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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Gushes About Metal Favorites

Smashing Pumpkins’ music is all over the map — they touch on everything from psych rock and electronica to folk-tinged indie pop, sometimes — but frontman Billy Corgan isn’t shy to say that head-banging metal has always been a major influence. But while he personally is very vocal about the hard-hitting tunes he’s into, he feels that metal as a whole doesn’t get the respect that it deserves in the alternative community.

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Billy Corgan: Maybe The Smashing Pumpkins ‘Will Continue On Without Me’

While the Smashing Pumpkins of today have gone through many transformations since the Smashing Pumpkins of yesteryear, one thing remains a constant – Billy Corgan.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Brands Entire Grunge Generation ‘Lazy’ and ‘Scared’

Billy Corgan has a lot of trash to talk as he does the promotional rounds for Smashing Pumpkins‘ new ‘Oceania’ album — from his “piss on f—in’ Radiohead” comment to his total dissing of his former bandmates — and his latest target is a big one. Speaking to Fuse, the singer pretty much bashed all bands of the grunge generation, calling them out for not living up to the ideals they supposedly set back in the roaring ’90s.

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Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Dishes on Alice in Chains, Nirvana + Eddie Vedder

In a recent interview, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan offered his take on the grunge explosion of the ’90s both praising and criticizing bands such as Alice in ChainsNirvana and Pearl Jam.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Calls Jimmy Chamberlin a ‘Liar,’ James Iha the ‘Worst Human Being’ He’s Ever Met

Billy Corgan seems to subscribe to the notion that if you don’t have anything nice to say, then … say it to the international press? The singer hasn’t held his ex-Smashing Pumpkins bandmates in the highest regard since the original lineup’s final split back in 2000, and he definitely throws another log on the fire of drama that is the band’s post-split relationship in a new interview with NME.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Planning Pro Wrestling Reality Show

Smashing Pumpkins frontman and pro-wrestling fanatic Billy Corgan is working on creating a reality TV show focused on his new Chicago-based wrestling company Resistance Pro — and he reveals that he’s been doing a lot of “behind-the-scenes stuff” to make it happen.

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Billy Corgan Reveals Details on New Smashing Pumpkins Album ‘Oceania’

The Smashing Pumpkins, well more specifically Billy Corgan, have seen it all in the band’s 24-year existence. From earth-shattering success to bitter breakups, Corgan has weathered the storm longer than most of his peers. With a new Pumpkins album entitled ‘Oceania’ on the horizon, the musician has shed some light on the disc.

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

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’ Billy Corgan Starts Wrestling Promotion Company

If you’re a longtime Smashing Pumpkins fan, you probably know that Billy Corgan is a pro wrestling fan, and he does pretty much whatever he wants in creative decision making.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Billy Corgan is starting his own wrestling promotion company

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Billy Corgan Autobiography [VIDEO]

Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan has written a autobiography and it's due out sometime in 2012. The title is God is Everywhere, From Here to There. According to MTV, he says it's a "spiritual memoir" and will focus on his personal life and musical career. More after the jump.

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