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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 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.
- ...that Sharon Osbourne briefly managed The Smashing Pumpkins in late 1999?
- ...that months prior to Zeitgeist's release, two thieves broke into the band's rehearsal space, stole photographs of the album booklet artwork and leaked them online? They were arrested by Chicago Police and charged with felony burglary.
- ...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 a cheat code in the game Doom is a reference to a 1993 Usenet joke called Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles Of Putrid Debris (SPISPOPD), and this is reason the Doom explosion sound was sampled in "Where Boys Fear to Tread"?
February 23, 2021
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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