Billy Corgan Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

26th July 2015

Quote: "We get our a**es kicked by EDM or some of these artists that are more keyboard and drum machine and reverb. They're engaging in new technology. Guitar isn't new technology - there are only so many ways you can warp it around. Radiohead was probably the last band that really did anything new with the guitar." Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan tells Entertainment Weekly why he thinks rock music is losing fans and popularity.

9th December 2014

Fact: Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan set up shop in Chicago, Illinois and New York on Monday (08Dec14) to offer fans the chance to purchase the band's new album, Monuments to an Elegy, on vinyl, a day before its official release. The Big Apple pop-up store was located at Physical GraffiTea, which is located in the same building featured on Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti album cover. Other band merchandise and Christmas gifts were also available at the temporary East Coast store.

1st April 2014

Fact: Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan is reportedly in talks to turn his wrestling world into a new U.S. Tv series. The singer/songwriter launched his independent pro-wrestling organisation Resistance Pro in 2011 and now it's set to be the basis for a new reality show, according to

9th July 2013

Tweet: "‏I think I've got math right this year. Today is 25th (anniversary) of 1st (Smashing Pumpkins) show. My thanks to all for an amazing run." Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan thanked his army of fans on Tuesday (09Jul13) for their ongoing support over his band's 25-year history.

25th March 2013

Tweet: "Excited to announce today's our 1st official day of writing for new Sp album. Wish us luck!" Rocker Billy Corgan heads back into the studio with his Smashing Pumpkins bandmates.

12th March 2013

Tweet: "Very happy to have had the pleasure of hearing David Bowie's latest. Beautiful, prescient, soulful music." Rocker Billy Corgan approves of David Bowie's new album The Next Day, which was released in the U.K. on Monday (11Mar13) and will hit U.S. retailers on Tuesday (12Mar13).

20th February 2013

Fact: Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has fronted a bizarre new furniture ad in a bid to promote his new wrestling company. In the odd ad for Walter E. Smithe Furniture, the rocker calls on his Resistance Pro Wrestling fighters for help when he is bullied by a suited businessman in a wrestling ring game of musical chairs.

17th October 2012

Tweet: "Had 3 meetings with networks yesterday to pitch @Resistance_Pro reality show. We are one step closer!" Rocker Billy Corgan is excited plans to launch his own wrestling reality TV series are taking shape. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman started his own wrestling company, Resistance Pro, last year (11).

6th September 2012

Fact: 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 plans for the project last December (11).

17th July 2012

Tweet: "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 rocker pal on Monday (16Jul12). The Frogs star died during a swim in Wisconsin earlier this month (Jul12).

14th June 2012

Quote: "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, you get kicked in the teeth, that's it." Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan is adamant he wants nothing more to do with his ex-lover and former pal Courtney Love.

12th June 2012

Quote: "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... Is Ritchie Blackmore a better guitar player than me and Jonny Greenwood? Yes. Have we all made contributions? Yes. I'm not attacking that. I'm attacking the pomposity that says this is more valuable than that. I'm sick of that." Rocker Billy Corgan hates music snobbery.

29th February 2012

Tweet: "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 ago". Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is rocked by The Monkees frontman's sudden death on Wednesday (29Feb12).

29th February 2012

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

30th December 2011

Tweet: "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 take part in an upcoming tournament. The singer launched his own fight club in his native city in November (11).

16th April 2011

Tweet: "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 the family.

3rd April 2011

Tweet: "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 to pay his respects to a dead fan.

28th February 2011

Tweet: "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.

30th October 2010

Tweet: "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 out of @Billy." Rocker Billy Corgan's Aussie pop star girlfriend JESSICA ORIGLIASSO jokes about her Halloween dress-up choices.

16th September 2010

Quote: "I'm in a really happy place. I've survived. I'm not burnt out. I haven't done drugs for ten years. I'm happy, I'm a little fat. That's about it." Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan has got his life back on track.

16th September 2010

Tweet: "A French person has written me and chided me for not knowing my Francais better. They said (song) Chants Magnetiques means 'electric hamburger'." The title of Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan's new book has come in for a little foreign criticism.

26th June 2010

Tweet: "Congrats to Rush today on their Hollywood Star! There are many stars on Hollywood Blvd but none will shine brighter!!!" Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan after honouring his favourite rockers at their star unveiling on the Walk of Fame on Friday (25Jun10).

24th June 2010

Tweet: "In the amazing news department, I've been asked to introduce Rush for their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday morning." Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan is thrilled to be asked to lead his favourite band's latest honour.

13th March 2010

Quote: "I'm single. I am OK being single. I'm flirtatious and single." Jessica Simpson insists she isn't in a relationship, despite reports linking her to Billy Corgan.

6th March 2010

Quote: "I have no interest in supporting her in any way, shape or form. You can't throw enough things down the abyss with a person like that." Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan still dislikes his former pal Courtney Love.

4th March 2010

Quote: "If I go, 'Oh, we’re just friends,' then it’s like, 'Did they go out, did he dump her or she dump him, what happened?’ It has nothing to do with any of that. Sometimes people just like being around each other, and good things come out of that... If people knew her like I knew her, they would love her like I do. It’s really simple." Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan on his relationship with Jessica Simpson.

19th February 2010

Quote: "After almost 20 years of friendship, I have decided to break all ties to Courtney. I don't want anything to do with her." Rocker Billy Corgan distances himself from ex-pal Courtney Love via email when asked to comment on her comeback record as part of a Spin magazine article.

11th April 2009

Quote: "It's a dumb name, but I chose it 'cause I thought it was funny." Billy Corgan on the thinking behind the name of his band, Smashing Pumpkins.

3rd December 2006

Fact: Garbage star Shirley Manson is working on her first solo album with Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan and Jack White, but plans to release a cover of a John Lennon track as her first single.

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