Billy Corgan

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Billy Corgan Wiki Biography

  • William Patrick Corgan Jr. was born on March 17, 1967, in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA, and is a singer, author, record producer, poet, and composer best known as the driving force behind the band The Smashing Pumpkins. 
  • He has worked in the music industry for over 30 years. 
  • Billy Corgan’s net worth is unknown. 
  • Billy’s net worth is estimated to be more than $50 million, according to authoritative sources. 
  • Billy Corgan, an influential figure in the alternative rock scene, has contributed significantly to his net worth through his involvement in the music industry since the late 1980s. 
  • Billy Corgan has always been fascinated by music, and his musical tastes have been heavily influenced by bands such as Black Sabbath, Queen, Rush, and Cheap Trick. 
  • Billy is a self-taught guitarist who also performs on keyboards, harmonica, ukulele, and bass. 
  • The band released a double album called “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” in 1995, and its success is evidenced by seven Grammy Award nominations and ten-time platinum certification in the United States. 
  • Despite constantly changing band members, “The Smashing Pumpkins” managed to record nine albums and have even announced the release of two upcoming albums, “Day for Night” and “Monuments to an Elegy,” on which Tommy Lee is set to play drums on all of the album’s tracks. 
  • Billy Corgan was able to make a name for himself and secure a profitable future largely due to his contributions to “The Smashing Pumpkins.” 
  • Billy Corgan has worked with Breaking Benjamin, Sky Saxon, Courtney Love, and Scorpions in addition to the band. 
  • Billy Corgan is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and musician who has been nominated for and won awards such as American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards. 
  • Billy’s personal relationships have been impacted by his long battle with depression; however, he was married to Chris Fabian (1993-96) and has since had several relationships, including living with Courtney Love for several years and Jessica Simpson. 
  • In the year 2015. 
  • Billy Corgan is a musician from the United Kingdom. 
  • Billy Corgan is a musician from the United Kingdom. 
  • Cheap Trick by Black Sabbath Chicago is a city in Illinois. 
  • Chris Fabian is a man of many talents. 
  • Chris Fabian (born 1993–1997) is a British actor. 
  • Corgan is a composer. 

Billy Corgan Quick Info

Full NameBilly Corgan
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 17, 1967
Place Of BirthElk Grove Village, Illinois, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter, Author, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Writer, Poet, Composer
EducationGlenbard North High School
SpouseChris Fabian (m. 1993–1997)
ChildrenAugustus Juppiter Corgan
ParentsMartha Louise Maes Corgan Lutz, William Corgan Sr., 1979, Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Disarm
SiblingsJesse Andersen, Ricky Corgan, 1979, Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Disarm
Nicknamesbilly_corgan, William Patrick Corgan, Jr., Corgan, Billy, William Patrick Corgan, William Patrick “Billy” Corgan, Jr., The Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan, William Patrick “Billy” Corgan Jr., William Patrick Corgan Jr., DJ Ivory Tower
Albums“Gish” (1991), “The Essential Cheap Trick” (2004), “TheFutureEmbrace” (2005), “The Essential Cheap Trick” (2004), “We Are Not Alone” (2004), “The Chicago Code” (2011)
Music GroupsThe Smashing Pumpkins (Since 1988), Zwan (2001 – 2003), Spirits in the Sky, Starchildren
NominationsAmerican Music Awards, Grammy Awards, an MTV Video Music Awards
TV Shows“Right After Wrestling” (2010)

