SPCodex:In the news
May 12, 2022
- Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder become the second rock band to ever have their handprints added to the cement outside the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. James Iha was not feeling well and was unable to make the ceremony.
May 11, 2022
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce the autumn 2022 Spirits On Fire tour with Jane's Addiction on The Howard Stern Show.
April 30, 2022
April 25, 2022
April 20, 2022
- Jeff Schroeder is interviewed on the Audio Ink Radio podcast. He mentions that recording for The Smashing Pumpkins upcoming 33-song album has completed.
April 19, 2022
- The Lake Forest Academy is taking bids on a one-hour private drum lesson with Jimmy Chamberlin, with proceeds benefiting LFA's Gala on April 30.
April 15, 2022
- Billy Corgan is inviting fans to submit their cover of "Solara". The winning cover will be used as the theme song for the next NWA pay-per-view. Submissions are accepted through May 15.
April 13, 2022
April 11, 2022
April 4, 2022
March 24, 2022
March 14, 2022
- Billy Corgan is interviewed on My Mom's Basement with Robbie Fox, mostly discussing NWA and wrestling.
March 9, 2022
March 2, 2022
February 28, 2022
February 22, 2022
February 18, 2022
February 17, 2022
- The Frank Catalano and Jimmy Chamberlin show scheduled for February 19 is postponed after Chamberlin tests positive for COVID-19.
February 17, 2022
- It is announced that The Smashing Pumpkins will perform in Mexico for the first time since March 2013.
February 2, 2022
February 2, 2022
- Jeff Schroeder will be featured on The Continuance Foundation's Conversations About Mental Health program on February 7, 2022.
February 1, 2022
- Katie Cole announces that the background vocals for the new 33-song Smashing Pumpkins album is complete.
January 28, 2022
January 7, 2022
- Billy Corgan will perform an encore presentation for the A Bowie Celebration 2021 live stream event.
December 20, 2021
- Billy Corgan announces that the first copies of the Live at the Viper Room archive release are shipping out now, adding that fans should "be excited about what's coming in 2022".
December 20, 2021
- Billy Corgan announces a Christmas-themed concert on Instagram Live. It airs live for free from Madame ZuZu's on Wednesday, December 22 at 6 PM CT (00:00 UTC) with no audience. It will stream from the @williampcorgan private account.
December 18, 2021
December 17, 2021
December 10, 2021
- Billy Corgan and Chloe Mendel join Cameo, planning to record 100 personalized greetings to raise money for PAWS Chicago
December 7, 2021
- Jeff Schroeder does an op-ed blog post for Line 6, making some of his digital guitar effects pedal settings available for download.
November 21, 2021
November 17, 2021
- Jimmy Chamberlin is featured in the Lincoln Presidential Museum's exhibit, State of Sound: A World of Music from Illinois.
October 28, 2021
- Billy Corgan performs "A Song for a Son" in a live-stream event for the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
October 20, 2021
- Long-time producer, engineer and close member of the SP family, Bjorn Thorsrud, has passed away from what is believed to have been a heart attack.
October 19, 2021
October 6, 2021
- In an IGTV post, Billy Corgan said that a reissue of the When a Man Falls in the Forest could occur in tandem with the Zeitgeist reissue.
September 23, 2021
September 22, 2021
September 20, 2021
- In a IGTV post, Billy Corgan hints at the possibility of a jam-style reincarnation of Zwan, billed again as The Djali Zwan, that would include at least Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin. It is just an idea at this stage.
September 18, 2021
- Madame ZuZu's announces eight solo Storytellers-style Billy Corgan shows for October. Tickets sell out in around 10 minutes.
September 17, 2021
- The Smashing Pumpkins play their first live show in over two years at Riot Fest. "Quiet" is performed for the first time outside a VIP show since Lollapalooza 1994.
August 26, 2021
July 31, 2021
- The Smashing Pumpkins' second archive release, Live at the Viper Room 1998 goes on sale and sells out within two days. It is not expected to ship for another 6-8 months due to global vinyl shortages.
July 30, 2021
July 16, 2021
- Billy Corgan and Sumerian Records CEO Ash Avildsen announce they are in talks to release reissues of Zeitgeist, Mary Star of the Sea, TheFutureEmbrace and Chicago Kid through Sumerian.
July 14, 2021
July 9, 2021
June 21, 2021
June 14, 2021
- Sierra Swan announces that her, Billy Corgan and a friend Hillary Williams are creating a country/bluegrass record together.
June 11, 2021
- AFI's eleventh studio album Bodies is released, containing the track "Dulcería" co-written by Billy Corgan.
June 9, 2021
June 6, 2021
- The NWA releases "When Our Shadows Fall" with the theme song written and recorded by Jeff Schroeder.
June 3, 2021
- Billy Corgan is interviewed on Z-104.5 The Edge's Slater Interviews program. In particular, he announces the Machina re-issue is ready to go but halted due to a worldwide vinyl shortage, and the possibility of releasing Zeitgeist through Sumerian Records in the near future.
June 1, 2021
- Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder appear on Amoeba Music's What's In My Bag? program, sharing some of their favorite records.
May 30, 2021
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce the first archival release, Live in Japan 1992 at the Gish-aversary event.
May 29, 2021
- The Smashing Pumpkins celebrate the 30th anniversary of Gish with a special Gish-aversary event at Madame ZuZu's, including a listening of the LP and a Q&A with Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin.
May 27, 2021
- The Smashing Pumpkins launch the #Gish30 coloring contest in support of 30 years of Gish. Submissions are accepted through June 15. The winner will receive $50 worth of store credit.
