William Patrick Corgan Jr. is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and professional wrestling promoter. He is best known as the lead singer, primary songwriter, guitarist, and only permanent member of the rock band the Smashing Pumpkins. He is currently the owner and promoter of the National Wrestling Alliance promotion. Formed by Corgan and guitarist James Iha in Chicago in 1988, the Smashing Pumpkins 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 demise he released a solo album, TheFutureEmbrace, in 2005 and a collection of poetry, Blinking with Fists, before reforming the Smashing Pumpkins. The new version of the band, consisting of Corgan and a revolving lineup, has released and toured new albums extensively since 2007.
|Born:||William Patrick Corgan Jr, March 17, 1967, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Musician, singer, songwriter, professional wrestling promoter|
|Twitter:||Billy Corgan's Twitter profile|
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About Billy Corgan
Guitarist and singer-songwriter for the grunge rock band Smashing Pumpkins, the group known for sounds like "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" and "Today," and the other project Zwan.
He collected over 10,000 baseball cards as a child. He founded the Smashing Pumpkins in the late 1980s.
After disbanding the Smashing Pumpkins in 2000, he reunited the band in 2005.
He married Christine Fabian in June 1993 and they divorced in 1997. He welcomed a son named Augustus with Chloe Mendel in 2015.
His music with The Smashing Pumpkins has been remixed by Moby.
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