Marilyn Manson and Billy Corgan Cover “Girls Just Wanna to Have Fun”


Well, this is definitely one way to have your tour remembered for years to come.

During the Nashville date of their joint tour, Marilyn Manson was joined on stage by Billy Corgan for a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” While that might not seem so out of the ordinary (the song was originally supposed to be sung by a guy), the duo decided to take a religious turn in how it was covered.

Manson was onstage dressed as a preacher for his own song, “Antichrist Superstar,” when Corgan joined him on stage dressed up as a nun. That’s when they began to sing a cover of the hit 80s song with a twist. Instead of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” the changed the lyrics to “Nuns Just Wanna Have Fun.”

It’s not like we expected any less from the two of them. Check out the fan shot video below and try not to laugh at it.

The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson Bury Hatchet with Tour


After 20 years of hating each other, Marilyn Manson and Smashing Pumpkins frontman, Billy Corgan (or is it William Corgan?) have decided to bury the hatchet in a big way; by going on tour together.

Since their olive branch announcement last year, the two performers have been taking any chance possible to show their new-found respect for one an other.

The tour which has been named “The End Times” tour and will begin on July 7 in Concord, CA at the Concord Pavilion and will wrap up a month later on August 8 at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center.

Full dates can be seen below.


07/07 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
07/09 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
07/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
07/13 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/15 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/16 – Houston, TX @ NRG Arena
07/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
07/19 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
07/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
07/22 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
07/24 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
07/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/26 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
07/28 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/29 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/31 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/01 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
08/02 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/04 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08/05 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/08 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

The tour comes on the heels of the singers performing together during two different shows; one in London last December and the other earlier this month at Sydney’s Soundwave Music Festival.

The Smashing Pumpkins will be supporting their recently released album, Monuments To An Elegy while Manson will be promoting The Pale Emperor which was released earlier this year.

Pre-sales for selected dates begin today at 10 am CT while general public sales begin on Friday, April 3.

Marilyn Manson Joins Billy Corgan on Stage at Soundwave


After 15 years, Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson have buried the Courtney Love-influenced hatchet that had both musicians hating each other for quite sometime.

As their olive branch last year, Manson joined Corgan on stage during a Smashing Pumpkins gig in London to perform “Ava Adore,” from the Smashing Pumpkins’ fourth album, Adore.

Now, it looks like Manson and Corgan are really trying to rekindle their friendship with Manson, once again, joining Corgan on stage during Soundwave this past weekend in Sydney, Australia.

Check out the fanshot video featuring Corgan and Manson singing “Ava Adore” for the huge crowd at the festival.

But it seems like Corgan and Manson aren’t the only ones burying the lengthy hatchet. Courtney Love posted a picture on Instagram with both men claiming that they were burying the hatchet as well.


With all three artists’ busy schedule, it’s a shock that they had time to be hating on each other.

Corgan the rest of The Smashing Pumpkin released the second installment of their Teargarden by Kaleidyscope trilogy, Monuments To An Elegy, on Dec. 9.

Manson released his new album, The Pale Emperor on Jan. 20 and headed out on his “Hell Not Hallelujah” tour which wrapped up in February. He also guest-starred in the final season of Sons of Anarchy.

Love also had a guest starring role on Sons of Anarchy which led to a crappy interaction during the season premiere party which quickly made headlines. We guess their hatchet for that was also buried. Love most recently guest-starred on FOX’s hit drama, Empire, where she played a druggy singer on the verge of losing her record contract.

Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Hints Next Album Might Be the Last


Between bad-mouthing former members of the band as well as fellow contemporaries and posing with cats and creating shows based on wrestling, it’s almost shocking that Billy Corgan has had the time to record a new album.

Just yesterday, the Smashing Pumpkins released their new album Moments to an Elegy which features all four recently released singles, “Drum + Fife,” “Being Beige,” “One and All,” and “Tiberius.”

During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Corgan hinted that the band’s next album, 2015’s Day for Night, might just be their last one.

