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)
June 22, 2012