Screw the WWE or Ring of Honor! Smashing Pumpkins' fearless leader, the chrome-domed alt rock antihero Billy Corgan, is planning to launch Resistance Pro Wrestling, his very own wrestling promotion company! He will serve as the "creative director" of this endeavor and if you think about his extensive and beloved catalog, well, it's a given that he is incredibly creatively-minded and this could be quite an satisfying experiment for him.
Billy Corgan says that there was a collective overreaction to his recent comments that Smashing Pumpkins will "step back and really evaluate where we're going" if the band's forthcoming 'Oceania' album "hits the same wall" that their other recent releases have hit. In other words, Smashing Pumpkins are not breaking up.
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The Smashing Pumpkins have announced plans for a 12-date U.S. fall tour in advance of their next album, ‘Oceania,’ which is due in early 2012. The trek starts rolling with an Oct. 5 gig in Los Angeles and comes to a conclusion Oct. 22 in Philadelphia, with an Oct. 14 stop in frontman Billy Corgan's hometown of Chicago among other dates on the itinerary.