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Old 06-21-05, 11:13 PM
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This is indeed great news. I cheered them lots of time, including the final two shows in chicago, and can't wait to see them again. I'm looking forward to the avalon Boston show in a week or so, maybe he can start playing some of his old stuff too. I like his new stuff, but it doesn't compare to his former works..

Great news!
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Old 06-21-05, 11:55 PM
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Now why was this necessary? I mean, you don't have news stories about the Vice President giving a speech where it would say, "the bald-headed Cheney said..." Are they trying to imply that he is too old for this sort of thing?
I dont think it was about him being old...just shaven bald...like he has been since like 1995.

I have no problem with the guy and i have called him "Uncle Fester" since he started running around in gothy black outfits and a bald head.
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Old 06-22-05, 12:22 AM
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I think I'd actually prefer Auf der Mar to continue making her own music instead of going back to Smashing Pumpkins. They've had their time in the spotlight. Don't mess up a good thing.
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I think I'd actually prefer Auf der Mar to continue making her own music instead of going back to Smashing Pumpkins. They've had their time in the spotlight. Don't mess up a good thing.
LOL. She was a touring bassist. The only real SP bassist is D'arcy. And if Auf de Mar's album is a "good thing", then by all means, keep her.
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LOL. She was a touring bassist. The only real SP bassist is D'arcy. And if Auf de Mar's album is a "good thing", then by all means, keep her.
agree 100%.
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Old 06-22-05, 11:52 AM
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agree 100%.
I agree I thought when they were talking putting the band together it automatically meant D'arcy, anything else is just part of the pumpkins.
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I agree I thought when they were talking putting the band together it automatically meant D'arcy, anything else is just part of the pumpkins.
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Old 06-23-05, 08:28 AM
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Well I was a big Pumpkins fan and this "announcement" seemed very odd. Consequently I've been rather skeptical about the band truly getting back together. Today I read this interview and I'm really starting to thinking he's going to have the Smashing Pumpkins be a new cast of characters which is terrible.
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Old 06-23-05, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by mparysz
Well I was a big Pumpkins fan and this "announcement" seemed very odd. Consequently I've been rather skeptical about the band truly getting back together. Today I read this interview and I'm really starting to thinking he's going to have the Smashing Pumpkins be a new cast of characters which is terrible.
To qoute the relevant language:

AP: Do you ever wish the Smashing Pumpkins could reunite?

Corgan: You can't recreate what was.

AP: A lot of bands try, though.

Corgan: That's because they try and go back to what was. I showed it already. I didn't think the Smashing Pumpkins could stay where they were for two years. So I have no desire to go back to a sentimental position to the band. If I ever did go back to the band, it wouldn't be the same thing, it wouldn't be for those reasons. It wouldn't be a reunion to cash in. I have no interest in that. My goals are always artistic, and they were even in the context of the Smashing Pumpkins. If you ever see Smashing Pumpkins on the marquee, it won't be what you think it would be. The Pumpkins was a progressive art concept, it wasn't a normal band. It was meant to sort of disrupt, cause problems, and it did. And we were successful in doing that. But we would never go back ... and on top of that, some of the relationships are totally destroyed. It would take some serious divine intervention to see.

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I know that Billy and Jimmy are still very tight, and while I'd miss James and D'arcy, the fact is that SP always was, creativewise, Billy and Jimmy. Billy has said that Jimmy can hear the beat in his head that Billy can't make come out.

Still, I think that Billy wouldn't have said what he did in the SunTimes without it having meaning. We'll just have to see.

I just wish he would do the promised "release the vaults" thing. He said when SP broke up that, after time had passed, he would release EVERYTHING he ever had. From what I've read, Mashed Potatoes is only a very, very small part of it.
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Old 06-23-05, 08:51 AM
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^ That is an old interview. Doesn't mean it won't happen but I think Billy will try to get the original lineup back together if at all possible. Give him a break if he contradicts himself on occasion. He's a rock star after all.
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^ That is an old interview. Doesn't mean it won't happen but I think Billy will try to get the original lineup back together if at all possible. Give him a break if he contradicts himself on occasion. He's a rock star after all.
Just curious, how can you tell it's an old interview?
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Old 06-24-05, 09:19 AM
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It's way old, from June 22, 2005

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Just curious, how can you tell it's an old interview?
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Old 06-24-05, 11:17 AM
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I'd love to see them back together, the only time I saw them live was when they opened for the Stones down here in Miami in 98 (I was only 13), I know I'd appreciate it a lot more now.
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It's way old, from June 22, 2005

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That link claims it was a "recent interview". I remember reading it a month or two ago. But, yeah, it wasn't that long ago.
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Old 06-24-05, 12:14 PM
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oh god... corgan has a myspace account?
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Old 06-25-05, 06:07 AM
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"My name doesn't sell alone. My album bites. I want my band back. I want more money."
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Old 06-25-05, 11:41 AM
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The Pumpkins are and probably will be my favorite band of all time.

