The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988. Founded by Billy Corgan (vocals/guitar), the band disbanded briefly in 2000, but returned in 2006.
Disavowing the punk rock roots shared by many of their alt-rock contemporaries, the Pumpkins have a diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock, arena rock, shoegazer-style production and, in later recordings, electronica. Frontman Billy Corgan is the group's primary songwriter - his grand musical ambitions and cathartic lyrics have shaped the band's albums and songs, which have been described as "anguished, bruised reports from Billy Corgan's nightmare-land".
- Billy Corgan: vocals/lead guitar (1988-2000, since 2006)
- Mike Byrne: drums (since 2009)
- Jeff Schroeder: rhythm guitar (since 2006)
- Ginger Reyes-Pooley: bass (since 2006)
- Lisa Harriton: keyboard (since 2006)
- James Iha: rhythm guitar (1988-2000)
- D'arcy Wretzky: bass (1988-1999)
- Jimmy Chamberlin: drums (1988-1996, 1999-2000, 2006-2009)
- Melissa auf der Maur (formerly from Hole): bass (1999-2000)
- Gish (1991)
- Siamese Dream (1993)
- Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)
- Adore (1998)
- Machina/The Machines of God (2000)
- Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music (2000)
- Zeitgeist (2007)
- Teargarden by Kaleidyscope (2009-)
- This album, actualy, is comprised of a series of separate recordings.
Songs in Guitar Hero games:Edit
- Cherub Rock - Guitar Hero 3
- Today - Guitar Hero World Tour
- Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Guitar Hero 5
- G.L.O.W. - Guitar Hero World Tour DLC
- 1979 - Guitar Hero World Tour DLC
- The Everlasting Gaze - Guitar Hero World Tour DLC
- Billy Corgan is unlockable Character in Guitar Hero World Tour and unlocked after playing "Today" on Band Career Mode.