May 24, 2021
- The Smashing Pumpkins launch the #Gish30 scavenger hunt to celebrate 30 years of Gish. One winner will receive a limited edition merch collection.
May 20, 2021
May 14, 2021
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce their first tour date of 2021: Riot Fest in Chicago, scheduled for September 17-19. Other headliners include Nine Inch Nails and Run the Jewels.
May 14, 2021
May 5, 2021
- James Iha along with Tinted Windows members Taylor Hanson and Bun E. Carlos perform at a live stream tribute event for bassist Adam Schlesinger, who died of COVID-19 on April 1, 2020.
April 30, 2021
April 26, 2021
- The Smashing Pumpkins launch the #RamonaCanvasContest to create album art for the "Ramona" single. Winner will have their art featured on Spotify. Submissions are accepted until May 9.
April 8, 2021
March 30, 2021
- Billy Corgan confirms the Archives releases will be vinyl-only and available by pre-order once vinyl manufacturing issue is figured out.
- Corgan expects the Mellon Collie/Machina sequel to be finished in 5 to 7 months, with a new song released before the end of the year.
March 22, 2021
- Sumerian Records releases "Ramona" to radio.
March 15, 2021
March 8, 2021
- Jeff Schroeder, Jack Bates, his father Peter Hook, and Shane Graham do a livestream cover of New Order's "Ceremony" to benefit touring crews struggling financially from the pandemic.
March 1, 2021
February 23, 2021
February 11, 2021
February 16, 2021
- Twenty finalists for the CYR cover contest have been announced. Vote on your favorites by February 22 at cyrcontest
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
February 2, 2021
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce the CYR cover contest to win merchandise. Submissions are accepted until February 11
December 19, 2020
- Billy Corgan announces the Machina remix project has completed, and only needs mastering and artwork.
December 17, 2020
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce the 7 Days of CYR-mas giveaway. Each day a new way to win free merch is announced.
December 11, 2020
December 3, 2020
- Billy Corgan pays tribute to Alice in Chains by covering "Check My Brain" for the MoPOP Founders Award 2020 benefit show.
November 27, 2020
- The final episode of In Ashes is released exclusively on Apple Music.
November 24, 2020
- The animated music video for "Wyttch" is released, serving as the fourth episode of the In Ashes series.
November 21, 2020
November 20, 2020
- The Smashing Pumpkins release the final single from CYR, "Purple Blood" with "Dulcet in E" as the backing track.
November 13, 2020
October 30, 2020
- The Smashing Pumpkins release the fourth single from CYR, "Ramona", along with a music video. "Wyttch" served as an accompanying A-side.
October 22, 2020
- Billy Corgan announces The Smashing Pumpkins' plans to produce a 33-song concept album serving as a sequel to Mellon Collie (Zero) and Machina (Glass)
- Corgan announces the Machina re-issue is currently being remixed, with the newly tracked album at around 50–51 songs, excluding bonus material.
- Corgan announces the band's next tour will be a full production Mellon Collie-themed arena tour, though the album will not be played start-to-finish
October 16, 2020
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce those who pre-save CYR will be entered into a drawing to win a signed deluxe boxset of the album autographed by Billy Corgan.
October 2, 2020
- The Smashing Pumpkins launch an online archive portal where Corgan shares rare imagery throughout his career, with new installments to be released weekly
September 25, 2020
- The Smashing Pumpkins release episodes 1 and 2 of the In Ashes animation series
September 24, 2020
- Part 1 of the 25th anniversary of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness begins with SP's collaboration with HUF. Most items sell out within hours and the site crashes from the surge of traffic.
September 18, 2020
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce their new double album with 20 songs, entitled CYR, due to be released on November 27.
- The band announces In Ashes, a 5-part animated series directed by Corgan. Episodes 1 & 2 to be released September 25.
August 28, 2020
August 26, 2020
- ritual.smashingpumpkins.com launches, with an interactive VR-style puzzle. Once completed, the user is emailed a discount code to the online store.
August 25, 2020
- A teaser of the new Smashing Pumpkins single surfaces, and music recognition software leaks the title as being "Cyr".
August 15, 2020
- Jimmy Chamberlin Complex release a single called "Humility", and announce a new album, Honor, to be released on September 25.
August 14, 2020
- smashingpumpkins.com now displays several countdown timers, presumably for upcoming Shiny Vol. 2 releases and perhaps the Machina re-issue.
July 21, 2020
- Billy Corgan reports that all original Smashing Pumpkins music videos will soon be re-released in HD format.
July 17, 2020
- A cover of "Tear" by The Garden of Earthly Delights is announced as the winner of the #AdoreMyCover contest.
July 9, 2020
- The #AdoreMyCover contest has been narrowed down to five finalists and fans are invited to vote for the winner. Voting closes on July 13.
June 14, 2020
June 8, 2020
- Due to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, The Smashing Pumpkins are forced to cancel the Rock Invasion 2 Tour.
June 6, 2020
- The Smashing Pumpkins are inviting fans to submit covers of Adore songs to mark the 22nd anniversary of its release. Winners will have their videos featured on official social channels and receive a merch prize pack or credits for the online store. 
June 1, 2020
- Billy Corgan releases a follow-up IGTV video to the recently released track-by-track deep dive of Gish.
May 29, 2020
- Billy Corgan releases a track-by-track deep dive of Gish, in honor of its 29th anniversary since being released in 1991.
April 30, 2020
- American indie rock band Sir Sly releases "All Your Love", co-written and co-produced by Billy Corgan, who also played the bass part.
April 22, 2020
- As of late April, many bootleg albums have appeared on streaming services. Because they are showing up in official SP channels, Billy informs fans they are not legitimate, nor has the audio quality been vetted.