Personalities | The Smashing Pumpkins | Nineties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1988–2000, 2005–present)

Formed in Chicago, Billy Corgan (guitar, vocals), James Iha (guitar), D’Arcy Wretzky (bass) and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums) are, along with Nirvana, one of the most important alternative bands of the 1990s. Corgan fused metal, punk and melody over which he delivered compelling lyrical narratives. Siamese Dream (1993), Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995) and Adore (1998) are essential. After they split in 2000, Corgan recorded Mary Star Of The Sea (2003) as Zwan, but re-formed The Pumpkins two years later.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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