Billy Corgan Trademarks

  1. Fender Stratocaster
  2. Shaved head

Billy Corgan Quotes

  • [on creativity] When you have it, it feels like a font that just flows through you, and everything gets really easy. And then one day it sort of slows down or it stops and you tell yourself, ‘I’m just having a bad day or a bad month’. And the next thing you know, people start doubting you, you don’t have that magic touch. And then you start doubting yourself.
  • [on celebrity] Imagine if every week of your life for the rest of your life somebody is walking down the street going, ‘Here’s a picture of you when you were eighteen. Didn’t you have a better hairstyle then? Look at this T-shirt you were wearing. Don’t you want to wear that T-shirt again?’ That’s what it’s like. It’s a mirrored paradigm that you cannot escape. And if you complain, which I have, you’re not grateful.
  • “You’ll never see Zwan. I’ll never go anywhere near those people. Ever. I mean, I detest them.” (about the chances of Zwan reuniting.)
  • “The album was going to come out. So I did what I always did: Try to make the best of a situation. I start covering up. Put on a good face. And honestly, as God is my witness, I’m glad the thing didn’t sell, because if it had sold then it would have been really tough. I would look like I was insane to walk away from something that I’d just built.” (about his uncomfortable situation with his former band Zwan and how grateful he was when Mary Star of the Sea album flopped.)
  • You can put out the big fire [Napster], but there are 100 other little fires ready to spring up, and you’ll never put them all out. Ultimately, music is going to be free.
  • I hate that in magazines, they always stick me somewhere in the back. It means they don’t think I’m the cute one.
  • Don’t judge yourself by other people’s standards. You’ll always lose.
  • Life is everything and nothing all at once.
  • As a 28-year-old who has lived long enough to know the difference, I know now that the feelings I felt at 16 were not necessarily correct. However, overdramatic, the desperation and hopelessness I felt at 16 was my reality.
  • It’s a Backstreet Boy world, and at the end of the day, you just want to go home and kill yourself.
  • (On The Tonight Show) Jay Leno: “So why is the band splitting up?” Billy Corgan: “Comedy doesn’t pay.”
  • Great music completely obliterates any concept of genre
  • Well, we have brought certain things upon ourselves. I’ve certainly brought things upon us with my mouth.
  • Say you write a song about a chandelier, and the chandelier gives off light. And the light is the color red and red reminds you of the color you’re not supposed to wear around a bull. So you name the song Cow.
  • (At a Smashing Pumpkins concert, just before an acoustic song) Corgan: “Are you ready to rock!” (Crowd cheers.) Corgan: “Well then you are in the wrong place.”
  • Stay in school. Lie to your teachers, but stay in school.
  • The thing that makes it all worth it is when somebody comes up and says ‘I had a really hard time in my life and your album really helped me.’ As long as that happens, all the idiots in the world and all the stupid press can say what they want to. It just doesn’t matter.
  • We can look you in the eye and talk to you about life, heart, love, rock ‘n’ roll, whatever. But we do not have the moral authority to tell people how to vote or what to do to their bodies. We’re just a rock band.
  • For a 6-foot-3 guy with no hair and a whiny voice, I’ve done all right.
  • We used to compete with Nirvana. That was good. That was real. That was viscerally good. Now we compete with imitation-Nirvana. There’s nothing good in that. …It’s really sad.
  • The basic Pumpkins philosophy from the beginning was that everything had already been done. You couldn’t write better songs than the Beatles, you couldn’t be heavier than Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath, you couldn’t be cooler than Cheap Trick. There was no way you were gonna top that. So all you could really do was try to rip off what you liked about it and sort of throw it back at people in a different way.

Billy Corgan Important Facts

  • His father’s ancestry is Irish, Scottish, and English. His mother’s lineage is half Belgian (Flemish) and half Italian/Sicilian.
  • Huge fan of professional wrestling.
  • recording a debut solo album after splitting up with his former band, Zwan. [2004]
  • His first solo album, entitled “The Future Embrace” was released on the 21st of June. [June 2005]
  • He first appeared with his head shaved in an episode of “Saturday Night Live” in 1995.
  • The last footage of Billy with hair is the video for “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”.
  • Started shaving his head when he began losing his hair in the 1990s.
  • Attended Glenbard North High School, also attended by Kiele Sanchez.
  • Co-wrote the Courtney Love and Hole song, “Celebrity Skin”.
  • The Smashing Pumpkins album, “Machina II”, was never released in stores. Instead, out of his angst toward the animosity of the record company, he released the album for download, free of charge, from his website.
  • The only member of the Smashing Pumpkins to appear on every album.
  • During the band’s over 20 years together, the Smashing Pumpkins put forward nine critically acclaimed albums: Gish, Siamese Dream, Pisces Iscariot, Mellon Collie, and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, Machina the Machines of God, Machina II the Friends and Enemies of Modern Music, Zeitgeist, and Oceania.
  • Composed most of the songs for both his bands, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Zwan. He also co-wrote the album “Celebrity Skin” for Courtney Love’s band Hole.
  • After buying a pawn shop guitar, he discovered that it whined when he stopped playing it. Instead of trading in the guitar, he actually wrote the whine into the song “Mayonaise”.
  • The debut album of his new band ‘Zwan’ has been a critical fave, as most of Smashing Pumpkins’ albums were, and the band plans to spend 2003 touring in support of the disc. Corgan says Zwan will play no Smashing Pumpkins material in their shows because he wants the band to establish itself independently of the Pumpkins.
  • Billy Corgan made a short movie with his friends in the early 1980s, titled “Alien 1/2”. The premise was basically a semi-sequel to Ridley Scott’s “Alien” before James Cameron’s “Aliens” was released in 1986. Corgan and his friends play astronauts who travel to a distant planet, only to be attacked by an alien (it’s actually a plush Tazmanian devil doll). Corgan and his comrades use such tools as a pink hairdryer to combat the beast, which flies above their heads, thanks to some fishing line. Action sequences include a spaceship landing on the planet’s surface, which was achieved by a thin piece of paper, folded into a titriangularhape (for the spaceship), and what appears to be a flat picture of a red planet (most likely Mars). Corgan utters the dramatic line, “And nowwwww, the end is near!”. Bits of this movie was broadcasted on VH1’s “Before They Were Rock Stars”.
  • Has formed a new band called ‘Zwan’ with former Smashing Pumpkins drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin, guitarist Matt Sweeney (from New York indie rock group Chavez), bassist/guitarist/keyboardist David Pajo (from Papa M, Ariel M, Tortoise) and later adding bassist Paz Lenchantin (from A Perfect Circle).
  • Guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter for the band Smashing Pumpkins from 1988-2000. When asked about how his band and others from the “alternative revolution” did in changing the music industry for the better, he responded, “We didn’t do a very good job.”
  • Has a large red birthmark that covers the top of his left hand.
  • Briefly joined the British band New Order in 2001, performing live as stand-in guitarist.

