The Pumpkins continued as a three-piece until Chamberlin rejoined the band in 1999, then broke up in 2000. Corgan started a new band with Chamberlin right away, called Zwan, and after their demise, he released a solo album and a collection of poetry before setting his sights on reforming the Smashing Pumpkins.

The new version of that band, consisting of Corgan, Chamberlin, and a revolving tour lineup, released an album in 2007 and followed it with extensive touring over the next year and a half. Chamberlin left the Smashing Pumpkins in March 2009, while Corgan continued on with a new lineup, currently recording the album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope and touring.

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