Billy Corgan’s videomessage: Hot News!


Article written by Debby Rosin Finally, an official announcement of the super unreal happy news that William Patrick Corgan promised us. And it appears that most fans are impressed with the news. First of all, there is the next Teargarden song – ‘Owata’. This song has been played live several times already, in different styles, so who knows how the studio version will turn out! We’ll see next week. In a few months, we will see the release of Oceania, an album which will be part of the 44-song Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project – taking a new direction, which William […]

Billy Corgan contributes to OOOM project of Auf Der Maur


Update by Arthur van Pelt Melissa Auf Der Maur, who just released her multimedia project OOOM (Out Of Our Minds) a few days ago, reveals in an interview today with the Toronto Sun that Billy Corgan also contributed to her project. “Left off the record is a collaboration with Billy Corgan, with whom Auf der Maur played bass in the ’90s band Smashing Pumpkins.”

Billy Corgan’s old band: Remove That Bible


Article by Arthur van Pelt May we call this the biggest Smashing Pumpkins news in several years? A few of our members found out that Billy Corgan, for several months in the early 1980s, played the bass in a band called Remove That Bible! That band also went by the name The Marinetti’s in later years. But more important, a tape from that era called Ancient Times, has surfaced. It was handed over to us by 1 of Billy’s Bible bandmates called Jerome Greenway. We will bring an exclusive interview with Jerome soon too. Meanwhile, on our Forum you can […]

Teargarden EP 1: Songs For A Sailor can be pre-ordered


 Update by Arthur van Pelt The very first EP of Smashing Pumpkins’ epic new album Teargarden By Kaleidyscope (epic: 44 free songs, 11 CD EPs, combined with 7″ vinyl releases with 2 extra songs each and topped off with a goodie) can be pre-ordered online for delivery around April 20, as most of the hardcore fans already found out. But the prices differ a lot here and there. From rather cheap to quite expensive: 01. CD Universe (US$ 23.98) 02. Amazon US (US$ 23.99) 03. (US$ 29.99) 04. (€ 29.99 = US$ 40.51) 05. Amazon UK (£ 27.49 […]

Happy New Year !!!


Announcement by The SPfreaks Team Last year, we ended with that one-of-a-kind German vinyl test pressing for Tristessa. This year we’re putting the spotlight on another very rare European Smashing Pumpkins item. Not as unique as the vinyl test pressing though. On the left, an almost spotless 1992 Dutch tour poster that was found on eBay very recently. With these kind of items, you have to realize that only a few dozen of these posters were made in the early days of Smashing Pumpkins, in a period when they were rather unknown still. Almost all of them were used back […]

Teargarden By Kaleidyscope


Article written by Arthur van Pelt Teargarden By Kaleidyscope. That is the name of the next Smashing Pumpkins album. It can be considered a CONCEPT album, as the theme is decribed by Billy as “The story of the album is based on ‘The Fool’s Journey’, as signified in the progress of the Tarot. It is my intention to approach this by breaking down the journey of our life here into four phases as made by these different characters; the Child, the Fool, the Skeptic, and the Mystic.” The album will contain 44 songs, to be released on 11 EPs over […]

Behind The Black Curtains Of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Smashing Pumpkins @ Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)


Article written by Arthur van Pelt Smashing Pumpkins @ Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL) – Part I This is Part I of a series of 2, about the Smashing Pumpkins playing in the Melkweg venue in Amsterdam, the so-called “Capitol City of Sin of The Netherlands”. Part I is about the history of this special building, Part II will contain an interview with John van Luyn, the music programmer of Melkweg that hired the Smashing Pumpkins in 1991, but also in 1995, for their famous secret gig that turned out to be the start of the Mellon Collie world tour that lasted […]

What will the future bring, now Jimmy has left?


Update by Arthur van Pelt Last Sunday, an important meeting was scheduled in Amsterdam (NL) between representitives of SPFC, Starla, SPLRA and SPfreaks. All wellknown, large, and highly respected fansites of the Smashing Pumpkins. One of the topics was, of course, Jimmy Chamberlin leaving the band. What will the future bring? How will the new band survive the times? And what should the fansites do? Based on hot information we got from insiders to the band, we decided to join efforts and start all over under a new name, just like Billy Corgan is doing as we speak. Help us […]

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