SPCodex:In the news
May 30, 2023
- Madame ZuZu's announces the next archive release, Neath The Darkest Eves, including four unreleased tracks, to be released on June 13, 2023.
May 29, 2023
- Billy Corgan plays a surprise show at Madame ZuZu's.
May 14, 2023
- Billy Corgan is interviewed on the Mystic Mix Tape podcast. The episode has not yet been released.
May 10, 2023
- Billy Corgan is interviewed on the Zach Sang Show, and in Rock On Magazine.
May 7, 2023
- It is announced that Billy Corgan will have a cameo in the upcoming The Muppets Mayhem comedy musical series, debuting on Disney+ on May 10.
May 6, 2023
- The Smashing Pumpkins release a trailer to promote ATUM, directed by Kevin Kerslake (who directed videos for "Empires" and "Cherub Rock").
April 13, 2023
- "Empires" is released as the third single from ATUM, featuring a music video directed by Kevin Kerslake (who also directed the video for "Cherub Rock").
March 31, 2023
- "Spellbinding" is featured during the end credits of the new Adam Sandler film Murder Mystery 2 on Netflix.
March 28, 2023
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce the new single from ATUM, "Spellbinding", along with the North American leg of the The World Is A Vampire tour on the The Howard Stern Show.
March 27, 2023
- Billy Corgan recalls his time in Sedona, Arizona in the Condé Nast Traveler.
March 10, 2023
- Jimmy Chamberlin is interviewed by Beat.
March 1, 2023
- Billy Corgan is interviewed by Creem.
February 22, 2023
- The Smashing Pumpkins will play an intimate show as part of BottleRock AfterDark on May 25, 2023.
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.
January 31, 2023
- The Smashing Pumpkins released ATUM: Act Two on streaming worldwide.
January 27, 2023
- "PIGS", a song co-written/produced by Billy Corgan, engineered by the late Bjorn Thorsrud, and performed by We Are Pigs, is released.
January 26, 2023
- The Zwan single "Honestly" is featured on the soundtrack to the game Hi-Fi Rush.
January 22, 2023
- Billy Corgan performs "To Sheila" at Lisa Marie Presley's funeral.
January 18, 2023
- Sierra Swan's EP Tangerines is released on vinyl.
January 9, 2023
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce their appearance at the Bottlerock festival, taking place in May 2023.
December 21, 2022
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce they are writing and recording the follow-up album to ATUM.
December 13, 2022
- Madame ZuZu's announces the Madame ZuZu's Holiday Show for December 22 featuring Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Frank Catalano and Sierra Swan. Tickets quickly sold out, but the show ultimately had to be cancelled due to weather.
December 13, 2022
- Billy Corgan is interviewed by Rick Beato, discussing "Tonight, Tonight" and "Muzzle" in detail, among other songs.
December 2, 2022
- James Iha is enlisted as a composer for the upcoming TV sitcom, That '90s Show.
November 22, 2022
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce "The World Is A Vampire" festival in Mexico for March 4, 2023, also featuring Interpol, Peter Hook and the Light, among other openers. Tickets go on sale November 28.
November 20, 2022
- The Rubano Tapes Vol. 2 is announced, with sales through Madame ZuZu's available starting November 25.
November 18, 2022
- Act I of ATUM is named Rock Album of the Week by Deezer
November 16, 2022
- A "special acoustic performance" by Billy Corgan at Los Angeles' KROQ-FM studio is announced for November 22.
November 13, 2022
- Following Billy Corgan's vocal troubles at the Seattle show, he is diagnosed with laryngitis and The Smashing Pumpkins are forced to cancel the date at Portland.
November 11, 2022
- Billy Corgan is interviewed by The Guardian.
November 3, 2022
- Billy Corgan is interviewed on the Setting the Standard: Stories from the Great American Songbook podcast.
November 1, 2022
- Jeff Schroeder, James Iha and Jack Bates take over the official Yamaha Guitars IG account for the day, sharing behind the scenes footage before the show in St. Louis.
October 20, 2022
- Billy Corgan is interviewed on the Reinvented with Jen Eckhart podcast.
October 16, 2022
- "Mayonaise" by The Smashing Pumpkins is featured on Wheel of Fortune.
October 14, 2022
- Katie Cole releases her new single, "One More Time".
September 20, 2022
- Billy Corgan is interviewed on the The Zane Lowe Show.
September 20, 2022
- The Smashing Pumpkins new single, "Beguiled", is released.
September 19, 2022
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce their new album, ATUM, with preorders available for VIZ members.
September 13, 2022
- Billy Corgan announces his new podcast, Thirty-Three, will debut on September 20.
September 10, 2022
- Chloe Mendel turns 30 years old, a day ending with a marriage proposal from Billy Corgan to which Mendel of course said 'yes'.
September 9, 2022
- A second intimate Smashing Pumpkins club show for the Spirits on Fire tour is announced, taking place at Metro on September 20. It will be their first show at Metro in 10 years.
September 9, 2022
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce they will release their new single, "Beguiled", on September 20.
August 30, 2022
- Jimmy Chamberlin is interviewed on the Lombardi Live! show. Among other things, Chamberlin reveals the new album will be released in 2023.
