Won the Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy for "Bullet With Butterfly Wings."
Had their biggest hit ever with the No. 12 song "1979."
Reached No. 1 with Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
First iteration of the band included only Billy Corgan and James Iha, with Corgan on bass, Iha on guitar, and a drum machine providing percussion.
Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin worked primarily in jazz before joining the band.
Recorded their first album at Smart Studios in Wisconsin for $20,000.
Opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, and Guns N' Roses early in their career.