Billy Corgan is an American vocalist, lead guitarist, and songwriter best known for his work in the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. In the 1990s, The Smashing Pumpkins were one of alternative rock’s biggest acts and known for their complex, layered style, and Corgan’s distinctive vocals and guitar solos. The band released several successful abums: “Gish”, “Siamese Dream”, and “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness”, nominated for seven Grammy awards that year.
In 2000, Corgan co-wrote the song “Black Oblivion” with Tony Iommi for Iommi’s eponymous solo album, he later joined New Order in the UK and Japan on stage. He published “Blinking with Fists”, a book of poetry, in late 2004, and released his first solo album “TheFutureEmbrace” in 2005.
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