Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan

 

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William Patrick Corgan Jr. (born March 17, 1967)[1] is an American musician, songwriter, producer, poet, and professional wrestling magnate. He is best known as the lead singer, primary songwriter, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins. Formed by Corgan and guitarist James Iha in Chicago, Illinois, in 1988, the band quickly gained steam with the addition of bassist D'arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. Strong album sales and large-scale tours propelled the band's increasing fame in the 1990s until their break-up in 2000. Corgan started a new band called Zwan, and after their quick demise, he released a solo album TheFutureEmbrace in 2005 and a collection of poetry (Blinking with Fists) before setting his sights on reforming Smashing Pumpkins.

The new version of The Smashing Pumpkins, consisting of Corgan and a revolving lineup, has released and toured new albums extensively since 2007. In October 2017, he released his first solo album in over a decade, Ogilala.

In 2011, Corgan entered the world of professional wrestling, founding Chicago-based Resistance Pro Wrestling. He later joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (now known as Impact Wrestling) in 2015, becoming its president in August 2016. After leaving TNA in November 2016, Corgan purchased the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), gaining its ownership in October 2017.

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Ogilala
 
Ogilala is the second solo album by American musician Billy Corgan (under the name William Patrick Corgan), frontman of alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins.
The Spaniards
Song
The Spaniards is a song by musical artist Billy Corgan, released on September 29, 2017.
Aeronaut
Song
Aeronaut is a song by musical artist Billy Corgan, released on August 22, 2017.
 
The Smashing Pumpkins
 

Photos - Billy Corgan326

Popular Albums2

Album Appearances & References30

Popular Songs3

Live Album Appearances & References1

Song Appearances & References11

Musical Groups3

Musical Group References1

Minor Film Appearances & References6

TV Shows3

Books1

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers9

Other Music-Related Relationships28

Personal & Professional Relationships1

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Awards & Nominations1

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Videos51

Spotify - Albums & Singles3

 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles7

Cody on leaving WWE, his relationship with Billy Corgan, British wrestlers working in the United States, exclusive contracts
  –  December 29, 2017
On working with Billy Corgan: “I’m passed the concept of ... I thought he was wonderful, great for pro wrestling. He had some music made for me and didn’t know I wanted to use my other music. That was one of the hardest moments of perhaps my ...
Interview: Cody Rhodes talks Kurt Angle, Billy Corgan, Impact Backstage and more
  –  December 29, 2017
On working with Billy Corgan: "I'm passed the concept of ... I thought he was wonderful, great for pro wrestling.He had some music made for me and didn't know I wanted to use my other music. That was one of the hardest moments of perhaps my life.
Billy Corgan Reveals How Pearl Jam, Nirvana & Smashing Pumpkins Changed MTV
  –  December 25, 2017
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan recently purchased the National Wrestling Alliance ... “I faced similar circumstances and odds when I entered the music business in 1988,” said Corgan. “It wasn’t like I looked on MTV and saw a million ...
A Classic Holiday Flashback – Dennis DeYoung and Billy Corgan’s “We Three Kings”
  –  December 18, 2017
pairing those two totally different music legends from different generations still blows my mind today. Well, almost 13 years ago, on December 23, 2004, the front man from Styx, Dennis DeYoung and the front man from the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan ...
Billy Corgan has changed his name back to Billy Corgan
  –  November 17, 2017
My name is William.” Then this September, Corgan explained to Rolling Stone why he wasn’t released music as Billy Corgan any longer, saying: “At some point, ‘Billy’ just gets kind of weird. I was obviously Billy in the band, but now I feel like ...
Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan talks new solo album, his 'faith in music'
  –  October 20, 2017
Though Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has worked on a number of different projects aside from the band that made him famous, "Ogilala" technically marks only his second proper solo album. The first from Corgan, who grew up in Glendale Heights, was ...
Billy Corgan might finally be ready to get out of his own way with new album 'Ogilala'
  –  October 18, 2017
It's taken a while for Billy Corgan to recognize he's better off when he lets his music do all the talking. But after a string of critical and commercial duds under the Smashing Pumpkins name, Corgan seems to at least be trying to rein in his self ...

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