Retraction #1: Smashing the Pumpkins

So apparently, the open letter from Billy Corgan featured on The Stranger was a hoax. I spouted off quite a bit about Billy Corgan as a reaction to the letter, which I bought hook, line, and sinker. So the question is: since I so readily believed that Billy Corgan would

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Smashing the Pumpkins

There’s something claiming to be “An Open Letter from Billy Corgan” posted on The Stranger. Can it possibly be real? I think it is, based on the fact that I cannot imagine them posting this otherwise. I was a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan. I got Gish the month it was

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The Smashing Pumpkins: Things Look Promising

Billy Corgan’s greatest fear, I believe, can be summed up in one word: irrelevance. He got his first taste of that on June 12, 2005, when he released his first solo disc, cryptically entitled “TheFutureEmbrace.” Prior to that misstep, Corgan was frontman of the worldwide sensation Smashing Pumpkins, a band

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