Billy Corgan is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and author. He is the guitarist, lead vocalist and the only permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins, a rock band which he founded along with James Iha in 1988.
The band released their first album in 1991. During the 90’s, the band produced several albums that became instant hits including Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.
The band broke up in 2000. They tried to reunite in 2006, but their reunion was not successful owing to the fact that not all members were interested in restarting the band.