“The next album is like the end, end, end” he admitted when he was asked about the pre-planning that went into making the ongoing trilogy a reality.

Moments to an Elegy marks the second installment of their Teargarden by Kaleidyscope trilogy which began with 2012’s Oceania.

But with Corgan, you can never be too sure about what he means by “the end”; is it the end for the band or the end of the trilogy.

“Honestly, I think the fanbase is gone,” said Corgan to the reporter.

“I would define a fan as someone who explores the depths of the artist’s work and allows the artist to show you something. It’s not up to the artist to walk you by the hand. I don’t think there are many of those people who exist. I’d say they’re in the low thousands.”

Sorry Billy, we’re pretty sure the people who went out to buy the new album as well as its predecessors would beg to differ with your opinion.

As usual, we’ll take Corgan’s hint of the end with a grain of salt until it’s actually confirmed by everyone in the band.

Billy Corgan Reveals Reason Behind Drummer’s Firing


It appears that there was a lot more to the firing of Mike Byrne from the Smashing Pumpkins, at least according to Billy Corgan.

Five months after drummer Byrne was fired from the band, Corgan has revealed, in a lengthy post that might be able to rival some of Morrissey, about the reasoning behind the removal.

In the post, Corgan claims that Byrne required too much “hand-holding” and decided it was in the best interest of the group to get rid of him and bring in seasoned drummer, Tommy Lee for the recording of the Smashing Pumpkins’ next studio album.

We should also point out that Byrne was only 19 years old when he joined SP in 2010. Kind of intimidating for anyone to join a band like the Smashing Pumpkins who have been around longer than you have.

Corgan describes Byrne as a “twitch” and claims his “ADD” stifled the band’s recording process for their second of two new albums. Corgan implies that the drummer found his ideas boring and that it had to do with his generations mindset.

We’re not going to lie Billy, were a little offended by that considering we do own most of your discography.

You can read the full, long-winded post here. Don’t be confused if you see the cover of a Flash comic book on the page because that’s where it all begins.

But apparently things weren’t that bad because Corgan managed to finish recording the first of the two new albums, Monuments to an Elgery which has a release date of Dec. 9. Check out second song to be released from that record, “One and All.”

Billy Corgan Updates Fans on His Memoir’s Word Count


Billy Corgan definitely has enough material to write a memoir, and it looks like the singer’s life story might be thicker than a full encyclopedia.

The Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman has been working on a memoir titled, God is Everywhere From Here to There for several years now, and a recent update on the project has revealed that he’s already written 200,000 words, but the kicker is the part that he’s not even halfway done.

“A few days prior I crossed the 200,000 word threshold, convinced that the midway point of said opus had been reached,” Corgan revealed in a blog post on the Smashing Pumpkins’ website.
“But this was not so, as only 5 of 12 intended sections had been covered.”

“General indications are that the book will eventually clock in at half a million words,” the frontman added. “Too many I say; but sadly, never enough.”

To put in a perspective that most of us would understand, the average count for a Harry Potter book was well around 150,000 while the Lord of the Rings clock in at around 500,000 words.

Funny enough, Corgan made the prediction of reaching around half a million words, but considering the fact that there are two new Smashing Pumpkins albums in the work, a reissue of Machina, Corgan’s current mission to develop a wrestling series for AMC, and that pesky search for a new drummer, it all indicates that the word count might even surpass his current prediction.

Smashing Pumpkins Writing New Songs

Smashing Pumpkins

Earlier this week, Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman, Billy Corgan updated fans on Twitter telling them that he was currently on day one of writing new material for an upcoming album.


Though that was all that the frontman said, this material could become part of the band’s 10 studio album, following last year’s released, Oceania.

While the Pumpkins may have not been in the limelight as of recently, they have been busy with the reissue of their hit album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness which included hits such as “Tonight, Tonight” and “Zero.” They also have been keeping busy by performing at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin.

While they might be in the writing process right now, the band will be heading out on a North American and European tour which will start in April and go all through July.