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Pumpkin Sues Wrestling Company

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling is (arguably) the second biggest professional wrestling promotion in the U.S., but it's a distant second. The most coverage it has received in the mainstream press lately comes from behind the scenes, as its co-owner and president has sued the promotion over intrigue regarding a potential sale. Normally, this wouldn't rate a story in The Guardian, but that co-owner/president is Billy Corgan, better known as the front man of Smashing Pumpkins. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Oct 14, 2016 - 27 comments

Kim Gordon

"The couple everyone believed was golden and normal and eternally intact, who gave younger musicians hope they could outlast a crazy rock’n’roll world, was now just another cliche of relationship failure – a male midlife crisis, another woman, a double life."
posted by Flashman on Feb 8, 2015 - 75 comments

Tea and Sympathy

If you dare, here is a live feed of William Corgan's 8 hour long synthesizer improvisation about Herman Hesse's Siddhartha.

He already threw out a reporter trying to cover it.
posted by timsteil on Feb 28, 2014 - 298 comments

We had some good years

Over his long career, the renowned photojournalist Art Shay, 91, has taken thousands of photographs of kings, presidents, Hollywood celebs, and sports stars—chronicling people’s lives and news stories all over the world for such magazines as Time, Life, and Chicago. But his favorite subject of all was his wife of 67 years, Florence. Sometimes Florence would be the focal point of his photos—front and center, smiling, dancing, or reading. Life Through a Leica
posted by timshel on Jan 14, 2014 - 7 comments

120 Megabytes

If you fondly remember the days when MTV would play large blocks of music videos then 120 Megabytes may be for you. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Aug 8, 2012 - 9 comments

"I believe it more than...other...stuff."

Music is a book/app/documentary film by photographer/film-maker Andrew Zuckerman (previously). Similar in format to Zuckerman's film Wisdom, Music features interviews with musical luminaries both fully- and not-so-luminous. [more inside]
posted by eric1halfb on Oct 5, 2011 - 11 comments

Who wants that honey, as long as there's some money?

Vieuphoria -- released in 1994 by the Smashing Pumpkins, this VHS video documents Billy Corgan and company just as they were on the verge of becoming megastars. Some clips from youtube: The Pumpkins in therapy and performing Mayonaisse, Disarm, Quiet, Soma , Cherub Rock, Today , Geek City USA, and the epic Silverfuck. And a bonus classic Pumpkins performance -- Drown
posted by empath on Jun 19, 2007 - 54 comments

The Smashing Pumpkins'

The Smashing Pumpkins' website is even more active than it ever was before the group disbanded. With a 6 part documentary, "Graceful Swans of Never", that was uploaded part by part every Monday over the past 6 weeks, and the upcoming animation project "Glass and the Machines of God", Billy Corgan is keeping interest alive postmortem.
posted by Satapher on Nov 19, 2001 - 10 comments

File Under: Don't Let the Door Hit Your Ass on the Way Out.

File Under: Don't Let the Door Hit Your Ass on the Way Out. After declaring nearly everyone/everything a sell-out, Billy Corgan plans quiet life in Italy following Pumpkins split.
posted by Karla on Nov 13, 2000 - 9 comments

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