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Smashing Pumpkins

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, 1999

As soon as Smashing Pumpkins released Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness in October 1995, their shaven-skulled mainman Billy Corgan buttheaded his way round the media circuit telling allcomers, "It’s the end of this band". But this, frankly, bald announcement proved something of a wind-up.

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