Billy Corgan live in Cologne, June 11, 2005.
|Birth name||William Patrick Corgan, Jr.|
|Born||March 17th, 1967 (age 50)|
|Origin||Elk Grove Village, Illinois|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, author|
|Instrument(s)||Guitar, keyboard, piano, mellotron, bass, sitar, harmonica|
|Label(s)||Caroline Records, Virgin Records, Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records|
|Associated acts||The Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan, Spirits in the Sky, The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex, Starchildren, The Marked|
Billy Corgan is the frontman of The Smashing Pumpkins.
Corgan is thanked in the credits of Mechanical Animals and acted as creative consultant on the album. He also performed the backing vocals on "The Speed of Pain". Corgan and Manson were briefly friends, but Manson stated in an interview with i-D magazine that "Billy and I aren't really friends anymore", though he remained full of plaudits for the Chicago songwriter during the interview, calling him "a great artist" and "one of the most talented musicians I've ever worked with." The friendship between Corgan and Manson was shown again at the Australian music festival Soundwave when on the festivals second day in Sydney, The Smashing Pumpkins ended their concert performing their song "Ava Adore" with Manson on co-vocals. Billy Corgan himself had said in Soundwave interviews before hand that him and Manson are "pals".