Smashing Pumpkins Book Intimate Venues for the Rock Invasion 2 Tour

The Smashing Pumpkins have booked a short headline tour of intimate rooms in North America for this spring. Rock Invasion 2 tour – a sequel to their iconic 1993 Tour that spanned the globe, will kick off on April 23rd in Louisville, KY and will end in Greensboro, NC on May 8th. Tickets for Rock Invasion 2 will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, March 6th at 10:00am local time and can be purchased at the links below. Produced by Live Nation, the Rock Invasion 2 Tour will bring the iconic rockers to intimate venues, featuring a heavier rock set of songs spanning the band’s entire catalog. The tour will feature Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha, and Jeff Schroeder alongside bassist Jack Bates. In addition to the nine Rock Invasion 2 dates, The Smashing Pumpkins will headline two festivals – Beale Street Music Festival and Shaky Knees Music Festival – and after the tour concludes, will go on to open for Guns N’ Roses’ 2020 stadium tour for a number of dates in July. For more information on those additional performances, visit their site. Continue reading

Smashing Pumpkins to Open Select Shows for Guns N Roses in 2020

Smashing Pumpkins will open for Guns N Roses at select shows for their highly anticipated 2020 North American tour. All dates are listed below and tickets go on sale to the general public for North American dates starting Friday, February 7 at 12 p.m. local time at the link below. The Pumpkins are at present recording their new album in Nashville for a late 2020 release. The new disc will be the follow-up to 2018’s Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., which was their first in over eighteen years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha, along with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. Corgan released his latest solo album, Cotillions, in November via his own Martha’s Music label. Like 2017’s Ogilala, the disc was issued under his full name, William Patrick Corgan. Continue reading

Ministry Announces Visual History Book, Tour Dates Incoming with Slayer

Ministry has announced Ministry: Prescripture, a visual history book with exclusive details shared via Rolling Stone. The book includes ling notes, never before seen graphics and photos, and anecdotes from members of Smashing Pumpkins, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, NWA, Ramones, Nine Inch Nails and more. Plus it comes with ‘(Every Day Is) Halloween (Acoustic)’ 7-Inch. Released December 6 with Pre-Orders are live today! Headline dates and Slayer’s final Farewell World Tour. Continue reading

Download 2019 Books Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Behemoth and more

Download 2019 has mad a major announcement today as forty-three new bands have been added! Among the new bands added are Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Behemoth,  Beartooth, Alcest, Animals As Leaders, At The Gates, Bad Wolves, Three Days Grace, Twelve Foot Ninja and more. Slipknot, Tool, and Def Leppard are the headliners for the annual rock extravaganza. The three-day festival takes place on 14-16 June 2019 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Kerrang! Radio have also launched a talent search for a chance to open the Avalanche Stage at the festival. Continue reading

Puppy – The Goat

Puppy have had a very busy couple of years seemingly touring non-stop, whether it’s their own various tours, supporting big-hitters like CKY, Creeper, and Conan, and playing numerous festivals such as Download and Slam Dunk, the trio have kept themselves very occupied. The main question on everyone’s lips, however, was when are they going release a full album and will The Goat (Spinefarm) live up to the expectations set by their prior two EPs and live show? Continue reading

Slayer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Lamb Of God And More Booked For Download 2019

Download Festival 2019 has given fans an early holiday present with a mega lineup announcement today. Slayer will perform their final UK appearance at the festival next summer. Joining them are a spate of bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Lamb of God, Eagles Of Death Metal, Alien Weaponry, Anthrax, Badflower, Black Futures, Blackberry Smoke, I Prevail, The Interrupters, Jinjer, and more. This follows the previous announcement of Tool, Slipknot, Def Leppard and others.The three-day festival takes place 14-16 June 2019 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire.  Continue reading

November 16th 2018 New Music Releases

Check out all of today’s new releases in the music world! Continue reading

Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1: No Past. No Future. No Sun.

To fans of a certain age, this is the album they have been waiting all year long for. If you were in Smashing Pumpkins’ camp over say Nirvana, or Pearl Jam, congrats you were a “grunge kid”. Not to describe the music in such banal terms, but pop culture is gonna pop, you know? In the mold of alt-rock giants like Sonic Youth, Billy Corgan’s brainchild never wanted to set limitations on the music, only that it reflects the entire kaleidoscope of sounds and emotions. Sure, band reunions are a dime a dozen today, but there is an undoubted mythos of Billy making a new album with both James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlain. With Corgan on bass over exiled D’arcy Wretsky (boo) and Jeff Schroeder contributing on guitar, it was unclear what kind of results to expect. Yet, this new era, the old-school band definitely had some tricks up their sleeves for Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1: No Past. No Future. No Sun. (Martha’s Music/Napalm Records). Continue reading

The Smashing Pumpkins Book Additional 30th Anniversary Tour Dates

On the heels of a summer tour that saw a star-studded 30th-anniversary show in New Jersey, and the announcement of a new album, Smashing Pumpkins have booked additional tour dates this fall. All tickets for the shows will be available at 10:00 a.m. local time this Friday, October 5th. This is on top of shows in London, Italy and Chicago already announced. Their new album Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun releases on November 16 on Billy Corgan’s own Martha’s Music under exclusive license to Napalm Records via a strategic worldwide partnership. Recorded at Shangri La Studios with legendary producer Rick Rubin, the LP is the band’s first in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. Continue reading