James Iha

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    The Smashing Pumpkins Ruined My Joy, Again, Last Night at The Palladium

    Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. In 2000, a 15-year old Gavin persuaded his dad to buy him a ticket to see the Smashing Pumpkins on their farewell tour. They were to play the cavernous NIA in Birmingham, England. Gavin had not been to see many concerts before. In fact, his previous con ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Over the Weekend: A Perfect Circle, Red Bacteria Vacuum at Verizon Theatre

    A Perfect Circle, Red Bacteria Vacuum Verizon Theatre in Grand PrairieJuly 23, 2011Better than: seeing a cover band devoted to Tool and A Perfect Circle songs. A Perfect Circle​ It's one thing to throw in a couple of cover songs in a set. It's a whole other thing to devote a majority of a band's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Listomania: Billy Corgan's Six Most Questionable Career Decisions

    Oh, Billy!​There was a time in our younger days when there simply was no bigger band than Smashing Pumpkins. Depending on who you ask, double-album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Saddness is either one of the greatest triumphs of the mid-'90s alt-rock boom or one of the most self-indulgent, overra ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    The Daily Fail: Billy Corgan

    Billy Corgan, you still don't fucking get it do you? It's been almost 20 years since you first picked a fight with Stephen Malkmus and Pavement because you were mentioned in "Range Life." At least rappers, most of the time, they squash their beefs, mostly because the public forgets why it started ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Today In Music News: Tinted Windows Is No Joke, Tough and Go Is No More (?), and Chris Martin Is No Slouch.

    Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, February 19, 2009... If you're going to SXSW, you may want to check out the worlds most ironic supergroup--Tinted Windows. The band includes ex-Smashing Pumpkin James Iha, the middle Hanson (Taylor), Bun E. Carlos from Cheap Trick and Fountains o ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    May 10, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2006

    It's Hip to Be Square

    Midlake prefers the summer breezes of Christopher Cross and other soft-rock faves. Which doesn't explain why the band's new record is genius. The latest issue of Spin, which should be on stands any second now (it's the one with Johnny Knoxville on the cover; no, it's not the September 2003 issue), h ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Bang to Hype

    At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Out of Town

    Whiskeytown's last album is a rock-and-roll masterpiece. So how come you haven't heard it?

  • Music

    May 28, 1998

    The great Pumpkin

    With Adore, Billy Corgan has finally made a record as good as he thinks it is