Corgan will continue to write and record as Smashing PumpkinsChamberlin out of Smashing Pumpkins Mar 21, 2009
AM and FM music radio stations earn billions in advertising revenue without compensating the artists, musicians and rights holders who bring music to life and listeners' ears to the radio dialCorgan to testify before House Committee Mar 09, 2009
For a year now I have walked around with a secret, a secret I chose to keepCorgan wants to reunite Smashing Pumpkins Jun 21, 2005
I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreamsCorgan wants to reunite Smashing Pumpkins Jun 21, 2005
The Cure is one of my favorite bands of all timeCorgan's 'TheFutureEmbrace' due June 12 Mar 31, 2005
William Patrick "Billy" Corgan, Jr. (born March 17, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional poet best known as the frontman and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins. Formed by Corgan and guitarist James Iha in Chicago, Illinois in 1987, the band quickly gained steam with the addition of bassist D'arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. In three years, The Smashing Pumpkins had transformed themselves into a major label success. Strong album sales and large-scale tours propelled the band's increasing fame in the 1990s, while Chamberlin's drug problems escalated until he had to be fired. The Pumpkins continued as a three-piece until Chamberlin rejoined the band in 1999, then broke up in 2000. Corgan started a new band with Chamberlin right away, called Zwan, and after their demise, he released a solo album and a collection of poetry before setting his sights on reforming the Smashing Pumpkins.
The new version of that band, consisting of Corgan, Chamberlin, and a revolving tour lineup, released an album in 2007 and followed it with extensive touring over the next year and a half. Chamberlin left the Smashing Pumpkins in March 2009, while Corgan continued on with a new lineup, currently recording the album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope and touring.