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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Confirms That Drummer Mike Byrne ‘Has Left the Building’

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan reveals drummer Mike Byrne "has left the building" following news that Tommy Lee played drums for the band's new album.

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Billy Corgan Rocks ‘Paws Chicago’ Magazine Cover

Billy Corgan has been on many a magazine cover, but we took pause upon seeing him on the front of 'PAWS Chicago' with two special guests.

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Billy Corgan’s Resistance Pro Wrestling League Gets AMC Reality Series

It wasn't that long ago that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan got to realize one of his dreams by signing on as the creative director of the Resistance Pro wrestling league. Now fans will be able to get a peek behind the curtain as AMC has signed on to create a still-untitled reality series about Corgan's involvement in the wrestling league.

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Billy Corgan Explains Why Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Is Playing on New Smashing Pumpkins Album

A surprising story broke this week when it was revealed by Billy Corgan that Motley Crue's Tommy Lee would be playing drums on the Smashing Pumpkins' upcoming full-length 'Monuments to an Elegy.' This means current Pumpkins drummer Mike Byrne won't be featured on the record, but Corgan has just released a statement explaining why Lee was recruited.

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Billy Corgan, Joan Jett to Be Honored at Inaugural ‘Alternative Press’ Music Awards

The 'Revolver Golden Gods' just concluded, but there's another hard rocking awards ceremony on the horizon. Rock magazine 'Alternative Press' will hold their inaugural awards ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located on the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Praises James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin + D’arcy Wretzky

Billy Corgan has not exactly been kind to his fellow founding Smashing Pumpkins bandmates in recent interviews. However, in a new conversation, Corgan took the opportunity to actually praise guitarist James Iha, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and bassist D'arcy Wretzky, all of whom are no longer in the band.

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Billy Corgan Asks California Pizza Kitchen to Stop Cheese Suppliers From Mutilating Calves

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is the latest to lend his celebrity to a PETA cause, urging the California Pizza Kitchen chain to stop using cheese suppliers that employ the barbaric practice of dehorning their calves.

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Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Relates to Wrestling Villain Rowdy Roddy Piper

While Smashing Pumpkins remain Billy Corgan's primary passion, the frontman has definitely made some room in his life over the last couple of years to explore his love of professional wrestling. The rocker says he's always responded to the wrestling archetypes, and feels a kinship with some of the wrestling villains like Rowdy Roddy Piper.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Stars in Wrestling-Themed Ad for Furniture Store

Here's a video that will scramble your brains … Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has just filmed a commercial for furniture and design company Walter E. Smithe. Set in a wrestling ring, chaos unfolds as a game of musical chairs goes awry. Of course, chairs are a staple of any legit wrestling organization, which leads to a strange dilemma in the mind of Corgan, who is a rabid wrestling fan and promoter.

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Chris Cornell’s Message for Billy Corgan: ‘Tell Him He Owes Me My $40,000 Back’

Smashing Pumpkins visionary Billy Corgan does not have much of a filter when it comes to speaking his mind. The most recent example of this was his personal commentary on the Soundgarden reunion and the impetus behind it, saying, “They’re just out there to have one more round at the till; same with Pavement and these other bands.”

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