Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins
Billy Corgan, lead singer of the Smashing Pumpkins, performs during the Live Earth concert in East Rutherford, N.J. (Reuters/Mike Segar) Reuters/Mike Segar

Another stab at immortality

Reformed Smashing Pumpkins bring back their epic sound

By Saul Austerlitz
Globe Correspondent / July 10, 2007

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Once upon a time, in the mid-1990s, the hierarchy of alternative rock went as follows: Nirvana first and foremost, Pearl Jam second, and then, in bronze-medal position, Smashing Pumpkins. With Kurt Cobain's tragic suicide , and Pearl Jam attempting to divest itself of its fan base as rapidly as possible by avoiding the MTV star-making machine, it fell to lead ... (Full article: 1351 words)

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