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18 Feb 2011 19:47


Music: Hey, guess who Smashing Pumpkins’ new bassist is?

  • One of these two girls may be Nicole Fiorentino: Fiorentino recently became the band’s new bassist, and Billy Corgan claimed on Twitter after she joined, she revealed that she was one of the girls in the above album that anyone worth their salt in 1993 owned. (“Today” still sounds just as good many days later.) She said that she held the info back out of fear it would cost her the gig. Anyway, because Rolling Stone likes bursting bubbles, they got a hold of the photographer involved in this shot, who claims that Fiorentino, 31, was too old for the photo. Even though they claim this, she looks almost exactly like the girl on the right. WE WANT TO BELIEVE. source

26 Jun 2009 17:01


Music, Politics: Speaking of charity lunches, Billy Corgan is regretting his

  • I was surprised to see a minor detail I was unaware of that said the winner must pay the bill at lunch turn into an attack on me and my supposed fortune. What an @$$hole I am to not want to buy lunch?
  • Billy Corgan • Regarding the hate he’s facing from some corners of the Interweb because the winner of a charity lunch with the Smashing Zwankin has to pay the check. (Which we kind of agree is bull.) He goes on to say that he thinks it’s kind of unfair that he’s seen as a bad guy for attempting to do a noble thing, just because he’s been perceived as being a jerk in the past. How come you have to write a long rant instead of coughing up $50 for a meal, dude? At least split the check. • source

23 Apr 2009 10:24


Music: Did we mention how much we hate Billy Corgan lately?

I swear, we did. It was kind of a big deal. But he keeps doing things that makes us hate him. Stop it, Billy! source

10 Apr 2009 21:33


Music: Billy Corgan explains Smashing Pumpkins, his public persona

  • But many lack the sophistication to appreciate that just because I play a baby-faced killa upon the darkened stage that it doesn’t come close to who I really am.
  • Billy Corgan • In a lengthy manifesto. He says that the artistic complexity and diversity of his work provides hints as to his true nature as a human being. He also noted, by the way, that the Pumpkins will go on with just him, and he’s OK with that. Dude, we get it. You’re insane and you alienate your fans. It’s OK. You don’t need to explain your points any further. • source

31 Mar 2009 09:59


Music, Politics: We’re going to use this post to rail against Billy Corgan

  • Smashing suckage Hi, guys. We’re ShortFormBlog. You may know us from such posts as this one and that one. Anyway, we’re here to talk about a serious problem we’ve noticed lately – Billy Corgan’s ruining the legacy of his band, The Smashing Pumpkins. It started slowly. Then it became more obvious. Now, it’s just too much and we think Billy should stop ruining our positive memories of watching his band on MTV.
  • Lame things he did Earlier this month, Billy Corgan made his opinions known on two fronts that have the potential to hurt fans. Know the RIAA-supported Performance Rights Act, which would give Corgan money every time “Landslide” plays? He testified to Congress about it. Know that heavily-criticized Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger that’s on the table? He wrote a letter to Congress supporting it.
  • The final final strawRecently, Jimmy Chamberlain – the only other member of the band still left from the legacy era, Tinted Windows notwithstandingleft Smashing Pumpkins due to a desire not to “cash the check,” as he put it. (Is he uncomfortable with selling out his band’s legacy?) Now, the band is going to have an open call for drummers. Limp Bizkit did something like this, and we know they suck. source

28 Jan 2009 18:49


Biz, Music: The Smashing Pumpkins’ newest song gets a Super Bowl ride

  • The combination of Hyundai’s exciting new Genesis Coupe matched with music performed by Smashing Pumpkins offers the perfect ‘kick-off’ to Super Bowl advertising.
  • Joel Ewanick • Hyundai Motor America’s vice president for marketing, who we imagine was gritting his teeth when he said this phrase regarding the placement of the Smashing Pumpkins’ “FOL” in one of their Super Bowl commercials. Yo-Yo Ma also gets the placement treatment from Hyundai; Yo-Yo Ma may actually be cooler than Billy Corgan at this point. • source