The Smashing Pumpkins are one of the most commercially successful and of critically acclaimed rock bands of all time and have sold over 30 million albums to date. They rocked the world of rock music in the 90s with a sound that was second to none - powerful, rousing and emotionally honest. They combined rock, pop, metal, gothic, psychedelia and electronics into a kaleidoscope of guitar-driven melodies, bombastic orchestration, eloquent songwriting and unshakeable hooklines.
Their platinum-selling debut "Gish" had a huge impact on the alternative rock scene with its melodic, shimmering rock songs with an almost dreamlike quality, driven by of Corgan's androgynous and mystical vocals. Subsequent albums included the nine-times platinum hit collection "Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness" and "Siamese Dream", which went quadruple platinum and earned them much praise. "Adore", released in 1998, was also a bestseller. Not only did the band's hits shape the music of an entire generation back then, they still sound relevant and fresh today and are now influencing a whole new generation of of musicians and fans.