Billy Corgan Filmography

The Shield2006TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Air Guitar Nation2006Documentary writer: “Cherub Rock” – as William CorganSoundtrack
Smallville2005TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Band Camp2005Video writer: “Forget It” – as William Patrick CorganSoundtrack
National Treasure2004writer: “Forget It”Soundtrack
S.P.U.N.GTV Series lyrics – 2 episodes, 2004 music – 2 episodes, 2004Soundtrack
Juggalo ChChampionshiprestling Volume 32003Video writer: “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”Soundtrack
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary writer: “Malibu” – as William CorganSoundtrack
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Spun2002arranger: “Jesus, I Have Taken My Cross” – as Corgan / writer: “Freedom Ain’t What It Used to Be”, “Think You Know”, “Revolve”, “Wasting Time”Soundtrack
On the Edge2001writer: “1979”Soundtrack
Homicide: The Movie2000TV Movie writer: “Crestfallen”Soundtrack
Juggalo ChChampionshiprestling Vol. 22000Video writer: “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”Soundtrack
Any Given Sunday1999writer: “BE A MAN”Soundtrack
Stigmata1999writer: “Identity”Soundtrack
American Pie1999writer: “Celebrity Skin”Soundtrack
Free Tibet1998Documentary writer: “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”, “Silverfuck” – as B. CorganSoundtrack
First Love, Last Rites1997performer: “When I Was Born, I Was Bored”Soundtrack
Batman & Robin1997producer: “The End Is the Beginning Is the End” / writer: “The End Is the Beginning Is the End”Soundtrack
Lost Highway1997producer: “Eye” / writer: “Eye”Soundtrack
Ransom1996performer: “Lizards”, “Rats”, “Rats with tails”, “Spiders”, “Squirrels”, “Worms 1”, “Worms with vocals” / producer: “Lizards”, “Rats”, “Rats with tails”, “Spiders”, “Squirrels”, “Worms 1”, “Worms with vocals” / writer: “Lizards”, “Rats”, “Rats with tails”, “Spiders”, “Squirrels”, “Worms 1”, “Worms with vocals”Soundtrack
The Simpsons1996TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Top of the Pops1995TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Salto al vacío1995/Iwriter: “Disarm” – as William Corga / writer: “Mayonaise” – as William CorganSoundtrack
Lassie1994writer: “Today” – as William CorganSoundtrack
Singles1992producer: “Drown” / writer: “Drown”Soundtrack
19922015TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
My Mad Fat Diary2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Girls2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Bad Words2013writer: “Snail”Soundtrack
Glee2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2012TV Series writer – 3 episodesSoundtrack
Footloose2011writer: “Window Paine”Soundtrack
Todd’s Pop Song Reviews2011TV Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
10 Years2011writer: “Tonite, Tonite”Soundtrack
The Chicago Code2011TV Series performer – 13 episodesSoundtrack
Hop2011writer: “Celebrity Skin”Soundtrack
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
South Park2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Flashforward2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Cold Case2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Guitar Hero 52009Video Game writer: “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”Soundtrack
Fanboys2009writer: “Today”Soundtrack
Paging David Cronenberg2008Short “Eye”Soundtrack
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”Soundtrack
Sputnik2008TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game writer: “Today”Soundtrack
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: “1979” – as B. CorganSoundtrack
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: “Cherub Rock”Soundtrack
Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground2007Video Game writer: “Tarantula”Soundtrack
Transformers2007writer: “Doomsday Clock”Soundtrack
When a Man Falls2007performer: “Shangra-La”, “Sky Of Blue”, “Whisper” / writer: “Shangra-La”, “Sky Of Blue”, “Whisper”Soundtrack
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: “Celebrity Skin”, “Cherub Rock”Soundtrack
Clerks II2006writer: “1979” – as William CorganSoundtrack
Singstar Rocks!2006Video Game writer: “Celebrity Skin”Soundtrack
Head Games2012DocumentaryComposer
Gran Turismo 52010Video GameComposer
Smashing Pumpkins: If All Goes Wrong2008Video documentaryComposer
Masters of Horror2005TV Series 1 episodeComposer
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things2004Composer
Graceful Swans of Never2001TV Movie documentaryComposer
Hole: Be a Man2000Video short uncreditedComposer
Jessica Simpson: The Price of Beauty2010TV Series composer – 2 episodesMusic Department
Stigmata1999music mixer/music programmerMusic Department
Ransom1996music producer: Kidnapper’s Boombox MusicMusic Department
Alternative Press Music Award Show2014TV MovieActor
The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection2001Video video “Thirty-Three”Director
Santa2011Short executive producerProducer
