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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan celebrates his 45th birthday on March 17. Corgan has been the mastermind for Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan, as well as releasing his own solo and soundtrack work, making him one of the most renowned figures in rock for more than 20 years.

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Billy Corgan Would ‘Love’ To Be a Judge on ‘American Idol’ or ‘X Factor’

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Outspoken Smashing Pumpkins outspoken frontman Billy Corgan went on a rant about how music culture and ethos have been negatively affected by shows like 'American Idol' and 'X Factor' at a SXSW panel on March 13. Despite his distaste for such programs, the frontman said that he would certainly take a gig as a judge on one of those very shows if offered.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan: Music Industry ‘Taken Over by Posers’

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan engaged in a series of interviews at SXSW and made some harsh statements about the music industry and the state of alternative and indie rock.

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Smashing Pumpkins to Announce ‘Oceania’ Details at SXSW

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Smashing Pumpkins have been going back and forth over the best way to release their upcoming album 'Oceania.' Now comes word that there is a game plan, which Billy Corgan will announce the details of at next week's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

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Billy Corgan Opening Tea House in Chicago

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Say what you will about Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, but he certainly seems to be a well-rounded fellow. Months after announcing his plans to co-found a professional wrestling league, Corgan has revealed his next business venture: a Chinese-style tea house in Chicago's Highland Park neighborhood.

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Smashing Pumpkins ‘Gish’ + ‘Siamese Dream’ Deluxe Box Sets Giveaway!

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Talk about a smashing contest! Loudwire is teaming up with EMI Music and Ultimate Classic Rock to give away the first two Smashing Pumpkins albums -- 1991’s ‘Gish’ and 1993’s ‘Siamese Dream’ –- in their remastered and expanded form. On Nov. 29, both albums will be released in CD, 2CD/DVD Deluxe Edition, vinyl LP, and digital configurations, and to celebrate, we’re giving you the chance to win the Deluxe Edition box sets of both albums. All you have to do is enter below for a chance to win!

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Smashing Pumpkins Readying Deluxe Reissues of First Two Albums

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The Smashing Pumpkins' legacy will be honored later this year when their first two albums -- 1991's 'Gish' and 1993's 'Siamese Dream' -- will be reissued in a variety of formats, including CD, deluxe two-CD/DVD, vinyl LP and digital configurations.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Starting Wrestling Promotion

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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.

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Billy Corgan: Smashing Pumpkins Are Not Splitting

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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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Smashing Pumpkins’ Future Hangs in Balance With ‘Oceania?’

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Smashing Pumpkins are gearing up to release an album titled "Oceania,' and the success of the disc -- or lack thereof -- could help plot out the band's status for the foreseeable future.

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