Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is one of the most successful -- and outspoken -- rock artists of the last 20 years, but that doesn't mean his life has been without its share of struggles. In fact, as he admitted on a recent episode of 'Last Call with Carson Daly,' he's come close to suicide more than once.
A eucalyptus tree falls in Beverly Hills, and the wife of 'Grey’s Anatomy' star Eric Dane is almost killed as a result. It may sound ridiculous, but that's for the courts to decide. Dane and his wife, actress Rebecca Gayheart, have filed a lawsuit against Billy Corgan, alleging that a tree from the Smashing Pumpkins frontman's garden fell into their house during a storm last December, causing the house to flood and exposing a high-voltage power line on their property.
Billy Corgan has made friends with Paris Jackson through Twitter after the Smashing Pumpkins frontman discovered a Webstagram post of a painting the 14-year-old daughter of late pop icon Michael Jackson made of his band's 2007 album, 'Zeitgeist.' "I'm glad you liked that cover! Not everyone likes that album haha," Corgan wrote in a tweet addressed to Paris.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has already begun working on the the follow-up up to his band's latest effort, this summer's 'Oceania' -- and he insists that with the album, he will finally have "vengeance" on his doubters. "I'm starting to write new songs for the next Pumpkins album," he tells MTV Hive. "I got a lot going on. I have a title for the next album but I won’t tell. It’s going to be a cruel record. Vengeance is mine."
Grunge rocker Filipe Pinto got pretty far on the Portuguese edition of 'Idol' by singing alt-rock favorites by the Foo Fighters, Amy Winehouse, U2 and others -- and he can definitely sing. Still, his version of the Smashing Pumpkins' 'Disarm' has a certain aggressive, over-the-top quality to it that suggests he just doesn't understand the meaning of the song at all. We can't picture even Billy Corgan strutting around the stage and aping for the camera quite like Pinto does.
Few bands have fused feedback and melody as eloquently as My Bloody Valentine, and while their studio output has been minimal -- fans are still waiting for a follow-up to MBV's second album, 'Loveless,' released in 1991 -- their recordings have inspired countless bands. Take Smashing Pumpkins, for instance.
Despite all his rage he is still just a ... tea house barista?
After various construction issues delayed the opening several months, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced that his new Chinese tea house Madam Zuzu's will open its doors on Thursday (Sept. 13) in his hometown of Chicago. Corgan will celebrate the opening Thursday with a few acoustic performances in the new space, although he hasn't announced what time he'll be hitting the stage.