Sweet Daddy2016Documentary special thanks post-productionThanks
The Sheik2014Documentary special thanksThanks
GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling2012Documentary special thanksThanks
Hit So Hard2011Documentary thanksThanks
Man in the Camo Jacket2016Documentary post-productionHimselfSelf
The Swerve2015-2016TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Smart Studios Story2016DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Rock Icons2015TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself – Musical Guest: The Smashing PumpkinsSelf
The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities2015TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
6 Music: In Concert2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Beautiful Noise2014DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Hurricane Festival 20132013TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Smashing Pumpkins: Oceania 3D Live in NYC2013VideoHimselfSelf
Barbed Wire City: The Unauthorized Story of Extreme Championship Wrestling2013Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Last Call with Carson Daly2012TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Rage2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Revolution with Brian Solis2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
TNA Today2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Smashing Pumpkins Live at the Metro, 19932011DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Ce soir (ou jamais!)2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Spin’s 25th Anniversary Concert Series2010TV Mini-SeriesHimselfSelf
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage2010DocumentaryHimselfSelf
We Believe2009DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Chris Isaak Hour2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Fillmore Residency2008VideoHimselfSelf
Smashing Pumpkins: If All Goes Wrong2008Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Durch die Nacht mit…2008TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Smashing Pumpkins: Live from Tower Theater in Philadelphia2007VideoVocals and GuitarsSelf
Smashing Pumpkins: Inside the Zeitgeist2007Video documentary shortSelf
Chasing October2007DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Return of Courtney Love2006TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Loops!2006TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Best Hit USA2005TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2005TV SeriesHimself – Musical Guest / HimselfSelf
Late Show with David Letterman2003-2005TV SeriesHimself / ThemselvesSelf
WrestleMania 212005TV SpecialHimselfSelf
New Order: 5 11 Live in Finsbury Park June 9th 20022003VideoHimselfSelf
Saturday Night Live2003TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
Graceful Swans of Never2001TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection2001VideoHimselfSelf
WWE Smackdown!2001TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Bozo: 40 Years of Fun!2001TV MovieHimself – Musical GuestSelf
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself – Member, Smashing PumpkinsSelf
CNN World Beat2000TV SeriesHimselfSelf
@MTV with the Smashing Pumpkins2000TV SpecialHimself – PerformerSelf
Smashing Pumpkins: Full Circle2000TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Extreme Championship Wrestling: Anarchy Rulz ’991999VideoHimselfSelf
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards1999TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Howard Stern1997-1998TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Free Tibet1998DocumentaryHimself (Smashing Pumpkins)Self
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself (as The Smashing Pumpkins)Self
David Bowie: An Earthling at 501997TV Movie documentaryHimself – Live on Stage with BowieSelf
Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey1997DocumentaryHimselfSelf
MTV News: Year in Rock 19961996TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The Simpsons1996TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Lola da music1996TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Smashing Pumpkins: Vieuphoria1994Video documentaryHimselfSelf
MTV Video Music Awards 19941994TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHimselfSelf
24 Hours in Rock and Roll1994TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHimselfArchive Footage
La tierra de las 1000 músicas2005TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
The Rise & Fall of ECW2004Video documentaryHimselfArchive Footage

Billy Corgan Awards

2000Golden Reel AwardMotion Picture Sound Editors, USABest Sound Editing – Music (Foreign & Domestic)Stigmata (1999)Won
1998Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Original SongBatman & Robin (1997)Won
2000Golden Reel AwardMotion Picture Sound Editors, USABest Sound Editing – Music (Foreign & Domestic)Stigmata (1999)Nominated
1998Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Original SongBatman & Robin (1997)Nominated