FILTER's Top 5 Stories of The Week Featuring The Smashing Pumpkins + More (In Case You Missed It)
... identical mantra à la song title "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out." This mantra takes on a more magnificent, visceral meaning when visuals are added, evident in the video for "Light On," by Nashville-based rockers Bad Cop. "Light On" is the title track of Bad Cop's forthcoming summer EP. 4. THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
COVER "SPACE ODDITY" FOR GUITAR CENTER: Somewhere under the night sky of Austin, The Smashing Pumpkins
played an outstanding performance for Guitar Center Sessions. As much as we would love to see the entire episode already, we at least have a clip of the band doing a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." 5. FILTER & DR. MARTENS TALK TO KING TUFF @ SXSW: It's hard to believe that two months have passed since Dr. Martens and FILTER were hanging out with the coolest bands at SXSW. We don't mean to brag, but we do have the funnest guests at our parties. This week, we reminisce about our time with the lo-fi garage pop genius, King Tuff. FILTER's Top 5 Stories of The Week Featuring The Smashing Pumpkins
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WATCH: The Smashing Pumpkins Cover David Bowie's "Space Oddity" at SXSW 2013
... Goto commentsLeave a commentTweetShare A SXSW audience of 350 received a special treat from the Smashing Pumpkins
when they performed David Bowie's "Space Oddity." Their haunting rendition of the 1969 classic was delivered to the exclusive crowd in true Pumpkins style, soaked in distortion and feedback.Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat The band played songs from their whole discography for their rooftop performance on the last night of the Austin event. The entire set was recorded for a Guitar Center TV special which will air later this month. The cover is unfortunately not featured on their newest album, Oceania, but is part of their Guitar Center Sessions Performance on DirecTV, which airs on May 17th at 9pm EST. Tweet WATCH: The Smashing Pumpkins
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Watch: Smashing Pumpkins cover David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'
... May 17th. This isn't the first time this week that a cover of Bowie's breakthrough hit has made headlines, after Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded a version of the song in space. Hadfield's rendition went viral earlier this week clocking more than 7.3 million views in two days.Watch The Smashing Pumpkins
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Smashing Pumpkins (1988-2000, 2006-)
Billy Corgan (guitar, vocals)
James Iha (guitar)
D'Arcy (bass) 1988-2000
Jimmy Chamberlin (drums) 1988-1996
Melissa Auf Der Maur (bass) 2000
Matt Walker (drums) 1996-2000
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Corgan and Iha formed The Smashing Pumpkins in 1988. The two met at a used record shop where Corgan worked. D'Arcy joined after meeting Corgan outside a bar and getting into an argument over the band The Dan Reed Network. They began playing as a three piece with a drum machine until Chamberlin was found through a classified ad.
The band played their first gig opening for Jane's Addiction. Afterwards they were quickly signed to Virgin Records.
Corgan is a notorious perfectionist. He played all of the instruments on Siamese Dream himself, although his band still received full credit.
During the tour for Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, touring keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin died of a heroin overdose. He was with Chamberlin, who also overdosed but survived. Chamberlin was subsequently fired and replaced by Matt Walker of Filter. Dennis Flemion of The Frogs replaced Melvoin.
To promote their album Adore, the pumpkins wanted to comprise their tour solely of free shows. This was denied in all states except Minnesota, where they performed outdoors in the middle of downtown Minneapolis. The mayor declared it "Smashing Pumpkins day." The profits of the remainder of their tour were donated to charity.
In 2000, the Pumpkins released the album MACHINA: The Machines of God. Chamberlin rejoined the band, while D'Arcy quit. D'Arcy was replaced by Melissa Auf Der Maur of the band Hole.
The Pumpkin's final album before their 2006 reunion was called Machina II: The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music. Only 25 copies of the album were pressed. These copies were given to fans to distribute over the internet for free. The band broke up on December 2nd, 2000.
Iha released a solo album in 1998, Let It Come Down.
Iha and D'Arcy owned their own record label, Scratchie Records.
After the Pumpkins, Corgan and Chamberlin formed the band Zwan, which broke up in 2003 (Corgan says he "detests" the other members of Zwan and they will never get back together). Corgan then began working on his first solo album. Iha and Auf Der Maur formed the band The Virgins. (thanks, heather - minneapolis, MN, for all above)
Corgan hardly ever plays his old songs. After The Smashing Pumpkins broke up, he went at least 4 years without playing one of their songs. When he finally did, it was a performance of "Today
" for some fans in Paris.
On April 20th, 2006, Billy Corgan officially announced that the band was back together writing material for their first album since 2000. Corgan, Chamberlin, and Iha were verified as members of the band. (thanks, Tyler - Concord, NH)
The band appeared in a season 7 episode of The Simpsons called "Homerpalooza." After being shot in the stomach with a cannon, Homer gets a spot on the festival and befriends the band. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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