Billy Corgan Biography
(Lead Singer and Guitarist of the Rock Band 'The Smashing Pumpkins')
Birthday: March 17, 1967 (Pisces)
Born In: Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States
Billy Corgan is an American musician who is best known for being the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the band ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’. Besides his tenure with the band, he also has a successful solo career. A multi-faceted personality, he is a poet, producer, and professional wrestling magnate as well. Corgan had a difficult childhood as his parents divorced when he was young and he suffered abuse at the hands of his stepmother. He sought solace in music and eventually went on to form ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’. His band made their debut with their album ‘Gish’ which Corgan has described as an album about spiritual ascension. It was met with positive reviews. The group went on to release several other successful albums, such as ‘Adore’ which reached the 2nd position on the US Billboard 200, and ‘Machina: The Machines of God’, which reached the 3rd position. The band has won two Grammy Awards. Corgan later also began a solo career and released two albums ‘TheFutureEmbrace’ and ‘Ogilala’. He has listed artists such as William S. Burroughs, Pablo Picasso and Jimi Hendrix as his influences. Eventually, he entered the world of professional wrestling and founded Resistance Pro Wrestling. He later joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and became its president. Corgan has purchased the National Wrestling Alliance as well. He has also produced the soundtracks for several movies.