BILLY CORGAN Biography - Musicians


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Name: Billy Corgan                                                                   
Birth name: William Patrick Corgan, Jr.                                             
Born: 17 March 1967 Elk Grove Village, Illinois, U.S.                               
William Patrick Corgan, Jr. (born March 17, 1967 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois,     
U.S.A.) is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Billy Corgan is the       
vocalist and lead guitarist for alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, who     
are known for their complex, layered style, and Corgan's distinctive vocals and     
guitar solos.                                                                       
Music journalist Jim DeRogatis declared, "Of all the memorable artists and           
characters that the alternative era produced, [Corgan] was the most traditional     
rock star, with all of the good and bad traits that implies." When the band         
broke up in 2000, Corgan went on to form the short-lived Zwan with former           
Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. After releasing a solo album and a collection     
of poetry, Corgan reformed The Smashing Pumpkins in 2006.