Billy Corgan Talks Life Struggles and Rock Music, In Illustrated Form
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan recently shared a track from AEGEA, his experimental solo double LP recorded in 2007. The 1st and 2nd pressings of the album have already sold-out in advance of their release.
Corgan also plans to release two new Smashing Pumpkins albums (Monuments to an Elegy and Day for Night) in 2015.
Guest drummer Tommy Lee had this to say about the album:
"I think he has probably the best record he's ever written," Lee says. "These are like epic, goose-bump songs. It sounds like the first couple of Smashing Pumpkins records. I was fucking blown away."
In addition to music, Corgan is producing a professional wrestling docu-series on AMC, which will consist of eight 60-minute episodes.
Here's a description of the show from a press release:
"This compelling docu-series that pulls back the curtain in a way pro-wrestling fans have never seen. The series follows Corgan in his latest undertaking as creative director of Resistance Pro, a Chicago-based wrestling league. Corgan will take us behind the scenes of this fascinating world, from creating storylines to choreographing fights to managing intense post-match locker room arguments, and will reveal that the most dramatic stories often take place outside of the ring."
Life seems rosy for the once jaded musician. Here's a look back on what Corgan has said about life struggles and rock music.
Quotation above via pitchfork.com.