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.
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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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.