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We currently have 3,837 articles, detailing 1,174 songs across 137 albums, 84 studio sessions and 1,970 live shows.

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THEFUTUREEMBRACE.jpg TheFutureEmbrace is the debut solo album by Billy Corgan. With shoegaze and electronic elements, it deviated from most of his previous work with The Smashing Pumpkins. Arrangements followed an unusual process of splitting melodies based on their pitch and programming synths around them. The album featured guests Emilie Autumn, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, and Robert Smith of The Cure who sang on the Bee Gees cover "ToLoveSomebody". The album garnered positive critical attention, with the Alternative Press calling it "some of the most engaging music of his career".

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 "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"?
  • ...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.
  • ...the drowning Statue of Liberty on the Zeitgeist cover was meant to portray global warming and the eminent demise of many founding United States ideals? There are six editions of the album in different colors and with varying bonus tracks.
  • ...that the girls on the cover of the "Today" single are D'arcy Wretzky's sister and a family friend?

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