Smashing Pumpkins

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The Smashing Pumpkins
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1988–2000, 2006-present
Labels Caroline, Virgin, Hut, Constantinople, Martha's Music, Rocket Science
Associated acts Starchildren, Zwan, Spirits in the Sky
Website www.smashingpumpkins.com

The Smashing Pumpkins are an influential alternative rock band of the early 1990s. They formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988 and disbanded on December 2, 2000. They later reformed in 2006 and are together at the moment. The members until 2000 were Billy Corgan (vocals, guitars and writes almost all of the band's songs), James Iha (guitars), D'Arcy Wretzky (bass) and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums).

They were made famous by hit singles like "Today", "Rocket", "Disarm", "Bullet With Butterfly Wings", "1979", "Zero" and "Tonight, Tonight".

Their style was mainly alternative rock, but also influenced by the grunge movement of the early 1990s as well as heavy metal, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, and later, electronica.

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