August 19, 2022
- The Smashing Pumpkins debut the new Pumpkin Patch newsletter (their first fan newsletter in ~30 years), through the band's normal email platform. Some fans report the emails were sent to their spam folder.
August 18, 2022
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce an intimate night at Irving Plaza in New York City. Visit Audacy's website to enter for a free trip to the show.
July 31, 2022
- Billy Corgan makes a guest appearance on guitar (including a solo) during the Porno for Pyros set at Lollapalooza 2022.
July 29, 2022
- Butch Vig super group '5 Billion in Diamonds' releases a new single featuring Jimmy Chamberlin on drums
July 14, 2022
- Billy Corgan and Chloe Mendel announce Together and Together Again: a concert at Madame ZuZu's on July 27, 2022 benefiting the Highland Park community in the wake of the Highland Park parade shooting. Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin will be performing along with other members of the Pumpkins family.
July 13, 2022
- The Smashing Pumpkins host a giveaway for fan-submitted Siamese Dream cover art, with a randomly selected winner receiving two tickets to the Spirits On Fire tour. Submissions are accepted through July 26.
July 7, 2022
- Powerhouse duo Child Seat releases "Burning" featuring guitar from Jeff Schroeder
July 6, 2022
- Sierra Swan's side project W/Child releases a cover of the Adore classic "To Sheila"
June 18, 2022
- The Smashing Pumpkins latest archive release, The Rubano Tapes Vol. 1, is available for purchase in-store at Madame ZuZu's
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
- The Rock Invasion 2 tour kicks off at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis.
April 25, 2022
- Billy Corgan's new signature Reverend guitar, called the Z-One, is released.
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
- Sierra Swan releases a Linda Strawberry-directed and Billy Corgan-written music video for "Peach"
April 11, 2022
- Jeff Schroeder appears on the Smashing Pumpkast podcast.
April 4, 2022
March 24, 2022
- Jimmy Chamberlin is interviewed by VWMusic.
March 14, 2022
- Billy Corgan is interviewed on My Mom's Basement with Robbie Fox, mostly discussing NWA and wrestling.
March 9, 2022
- Jimmy Chamberlin / Frank Catalano and Sierra Swan announce shows at Madame ZuZu's for April 2022
March 2, 2022
- Jack Bates is interviewed on the Waterproof Records podcast
February 28, 2022
- Jeff Schroeder is interviewed by Metal Edge Magazine, sharing his favorite metal albums.
February 22, 2022
- The Smashing Pumpkins announce the 11-date Rock Invasion 2 tour
February 18, 2022
- Katie Cole's new single, "Dreams of Mine", is released.
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
- Jeff Schroeder will be interviewed on Rob's School of Music on February 7, 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
- A series of Billy Corgan acoustic shows on February 6-7 at Madame ZuZu's is announced.
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
- Billy Corgan performs a pair of Christmas-themed shows at Madame ZuZu's.
December 17, 2021
- William Corgan Sr., father of Billy Corgan, passes away at the age of 74.
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
- Jimmy Chamberlin is featured on the Drum Mantra Master Series. Access can be purchased for $25
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
- Billy Corgan is featured in a Spotify original podcast on Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns
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
- Jeff Schroeder is interviewed by MusicRadar.
September 22, 2021
- Starting September 29, Billy Corgan will again be selling music gear on reverb.com
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
- Billy Corgan is interviewed on The Rich Eisen Show
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
- Jeff Schroeder performs the live track "Interior Castles" in a promotion with Yamaha Guitars.
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
- Jeff Schroeder releases his debut single, "Haenim".
July 9, 2021
- D'arcy Wretzky is listed as a music supervisor on the upcoming film, Diamond Life.
June 21, 2021
- Sierra Swan's new EP, Tangerines, is released to most digital stores.
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
- Sumerian releases the CYR Singles box set containing all five double A-side CYR singles.
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
- Billy Corgan is interviewed on Spotify's Best Advice podcast.
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
- Sierra Swan releases an EP, Tangerines, which includes the Billy Corgan-penned track "Peach".
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
- Reverb.com's feature-length documentary, The Pedal Movie is released, featuring Billy Corgan.
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
- American rock band AFI releases "Dulcería", co-written by Billy Corgan.
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
- Jeff Schroeder creates an atmospheric music score to NFT art by Krista Kim.
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
- Billy Corgan announces recording for the 33-song sequel to Mellon Collie and Machina has began
February 23, 2021
- "Wyttch" by Mighty One Man Band wins the CYR cover contest
February 11, 2021
- The Rockonteurs podcast will interview Billy Corgan on Sunday, February 14
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
- Chloe Mendel announces the Billy Corgan-penned jingle "Maison Atia" for her faux fur brand.
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 Smashing Pumpkins' eleventh studio album, CYR, is released.
- 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
- Carstens Amplification release Grace, the Billy Corgan Signature Amplifier
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
- The Smashing Pumpkins release the music video for "Wyttch"
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 "Confessions of a Dopamine Addict" and "Wrath" to streaming services.
- The Smashing Pumpkins release episodes 1 and 2 of the In Ashes animation series
- Jimmy Chamberlin Complex release the five-song EP, Honor
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
- The singles "Cyr" and "The Colour of Love" are released.
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
- The WPCCodex social media accounts announce the Machina/The Machines of God reissue is in progress.
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.