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Billy Corgan

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William Patrick Corgan, III (born March 17, 1967 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, U.S.A.), most commonly known as Billy Corgan, is an American vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter best known for his work in the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins (and, briefly, as the frontman for alt-rock Zwan).

Corgan released his first solo album TheFutureEmbrace on June 21st, 2005. It warranted mostly lukewarm reviews from the press and only sold 69,000 copies. It was followed by a tour of Europe, USA, Australia, and Japan.

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The scars on his arms and hands in the artwork for TheFutureEmbrace are his birthmarks.

Corgan is also a huge sports fan.

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  • SuperSatanist

    GOAT

    3 Mar 11:41pm Reply
  • Dan_Sucks

    lol that sidartha thing

    1 Mar 3:22am Reply
  • legacystarship

    Under-rated.

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mk741

    A self-obsessed, self-absorbed, bitter, hypocritical egotist whose endless supply of opinionated ramblings never cease to entertain me. Wish I could actually enjoy any of his music.

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • songfactslastfm

    "I'm really a pop geek. I listen to all kinds of music." - Behind the drum kit of Garbage sits Butch Vig, who as producer of landmark albums by both Nirvana (Nevermind) and Smashing Pumpkins (Gish and Siamese Dream), led the '90s grunge/alt-rock revolution. How did Butch develop those golden ears? As we learn here, the man who burnished "Smells Like Teen Spirit" into a hit grew up on West Side Story and "MacArthur Park." Butch also talks about Garbage's first-ever live DVD, One Mile High…Live, which he says is far from perfect. Finding this balance between perfection and feel is the touchstone of a Butch Vig production, and according to Butch, this pursuit of perfection also marks the fundamental difference between Kurt Cobain and Billy Corgan: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/butch_vig/

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    Nope! Billy Corgan's voice. This guy makes Bob Dylan sound like an angelic classically trained singer.

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • Metalbeast7

    Anyone know why the Webster Hall show has so many listens? Thats a good 60,00 listeners more than TheFutureEmbrace wtf

    12 May 2013 Reply
  • Alice-In-Wonder

    Билли потрясный!

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Metalbeast7

    uhm, the sound of classymusicsnob typing?

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • inflikkt

    completely 100% agree with the last comment. need the future embrace 2.0!!!

    28 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Cinderful

    wished he'd kept at the solo act rather than calling the new stuff TSP. The FutureEmbrace was good stuff, way better than the faux-pumpkin follow ups.

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • malfiore_

    Lovely voice

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • grungechinczyk

    http://www.myspace.com/tetsunosukeofficial/music

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • spunge666

    Radiohead lol

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • nicholsjoshua35

    Starting with Smashing Pumpkins : Adore, people began to dislike Smashing Pumkins and Billy altogether. Of course when Radiohead, stole the idea and called it their own it was praised as the best albums ever. Radiohead, would love a recording of bathroom noise from the band, and call it a brand new artistic approach.

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • permonid

    <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Satur925

    Billy deserves better for Future Embrace than 'luke-warm' reviews imo

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • right33

    TFE is a superb, over looked album.

    10 Sep 2012 Reply
  • inflikkt

    the future embrace is so good. so much better than the newer pumpkins meh

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
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