Smashing Pumpkins

American alternative rock band
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The Smashing Pumpkins are an influential alternative rock band of the early 1990s. They formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988 and disbanded on December 2, 2000. They later reformed in 2006 and are together at the moment. The members until 2000 were Billy Corgan (vocals, guitars and writes almost all of the band's songs), James Iha (guitars), D'Arcy Wretzky (bass) and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums). They are set to release an album in 2024 or 2025, produced by Howard Willing. Billy Corgan has stated that the lead single may come out in summer 2024. It will contain 12 songs, according to Corgan.

The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins in 2007
Background information
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresAlternative rock, Grunge, alternative metal, shoegaze, psychedelic rock, indie rock, hard rock, heavy metal, art rock, progressive rock, electronica
Years active1988–2000, 2006-present
LabelsCaroline, Virgin, Hut, Constantinople, Martha's Music, Rocket Science

They were made famous by hit singles like "Today", "Rocket", "Disarm", "Bullet With Butterfly Wings", "1979", "Zero" and "Tonight, Tonight".

Their style was mainly alternative rock, but also influenced by the grunge movement of the early 1990s as well as heavy metal, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, and later, electronica.