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 can't wait to officially open the shop.
In a post, he writes, "had my first meeting today to prepare for opening a tea house on the north shore here in the Chicago area. lots of teas to try!"
It's the latest unusual venture for Corgan - he recently launched his own wrestling club in his home city.