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Thoughts on Jimmy Chamberlin Leaving the Smashing Pumpkins

Well perhaps you've heard on one of the major music sites around, it appears as if my beloved Smashing Pumpkins are once again going through a lineup change. It has been announced that Jimmy Chamberlin, original drummer and only original member in the band since the "reunion" other than Billy Corgan, has left the band.

The Dividing of the Pumpkins Fans, Part 4: Thoughts On the Role of the Artist, and the Artist/Fan Relationship

This is part 4 of a 4 part piece I am writing, inspired by a pair of Smashing Pumpkins concerts and a DVD documentary. As you may or may not know, I am a big Smashing Pumpkins fan, I always appreciate their work. I feel the need to preface this piece by saying that as it will give you an insight into the context of my commentary.

The Dividing of the Pumpkins Fans, Part 3: A DVD Review

This is part 3 of a 4 part piece I am writing, inspired by a pair of Smashing Pumpkins concerts and a DVD documentary. As you may or may not know, I am a big Smashing Pumpkins fan, I always appreciate their work. I feel the need to preface this piece by saying that as it will give you an insight into the context of my commentary.

It's been something of a Smashing Pumpkins month for me. In addition to back to back concert events, I also picked up a copy of the band's most recent DVD release: If All Goes Wrong.

The Dividing of the Pumpkins Fans, Part 2: A Concert Review

This is part 2 of a 4 part piece I am writing, inspired by a pair of Smashing Pumpkins concerts and a DVD documentary. As you may or may not know, I am a big Smashing Pumpkins fan, I always appreciate their work. I feel the need to preface this piece by saying that as it will give you an insight into the context of my commentary.

The Dividing of the Pumpkins Fans, Part 1: A Concert Review

This is part 1 of a 4 part piece I am writing, inspired by a pair of Smashing Pumpkins concerts and a DVD documentary. As you may or may not know, I am a big Smashing Pumpkins fan, I always appreciate their work. I feel the need to preface this piece by saying that as it will give you an insight into the context of my commentary.

Rock and Roll Feature: The White Album, Part 1

This is the twenty-second in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller, so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like, from different genres every month.

Rock and Roll Feature: The White Album, Part 2

This is the twenty-second in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller, so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like, from different genres every month.

Ok, so in part one of this feature, we discussed the first 17 tracks of the Beatles epic double album known affectionately as the "White Album". Now we will continue with the remainder of this musical masterpiece to celebrate the 40th anniversary of it's release this month.

Rock and Roll Feature: The Umma and the Gumma of Pink Floyd's Ummagumma

This is the twenty-first in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller, so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like, from different genres every month.

Smashing Pumpkins Announce DVD and 20th Anniversary Tour

Well it is finally official... the much anticipated (at least for us Pumpkins fans) 20th anniversary tour of the Smashing Pumpkins. 2008 marks the 20th year for this band and I've certainly been glad they've been around that long providing us with amazing music the whole time.

Mourning Pink Floyd Keyboardist and Founding Member Richard Wright

It seems as if this has been a harder year than most in terms of rock and roll related deaths, and today I am sorry to say that that trend continues with another major loss. Richard Wright, keyboardist and founding member of Pink Floyd passed away yesterday at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer.

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