Billy Corgan's ever-evolving Smashing Pumpkins just released their ninth studio album, 'Oceania.' While Corgan's baldhead and goth-tinged look haven't changed much, the band behind him has—aside from Corgan, no other member of the original lineup remains. Now the band features a group of young hired guns, including 22-year-old drummer Mike Byrne, who was found via open auditions for the band. So we figured it was the perfect time to look back on the Pumpkins' evolution under the direction of its fearless leader, Billy Corgan.
(Above, Corgan performs a headstand while wearing a dress live on stage in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1992)
Smashing Pumpkins Soak It In
Billy Corgan lives the 'Siamese Dream' in 1993 with then band members James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin.
A young Billy Corgan shreds it out in a weird jacket. Ah, the '90s.
Billy and D'arcy
Billy Corgan and D'arcy Wretzky performing live on stage.
The Smashing Pumpkins and the Amazing Technicolor Silk Shirts
In 1991, this shirt situation was OK.
1994 MTV VMAs
The Smashing Pumpkins perform 'Siamese Dream' track "Disarm" at the 1994 Video Music Awards.
Billy Corgan in the Infamous 'Zero' Shirt
During the Pumpkins' 'Mellon Collie' tour, Billy's "Zero" shirt gained its own following.
D'arcy Rocks Devil Horns
D'arcy Wretzky performs in San Francisco in 1998 after the release of the Pumpkins' fourth studio album, 'Adore.'
1997 Grammy Awards
The Pumpkins took home a Grammy for best Hard Rock Performance for their 'Mellon Collie' single "Bullet with Butterfly Wings." Iha's thrilled.
Billy Corgan embraces the crowd at First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis in 1993.
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Smashing Pumpkins in the Netherlands
Billy Corgan and Melissa Auf der Maur, who replaced Wretzky on bass for the band's 2000 tour, vibe together during a European show.
Spike TV's Scream 2008 Award Show
After a seven-year break, Billy Corgan reformed the Pumpkins in 2007 to release 'Zeitgeist.' One year later, they dropped their four-song 'American Gothic' EP. Here, Corgan spreads his wings onstage at Spike TV's "Scream 2008" Awards.
1996 MTV VMAs
The Smashing Pumpkins took home seven Moonmen for their videos "1979" and "Tonight, Tonight" at the 1996 MTV VMAs.
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Smashing Pumpkins & Marylin Manson Play for a Good Cause
Smashing Pumpkins perform with Marilyn Manson at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit in 1997 in California.
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Billy's Day In Court
In 2009, Billy Corgan testified at the "Performance Rights Act" hearing on Capitol Hill which focuses on ensuring fair pay for artists for radio play of their music.
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A New Line-Up
Billy Corgan welcomes new band members—drummer Myke Byne, bass player Nicole Fiorentino and guitarist Jeff Schroeder—at the 2010 MTV World Stages press conference in Mexico.
Smashing Pumpkins Rock Belgium
Corgan all dressed up.
Live Earth 2007
Smashing Pumpkins perform at Live Earth New York in 2007. Combating climate change FTW.
Smashing Pumpkins at KROQ's LA Invasion
The Smashing Pumpkins practice perfect teamwork at KROQ's Inland Invasion in California in 2007.
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Billy Corgan gets the treatment from a Mexican wrestler during the 2010 MTV World Stages in Mexico City.
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Billy Corgan Lets His Light Shine
Corgan tries to make dresses happen during the Pumpkins' comeback tour in London in 2007.
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Corgan Collapses Under Weight of Heavy Solo
The frontman basks in the crowd's love after destroying a solo during a 2010 Mexico City concert.
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Billy Corgan and Pete Townshend of The Who Go Unplugged
Corgan joined the Who rocker for a brief acoustic show in Los Angeles in 2006.
Smashing Pumpkins at Pinkpop Festival 2007
Billy Corgan gets patriotic onstage during the Netherlands' famed Pinkpop Festival in 2007.
Smashing Pumpkins are Inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk
Billy Corgan and original Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin are inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk in L.A. in 2008. Rock on.