Entertainment 22.8.2017 07:32 pm

Smashing Pumpkins’ Corgan sets stripped-back solo album

Billy Corgan, the force behind hard-charging alternative rock giants The Smashing Pumpkins, on Tuesday announced a stripped-back solo album driven by piano and acoustic guitar.

The rocker -- now going by his full name William Patrick Corgan -- said that "Ogilala," his second solo album, would come out on October 13 and be accompanied by a solo acoustic tour of North America.

Smashing Pumpkins’ Corgan sets stripped-back solo album
Smashing Pumpkins’ Corgan sets stripped-back solo album

Smashing Pumpkins’ Corgan sets stripped-back solo album

Billy Corgan, the force behind hard-charging alternative rock giants The Smashing Pumpkins, on Tuesday announced a stripped-back solo album driven by piano and acoustic guitar.

Cosby retrial for sex assault pushed back to 2018
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Cosby retrial for sex assault pushed back to 2018

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Criselda apologises for ‘she man’ comments and defending Manana
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Criselda apologises for ‘she man’ comments and defending Manana

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John Legend respects South Africa, says Ndlozi
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Criselda faces being fired from SABC over comments ‘defending’ Manana
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Foo Fighters follow ‘Adele’ blueprint on return
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‘Hitman’ bumps off ‘Logan’ to claim box-office lead
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Venezuela conductor Dudamel’s tour canceled
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