Billy Corgan

American musician, songwriter, producer, and author

William Patrick "Billy" Corgan, Jr. (born March 17, 1967) is an American singer and musicians. He is the singer and guitarist for the American band The Smashing Pumpkins.[1] Corgan and James Iha formed the band in 1988.

Billy Corgan
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Corgan playing in Köln, Germany in 2005
Background information
Birth nameWilliam "Billy" Patrick Corgan, Jr.
Born (1967-03-17) March 17, 1967 (age 54)
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, author
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, harmonica, ukulele
Years active1985–present
LabelsCaroline, Virgin, Reprise, Warner Bros.
Associated actsSmashing Pumpkins, Zwan, Spirits in the Sky, The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex, Starchildren, The Marked, Hole, Courtney Love, New Order
WebsiteBilly Corgan at MySpace


  1. "Smashing Pumpkins". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 June 2015.