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We currently have 4,156 articles, detailing 1,291 songs across 145 albums, 85 studio sessions and 2,093 live shows.

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Album of the week

SmashingPumpkins-Gish.jpg Gish is the debut studio album by The Smashing Pumpkins. Frontman Billy Corgan has variously described Gish as a "very spiritual album" and "an album about spiritual ascension". Gish received positive reviews from critics, and was eventually certified platinum (one million copies shipped) by the RIAA. On April 1, 2019 Rolling Stone magazine ranked Gish the 32nd greatest grunge album of all time.

Song of the day

At nearly 10 minutes duration, "Glass and the Ghost Children" is the longest track on The Smashing Pumpkins' fifth studio album, Machina/The Machines of God. The middle section features various clips from Machina II's "Le Deux Machina". Machina served as a concept album about rock star named Zero (based on the public persona of Billy Corgan) hearing the voice of God, renaming himself Glass, and renaming his band The Machines of God. Fans of the band were referred to as the "Ghost Children".

Did you know...

  • ...that the original cover for Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was supposed to picture a Victorian-style set with the full band in costume, but the artist demanded too much money?
  • ...that the In Ashes animated series was named after Sumerian Records CEO, Ash Avildsen? The joke was that by signing with Sumerian Records, The Smashing Pumpkins and Sumerian are "going to go up in flames … and end up in ashes."
  • ...that briefly there was belief that one of the girls on the cover of Siamese Dream was actually former bassist Nicole Fiorentino? The actual girls were later found and reunited in 2018.
  • ...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 Billy Corgan briefly worked with basketball superstar and rapper Shaquille O'Neal? Corgan began work on a track loosely inspired by Dr. Dre, but the collaboration fell through. The drumbeats that survived were used in "Eye", which appeared on the Lost Highway soundtrack.

In the news

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February 1, 2023

  • The Smashing Pumpkins announce that The World Is a Vampire festival will see the band return to Australia for the first time since 2015 for a 10-date run.

Today in history


  • 1994: "Disarm" was released in the UK (CD 2)

Live shows

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