It's been an interesting ride for the Smashing Pumpkins, with founding member, guitarist and frontman Billy Corgan there for the entire journey. The veteran rockers have essentially existed in two forms with each version of the band continuously creating and evolving while active. Our Readers Poll question asks you, the fans, which Smashing Pumpkins album from their storied career is your favorite.
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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.”