Call me oldschool, but it pains me to see him say if SP reunites, it'll be something new and progressive. Ugh, am I the only one that utterly despises all of the techno garbage that has been spewed forth recently?

I'll never forget what Iha said when SP was playing on a VH1 special surrounding their last days together. It was near the end of the show and Billy asked James if he wanted to do another song, to which he replied: "I just want to rock."

Meh, I hope Billy gets over his ginormous ego. I'd love to see the reunion and the music that made the Smashing Pumpkins, the Smashing Pumpkins.

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Old 06-25-05, 11:55 AM
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"My name doesn't sell alone. My album bites. I want my band back. I want more money."
His album does NOT bite. I like it quite a bit.
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Old 06-26-05, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by devynal
Call me oldschool, but it pains me to see him say if SP reunites, it'll be something new and progressive. Ugh, am I the only one that utterly despises all of the techno garbage that has been spewed forth recently?
Techno garbage? What the hell does that have to do with SP reforming?

I hardly think "new & progressive" means "Hay guys, lets make 'em move on the dance floor!"

Rock garbage...thats what you should worry about. I can hardly tell these newer rock groups apart anymore.

Billy should just release a bunch of old unreleased Pumpkins material and put off this silly notion of "reforming" off for another 5-10 years.
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Idiot rockstars.
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Jimmy's in. No surprise there though.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/150...headlines=true
Smashing Pumpkins Drummer On Reunion: 'I'm In, And I'm Excited'

Two down, two more to go.

Alt-rock icon Billy Corgan came one step closer this weekend to resurrecting his Smashing Pumpkins now that drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is on board. Less than a week after declaring in a full-page advertisement in Tuesday's Chicago Tribune his desire to re-form the defunct band, it appears that Corgan's Pumpkins reunion could become a reality.

On Friday, Chamberlin told the Tribune that he's back in the fold and is raring to go. But Chamberlin's cooperation comes as little surprise, given his chummy relationship with Corgan and the fact that the two have worked together post-Pumpkins. Both were members of the short-lived Zwan, and Chamberlin appears on several tracks on Corgan's solo debut, TheFutureEmbrace.

Chamberlin is the first of Corgan's former musical conspirators to confirm his return to the band. Whether guitarist James Iha and bassist D'Arcy Wretzky would follow suit, Chamberlin couldn't say.

"All I can say is that the Smashing Pumpkins are Billy, James, myself and D'Arcy," the drummer told the Tribune. "In an ideal world, that's what it will end up being. The hope is that everybody will come to the table, but I can only speak for myself in saying that I'm in, and I'm excited."

Chamberlin did tell the paper that he has not spoken to Wretzky since her departure from the band in August 1999, but does exchange e-mails with Iha regularly. The topic of a Pumpkins reunion has never come up, Chamberlin said, but "I intend to reach out to him."

Corgan and Chamberlin have been kicking the reunion idea around for some time, the drummer said, but he didn't know whether the singer had spoken with the remaining former Pumpkins. Chamberlin does think that Corgan "opened the door" for their return with the newspaper ad (see "Billy Corgan Says He Wants To Re-Form Smashing Pumpkins").

"It's still all very new, and I don't know if anybody really knows what's going on," Chamberlin told the daily. "We really haven't sat down at the table and figured out the nuts and bolts."

Corgan's ad stated, "I have made plans to renew and revive the Smashing Pumpkins. I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams."

The Pumpkins disbanded in 2000 (see "Smashing Pumpkins To Disband At Year's End"), with two Grammys and millions in record sales to their credit.

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Old 06-27-05, 09:26 PM
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I have posted this a few times, I cannot understand for the life of me why anyone thinks this is a good live band. I find them to be sloppy, terrible vocally and just a bore. Sorry for the fans here but that's just how I feel about this band. Opinion not based on one show only either. And Corgan, stop coming on stage as a special guest at shows I am going to

That said, big fan of their studio albums.
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for Jimmy.

The next two won't be so easy.
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Originally Posted by Flashback
I have posted this a few times, I cannot understand for the life of me why anyone thinks this is a good live band. I find them to be sloppy, terrible vocally and just a bore. Sorry for the fans here but that's just how I feel about this band. Opinion not based on one show only either. And Corgan, stop coming on stage as a special guest at shows I am going to

That said, big fan of their studio albums.
I cannot for the life of me understand how you can find them terribly vocally live, but not on studio albums. He still has the same whiney voice, many don't like. I myself like the pumpkins, and although don't think they give the best shows, are better then 99% of the big bands touring nowadays talent wise, and I go to concerts for talent.
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I think they were pretty elite live, saw a couple shows...though as the show goes on corgan begins to lose his voice, so by the end of the set, it's pretty much fried, but that happens with a lot of bands.

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I cannot for the life of me understand how you can find them terribly vocally live, but not on studio albums. He still has the same whiney voice, many don't like. I myself like the pumpkins, and although don't think they give the best shows, are better then 99% of the big bands touring nowadays talent wise, and I go to concerts for talent.
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