Smashing Pumpkins

Are Albums Still Dead Then, Billy Corgan?

James Ellaby | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
James Ellaby

The first iPod was released well over a decade ago, and the new freedom to pick and choose songs more easily led to inevitable claims that albums would soon be 'dead'. One advocate of that theory was Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins, so how come they've got a new album out?

The Battle (for the Battle) for Christmas Number One

Al Fox | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK
Al Fox

The race for the Christmas No 1, once a headline-generating, excitement-building cultural event, has fizzled out in recent years. On the surface, it would appear to be a direct result of there being no actual race - it's largely been a given that the X Factor winner's single would sail to the top of the charts.