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Fascinating Fact 14056

6th September 2012

Rocker Billy Corgan will celebrate the grand opening of his new Chicago, Illinois cafe, Madame Zuzu's Tea House, by performing acoustic sets and handing out free tea next week (13Sep12). The Smashing Pumpkins frontman announced...

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Billy Corgan Slams Soundgarden

16th August 2012

Billy Corgan claims Soundgarden only reunited for money. The Smashing Pumpkins singer and guitarist believes the fellow grunge legends only got back together in 2010 for financial gain.He told PhilStar.com: ''There are those bands that...

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Billy Corgan Criticises Soundgarden Reunion

15th August 2012

Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan has criticised reunited rockers Soundgarden for staging a comeback, insisting the move must have been motivated by money.The Black Hole Sun hitmakers regrouped last year (11) for the first time...

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Billy Corgan Vows To Return To Philippines After Rained Out Show

9th August 2012

Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan has vowed to return to the Philippines to make it up to fans who missed out on the band's show in Manila this week (begs06Aug12) due to a torrential downpour.The...

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Billy Corgan: Music Is Dumbed Down

8th August 2012

Billy Corgan claims the music industry ''operates on a dumbing down principle.''The Smashing Pumpkins singer and guitarist feels only a few bands, such as Radiohead, get to keep their integrity and ''intelligence'' on the records...

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Billy Corgan Backs Down In Ok Go Spat

1st August 2012

Billy Corgan has moved to end a feud with members of Ok Go after accusing the band of using "gimmicks" to sell records.In June (12), the Smashing Pumpkins star admitted he preferred the music industry...

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Billy Corgan Has 'Bieber Fever'

31st July 2012

Billy Corgan has ''Bieber Fever.''The Smashing Pumpkins singer admires teen pop star Justin Bieber, having been exposed to him through his young nieces. He told Australia's 'The Morning Show' TV programme: ''I'm not a pop...

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The Things They Tweet 2914

17th July 2012

"We buried our brother Dennis Flemion today. Know that your messages of support for the family and his music have given them great comfort." Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan said a final farewell to his...

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Billy Corgan Remembers Dennis Flemion At Wake

15th July 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan remembered his rocker friend Dennis Flemion at a special service on Saturday (14Jul12).The Frogs star was with friends and family on Wind Lake in Racine, Wisconsin on 7 July...

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Billy Corgan Calls For Fans To Remember Dennis Flemion

13th July 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has urged fans to remember rocker Dennis Flemion at a special service on Saturday (14Jul12).The Frogs star was with friends and family on Wind Lake in Racine, Wisconsin last...

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Billy Corgan 'Devastated' By Dennis Flemion Boating Tragedy

10th July 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is "devastated" after rocker Dennis Flemion went missing during a boating trip on Saturday (07Jul12).The Frogs star is said to have been with friends and family on Wind Lake...

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Billy Corgan Upset About Fans Slamming Jessica Origliasso

21st June 2012

Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan has urged his fans to stop sending abusive online messages to his ex-girlfriend Jessica Origliasso following their split, insisting he still loves and admires the Australian pop star.The couple recently...

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Billy Corgan And Jessica Origliasso Split

21st June 2012

Billy Corgan and The Veronicas star Jessica Origliasso have split up. Australian pop singer Jessica said the Smashing Pumpkins singer has gone from ''boyfriend'' to just ''friend'' status after two years together.She added to Australia's...

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Smashing Pumpkins Frustrated By Fans

20th June 2012

Smashing Pumpkins get frustrated when fans just want to hear their old songs.Frontman Billy Corgan says despite all the work he puts into writing new material, fans often just want them to play the classics....

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Billy Corgan Writing Autobiography

18th June 2012

Billy Corgan is writing his autobiography.The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has promised to give a truthful account of his life in the band - of which he is the only remaining original member - including addressing...

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Billy Corgan Won't Play Full Album Live

16th June 2012

Billy Corgan would never perform a whole Smashing Pumpkins album live.The frontman insists he won't accept offers to play the band's 'Siamese Dream' album in full and believes acts who do are like ''girls who...

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The Things They Say 25477

14th June 2012

"I have nothing to do with her, don't want anything to do with her. Done. D-O-n-e in capital letters... I stood by her one too many times and, like anybody else who's stood by her,...

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Billy Corgan Blasts Radiohead

13th June 2012

Billy Corgan has lashed out at Radiohead. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has blasted the Oxford band as ''pompous'' and says he is horrified that some people think Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood is more valuable than Deep...

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The Things They Say 25451

12th June 2012

"I'll p**s on f**king Radiohead, because of all this pomposity. This value system that says (guitarist) Jonny Greenwood is more valuable than (heavy rock legend) Ritchie Blackmore. Not in the world I grew up in......

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Billy Corgan Plans Reality Tv Wrestling Series

6th June 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is in talks to start up his own wrestling reality TV series.The rocking fight fan recently started a new wrestling company called Resistance Pro and he's keen to document...

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Billy Corgan: 'I'd Like X Factor Judging Role'

16th March 2012

Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan has urged Simon Cowell to consider him for the vacant judging post on America's TV talent show The X Factor.The rocker insists he'd jump at the chance to mentor wannabes...

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Corgan Blames Music Bosses For Del Rey's Snl Appearance

14th March 2012

Outspoken rocker Billy Corgan blames TV bosses for Lana Del Rey's disastrous performance on Saturday Night Live in January (12), insisting she was rushed onto the high-profile show.Del Rey hit the headlines earlier this year...

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The Things They Tweet 2368

29th February 2012

"Sad to hear of the passing of Davy Jones! Met him just last year, was very kind to me. Monkees should have been in R 'n R Hof (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) years...

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Fascinating Fact 12957

29th February 2012

Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan has named his new cafe in Chicago, Illinois Madame Zuzu's Tea House.

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The Things They Tweet 2210

30th December 2011

"We are holding open auditions for those interested in joining @Resistance_Pro on January 12th in Chicago. Have a dream to be in the ring?" Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan is looking for wannabe wrestlers to...

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Billy Corgan Wants Tea Shop To Become Cultural Attraction In Chicago

29th December 2011

Rocker Billy Corgan is opening his own tea house in his native Chicago, Illinois because he's convinced there is a "lack of culture" in the city for locals his age.The Smashing Pumpkins frontman, 44, announced...

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Billy Corgan Opening Tea Shop

15th December 2011

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is launching an unlikely new venture - he's opening a tea house in his native Illinois.The rocker spent his Thursday (15Dec11) taste-testing different brews for his Chicago cafe and he...

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Billy Corgan Wants To Write For Broadway

13th December 2011

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan hopes to write songs for Broadway musicals in the future, but he won't turn to the stage until he has improved his songwriting skills.The rocker admits he dreams of working...

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Billy Corgan Suffering Food Poisoning On Tour

7th December 2011

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan battled through a bout of food poisoning on Wednesday (07Dec11) to perform for fans in Spain.The rocker fell ill after a meal, but he refused to cancel the concert in...

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Billy Corgan Missing Launch Of Wrestling Company

25th November 2011

Wrestling fan Billy Corgan has been forced to miss the big launch of his own fight club on Friday (25Nov11) because he's busy on tour in Europe.The Smashing Pumpkins star joined with two Chicago, Illinois...

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