Tag: Billy Corgan

Watch: Billy Corgan joins The Alarm for ‘Rain in the Summertime’ in Cleveland

Watch: Billy Corgan joins The Alarm for ‘Rain in the Summertime’ in Cleveland

he Alarm has been on tour in the U.S. this summer with contemporaries Modern English and Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, a package that drew a high-profile guest in Cleveland last night: Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who joined the Mike Peters-led band onstage to help perform its 1987 single “Rain in the Summertime.”

Dennis Flemion, of The Frogs, 1955-2012

Dennis Flemion, of The Frogs, 1955-2012

Dennis Flemion, who co-founded the cult indie-pop act The Frogs with his younger brother Jimmy in Milwaukee in 1980 and rose to minor alt-rock celebrity in the ’90s, is missing and presumed dead in a Wisconsin lake, Matador Records co-owner Gerard Cosloy announced on the label’s blog tonight.

Freebass — Peter Hook, Mani, Andy Rourke — releases debut album, ‘It’s a Beautiful Life’

Freebass — Peter Hook, Mani, Andy Rourke — releases debut album, ‘It’s a Beautiful Life’

Less than a month after dropping its debut EP, Peter Hook’s triple-bass supergroup Freebass — which also features The Smiths’ Andy Rourke and Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield of The Stone Roses and Primal Scream — today released its five-years-in-the-making album, ‘It’s a Beautiful Life.’

Peter Hook’s Freebass finishes first album, preps debut EP ‘Two Worlds Collide’

Peter Hook’s Freebass finishes first album, preps debut EP ‘Two Worlds Collide’

Former New Order bassist Peter Hook’s long-gestating Freebass project — which also features the four-stringed talents of The Smiths’ Andy Rourke and Gary “Mani” Mounfield […]