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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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Courtney Love: Kurt Cobain's Notorious Groupie Or Underrated Talent?

28th October 2011

Never one to be out of the limelight for very long, Courtney Love recently announced that she has signed a publishing deal with HarperCollins to write a 'no-holds barred' memoir, with Anthony Bozza. Bozza is...

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Billy Corgan Launches Wrestling Company

14th October 2011

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is expanding his empire - he's launched his own wrestling company in Chicago, Illinois.The rocker will act as creative director of Resistance Pro, and develop "storylines" for fighting events. He...

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Billy Corgan Swaps Music For Wrestling

14th October 2011

Billy Corgan has sent up a professional wrestling company.The Smashing Pumpkins frontman will act as creative director for Resistance Pro, creating storylines for their events and be the public face of the organisation in the...

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Smells Like Sex For Courtney Love

12th October 2011

Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain watched Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' video together the first time they had sex.The Hole singer can vividly remember the first time she and her late husband - who committed...

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Billy Corgan Dismisses Smashing Pumpkins Split Rumours

7th October 2011

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has assured fans the band is not on the verge of a split, amid reports they plan to quit if their next album flops.The rockers are set to release their...

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Courtney Love Writing Autobiography

30th September 2011

Courtney Love is writing a tell-all autobiography.The Hole singer and widow of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain hopes to "set the record straight" in the book, which is expected to cover her life as an...

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Smashing Pumpkins Recording Full Album

28th September 2011

Smashing Pumpkins are recording their first album since 2007. The grunge band - whose only remaining original member is singer and guitarist Billy Corgan - have been releasing single tracks through the internet as part...

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Corgan's Brother Mugged

11th June 2011

Billy Corgan's younger brother has been left shaken after he was mugged on Thursday (09Jul11).Jesse Andersen, The Smashing Pumpkins rocker's half-brother, was riding the subway in Chicago, Illinois when a young woman and a group...

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Billy Corgan To Release 'Spiritual Memoir'

11th May 2011

Rocker Billy Corgan is putting pen to paper to write an autobiography detailing his private life and career.The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has already written 300 pages of God Is Everywhere, From Here To There, which...

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The Things They Tweet 1524

16th April 2011

"Little known BC fact: I am related, via marriage, to Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo. He's married to my sister-in-laws cousin." Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan is thrilled to discover he has a sportsman in...

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The Things They Tweet 1494

3rd April 2011

"Heard sad news that one of my most loyal fans, Shannon MCManis-Thorn, has passed away suddenly. May God always treasure her great spirit." Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan takes to Twitter.com to pay his respects...

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Courtney Love Settles 'Twitter' Lawsuit

4th March 2011

Courtney Love has settled her 'twitter' lawsuit for $430,000.The Hole rocker was sued by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir over comments she made about her via social networking sites twitter and MySpace, claiming the singer had...

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The Things They Tweet 1438

28th February 2011

"I understand Charlie Sheen. Understanding Charlie Sheen = i have a special brain. Jokes aside, I've hung out with him a few times, nice person." SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN on troubled actor Sheen.

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Courtney Love Sued For Twitter Rants

6th January 2011

Courtney Love is being sued over comments she made on twitter. The Hole rocker has become the first celebrity to have legal action launched against her over comments made on social networking sites - including...

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Smashing Pumpkins Reignite Feud With Pavement

22nd November 2010

As the SMASHING PUMPKINS prepare to release their second EP instalment of 'Teagarden by Kaleidyscope' tomorrow (23rd November 2010), front-man BILLY CORGAN has reignited his band's 15-year feud with American indie rockers PAVEMENT, reports NME.Speaking...

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Corgan Sparks New Feud With Pavement

16th November 2010

SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN has stirred up a new indie rock feud after lashing out at the members of reunited PAVEMENT for refusing to record new music.The two bands will be sharing the bill...

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The Things They Tweet 1256

30th October 2010

"This halloween I'm dressing up as Lolita.. and @Billy is going as Humbert Humbert ..just to stay true to our real life situation... I'm dressing up as C Love, just to really scare the s**t...

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Billy Corgan's Grand Designs

29th October 2010

Billy Corgan said he takes on huge musical projects because otherwise he'll get bored.The Smashing Pumpkins singer and songwriter is poised to release the second part of his 44 track 'Teargarden By Kaleidyscope' project and...

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Corgan Debuts New Track At Book Launch

8th October 2010

Rocker BILLY CORGAN debuted new material for lucky fans attending his book launch in Paris, France last week (begs27Sep10).The Smashing Pumpkins star was in the French capital to promote his new book Chants Magnetiques and...

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Corgan: 'Love Has Dug Her Own Grave'

16th September 2010

BILLY CORGAN has reignited his war of words with COURTNEY LOVE, insisting she's "an idiot" for continuing to criticise him.The Smashing Pumpkins rocker decided to "break all ties" with his former pal earlier this year...

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