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.
The Smashing Pumpkins' romanticized look at dealing with change while aging with a loved one hits right at the heart when Billy Corgan sings, "Believe, believe in me / Believe that life can change / That you're not stuck in vain." It's a beautiful sentiment and one that was not lost on the band's award winning video.
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.”
Current A Perfect Circle and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha has stepped back into the world of being a solo artist, with his 'Look to the Sky' album arriving next week. But, for those who want to sample it before the disc arrives in stores, Iha has united with TeamCoco.com to stream the effort a full week before its street date.