Billy Corgan was born on 17th March, 1967 in Elk Grove, Chicago, Illinois, USA is the frontman of the successful band The Smashing Pumpkins.
Biography and Career
The band comes from America, where singer, songwriter, guitarist, and studio bassist and keyboardist, "Billy" Corgan grew up and organized the band. Corgan started playing shows around Chicago, Illinois with guitarist James Iha, and a drum machine.
The project quickly gained steam with the recruiting of Jimmy Chamberlin, a successful local jazz / polka drummer. In 3 years, The Smashing Pumpkins had completely transformed themselves into a major label success.
Strong album sales and arena rock tours pushed the band to a point, where, in 1997 Jimmy Chamberlin was fired for his involvement in touring ke
yboardist Jonathon Melvoin's fatal drug overdose.
Along with keeping The Smashing Pumpkins alive, Corgan has released a solo album, a collection of poetry, written and produced for bands such as Hole, and also been credited for his work on several movie soundtracks.
After touring with several replacement drummers and recording an album with electronic drums and guest drummers, Corgan reformed The Smashing Pumpkins with Chamberlin in 2006. They released an Album followed by a mostly sold-out tour and DVD, but Chamberlin departed the band in March 2009, leaving Corgan as the only original member.
The Smashing Pumpkins held open auditions for a new drummer in 2009 and after over 1,000 applicants Mike Byrne is working on the next installment of Smashing Pumpkins songs, which have already begun being released on www.smashingpumpkins.com free of charge. He maintains a strong grass-roots following and is known to have direct communication with his fans.
Birth Name : William Patrick Corgan
Height : 6' 3" (1.91 m)
Why do we like Billy Corgan
We like Billy Corgan because he reformed, The Smashing Pumpkins with Chamberlin
Why do Billy Corgan famous
Billy Corgan is famous a successful local jazz / polka drummer
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