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Look to the Sky is the second solo album from James Iha, released on March 14, 2012 in Japan, and released globally the following September. It featured many guest collaborations, including Karen O and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Sara Quin (Tegan and Sara), Nathan Larson (Shudder To Think), Nina Persson (The Cardigans), Tom Verlaine (Television) and Mike Garson. "To Who Knows Where" acted as the lead single supporting the international release. The album received positive critical reviews, with Chicago Sun-Times writing "Iha shows up with this well-written, beautifully played set as a gentle reminder of his talent.".
"Gossamer" is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins that was an Zeitgeist outtake. No studio recording has been made available, but it was performed regularly during the summer leg of the Zeitgeist tour, and a common feature of the band's live sets up to 2010. Its debut at the first Paris show in 2007 indicates that it was written during the Zeitgeist sessions, but this is not confirmed. The song duration typically ranges from 15 to 35 minutes. It was recorded live at the Fillmore and was released on the DVD If All Goes Wrong.
- ...that "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" was one of 165 songs strongly recommended to be pulled from radio following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks?
- ...that the compact disc version of the Pisces Iscariot cover depicts a blurry Polaroid photo of Billy Corgan's ex-wife, Chris Fabian?
- ...that the renowned Gish guitar (stolen in 1991 and returned to Corgan 27 years later), was sold to Corgan by Jimmy Chamberlin, even though it wasn't his to sell?
- ...that the girls on the cover of the "Today" single are D'arcy Wretzky's sister and a family friend?
- ...that Corgan originally intended for "Jellybelly" to be the first single from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness?
February 23, 2021
February 11, 2021
February 8, 2021
- Milwaukee's FM 102.1 is hosting a virtual tea party with Billy Corgan. Each day until then, one fan who entered the daily drawing will get to attend the tea party.
February 6, 2021
- The Butch Vig side project, 5 Billion in Diamonds, announces the limited edition double vinyl of their 2020 album Divine Accidents features a bonus track with Jimmy Chamberlin on drums
December 19, 2020
Today in history
- 1992: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Club Quatro; Tokyo, JP
- 1994: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Astoria Theatre; London, UK
- 1996: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Todoroki Arena; Kawasaki, JP
- 1997: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Madison Square Garden; New York, NY, US – 39th Annual Grammy Awards
- 1998: (James Iha) Virgin Radio 105.8 FM; London, UK
- 2004: (Billy Corgan) Haray Caray's; Chicago, IL, US
- 2008: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Colorline Arena; Hamburg, DE