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About Billy Corgan
William Patrick “Billy” Corgan Jr., is an American singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the alternative rock band, The Smashing Pumpkins. In 2017, Corgan purchased and therefore became the owner and promoter of the National Wrestling Alliance.
He was born to blues/rock guitarist William Corgan Sr. and Martha Louise Maes Corgan Lutz. He married artist, Chris Fabian in 1993, but divorced two years later.
He has had a son, Augustus Juppiter Corgan and daughter Philomena Clementine Corgan from his relationship with Chloe Mendel.
Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, a 1995 album released by Corgan and the members of the The Smashing Pumpkins band, received seven nominations for Grammy awards and later received ten platinum certifications in the United States.
He founded Resistance Pro Wrestling in 2011, and became the president of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2016.
He is a devoted fan of the Chicago Cubs, the Blackhawks and the Bulls.
He also describes himself as a “wrestlemaniac”, and once hit Lou E. with an acoustic guitar at the Extreme Championship Wrestling event.
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Famous quotes by Billy Corgan
A good artist is willing to die many times over. What's funny is, I've died so many times.Billy Corgan
Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness.Billy Corgan
For someone who's had the level of success I've had, there's been very little critical review of my work, which is pretty fascinating.Billy Corgan
I did 13-something years of talking to wrestlers and promoters about why they did certain things and why they booked matches a certain way and what they were thinking and whether they were satisfied with the draw. And I got a lot of insight in the business.Billy Corgan
I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us through fear.Billy Corgan
I grew up in the suburbs and basically associate the suburbs with cultural death.Billy Corgan
I like my home and I like the nature.Billy Corgan
I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It's a journey of recovery. It's a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It's already there.Billy Corgan
I was fantasising about my own death, I started thinking what my funeral would be like and what music would be played, I was at that level of insanity.Billy Corgan
I was trying to be this person who is cool, eternally rocking.Billy Corgan
I'm from a lower middle class background all my family were immigrants.Billy Corgan
I'm not interested in pop art.Billy Corgan
I'm prepared to spend the rest of my life playing clubs, if that means I'm playing music that I believe in.Billy Corgan
I'm sort of like a lame, single guy in a red sports car.Billy Corgan
I've always been spiritual but I've never had a proper context, and it took me awhile to find the proper context. It's hard to realize you can have any kind of relationship with God you want... and so I now have a punk rock relationship with God.Billy Corgan
If I have resistance to something, it means there's something wrong. The resistance to me is a sign of fear.Billy Corgan
In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me.Billy Corgan
In my particular instance, I came from a family that didn't have anything. Everything I earned in life I made. Myself. With songs that I wrote.Billy Corgan
Jesus teaches us to forgive and I've got to trust him on that one.Billy Corgan
Like any good tree that one would hope to grow, we must set our roots deep into the ground so that what is real will prosper in the Light of Love.Billy Corgan
Most of my arguments with musicians through the years have had more to do with their attitude about music, or their attitude about their own lives, or their personal responsibility. Music has never really been the big centerpiece of the fight.Billy Corgan
Music is your guide.Billy Corgan
One thing I've learned to appreciate as I've gotten a little older is direct forms of communication.Billy Corgan
People think I take some sort of masochistic pleasure out of putting out music that's gonna be unpopular.Billy Corgan
Radiohead and Our Lady Peace are doing the seven layers of guitar, and I kind of jumped on that before anyone else did.Billy Corgan
Rock and Roll is still asking people like me to live up to the old guard's concept of what success is but it doesn't mean anything.Billy Corgan
Somewhere between the intellectual idea of why we're attracted to certain things and the pragmatic reality is some form of ever-evolving truth.Billy Corgan
The desire to hit a big home run is dominating the music business.Billy Corgan
The funny thing about me that most people never really understand is that, at heart, I'm really a jock.Billy Corgan
The ideology of the Smashing Pumpkins was ultimately more valuable than the music of the Smashing Pumpkins. That's what critics can't put their finger on.Billy Corgan
There are people out there who are older who are cool. I want that.Billy Corgan
There's nothing wrong with technology. It's when technology is the story and not the artist, that's the problem.Billy Corgan
To be able to put your arms around 24 years of music, it's really fun.Billy Corgan
To re-embrace what I once loved about music has been a warming process for me, because it's a good, earned feeling now.Billy Corgan
We've turned into a whining society.Billy Corgan
When you actually like each other, it translates to the music.Billy Corgan
You have to be willing to deal with the ups and downs of the music, the ups and downs of the audience.Billy Corgan
You know Americans are obsessed with life and death and rebirth, that's the American Cycle. You know, awakening, tragic, horrible death and then Phoenix rising from the ashes. That's the American story, again and again.Billy Corgan
You've got to be ready to be in a great relationship.Billy Corgan
Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature.Billy Corgan
Billy Corgan's Popularity
Billy Corgan is a famous American musician, who was born on March 17, 1967. As a person born on this date, Billy Corgan is listed in our database as the 71st most popular celebrity for the day (March 17) and the 247th most popular for the year (1967).
People born on March 17 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Billy Corgan is the 2053rd most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Billy Corgan's birthday, Billy Corgan is the 14087th most famous American.
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