Welcome to professional-lists.com - a UK based fan site dedicated to the Smashing Pumpkins. The site is particularly focused on the bands reunion and new album, due to be recorded this summer, so bookmark it now and come back regularly. Have a look at the Discography page where you can find information about all Smashing Pumpkins releases as well as videos, tabs, lyrics and reviews and remember to check out the Information / Interact page, where you will find the messageboard, poll, guestbook and even a game! Catch up on all the latest Smashing Pumpkins news below.


16th August 2006 | The Pumpkins are in the Studio with Roy Thomas Baker
Roy Thomas Baker

The official Smashing Pumpkins website has been updated with the following message:

"The Smashing Pumpkins are currently in the recording studio with legendary producer Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, The Darkness), at work on their first new album since 1999. "

Including the bands listed above, Roy has worked with many other artists. See his whole discography at Discogs. An article published by Mix Online has some more information about him. Read "Roy Thomas Baker: Taking Chances and Making Hits" here.

What do you think of the producer for the new Smashing Pumpkins album? Discuss it on the messageboard.


29th June 2006 | Pumpkins MySpace page lists band members

Well kind of! The Smashing Pumpkins MySpace page has listed the band members as XXXxx XXxxx xXXXXxx and XXxx. Who could they be? Discuss it on the messageboard.




19th June 2006 | Eric Avery (Jane's Addiction) to be new Pumpkins' basist?

Many websites are posting articles suggesting that Eric Avery of Jane's Addiction will be the new basist for the Smashing Pumpkins. According to a spokesperson for the Pumpkins' management, Avery "has been rehearsing with [the band] in their pre-production of the new record, but nothing [has been] confirmed in regards to [Avery joining the Pumpkins]." For more information have a look at the following websites:

POLARBEAR | Ultimate Guitar | Blabbermouth | MTV


20th May 2006 | Corgan performs with Alice in Chains

Last night (Friday 19th May 06), Billy Corgan sang "Down in a Hole" with the remaining members of Alice in Chains at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. Other guests included Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, QOTSA, Masters of Reality, Mondo Generator... the list goes on) and Duff McKagen (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns Roses). For more information see:

Blabbermouth - Reuters - All Headline News


20th May 2006 | New album will be released on the WBR/Reprise record label

According to the Smashing Pumpkins' My Space page, the Pumpkins are signed to Reprise Records, part of the Warner Music Group. Corgan's The Future Embrace was also released on this label, but it will be the first Reprise release for a Pumpkins album. Reprise Records, however, do not currently list the Smashing Pumpkins as an artist on their website, whilst Virgin Records, the band's previous record company, still list them.


12th May 2006 | Billy Corgan's site is no longer

Billy Corgan's official website, www.billycorgan.com, now has the title "SMASHING PUMPKINS" and the same content as the official Smashing Pumpkins website. It seems safe to assume that the new Pumpkins album will go ahead, but the change in Billy's site suggests that plans for his second solo album will not come to fruition.


12th May 2006 | The Smashing Pumpkins Reunion and New Album

As the majority of you will already know, the Smashing Pumpkins are reforming and will soon begin working on their new album.

Billy Corgan announced that he was reforming the Pumpkins in June 2005, by taking out a full page advert in the Chicago Tribune and announcing it on his website. Confirmation, however, did not come until the official Smashing Pumpkins website was re-launched (having previously re-directed visitors to Billy Corgans site) with the following message:

"it's official, The Smashing Pumpkins are currently writing songs for their upcoming album, their first since 2000. no release date has yet been set, but the band plans to begin recording this summer."

Although the plans have been released, it is still uncertain who will actually be in the band. It is most likely that Jimmy Chamberlin will be on board, but the status of James Iha, Darcy Wretzky and Melissa Auf Der Maur is uncertain. An MTV article discusses this further.

Assuming everything goes to plan, this will be the first Pumpkins album since 2000, and hopefully the first of many more from the re-formed band.

SmashingPumpkins.com


12th May 2006 | Smashing Pumpkins Online is Uploaded

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