Billy Corgan names first-born child

Smashing Pumpkins singer welcomes a baby boy with partner Chloe Mendel

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has welcomed the birth of his first child.

Corgan’s partner Chloe Mendel gave birth to a baby boy last month (November 16), according to People magazine.

The couple have reportedly named their child Augustus Juppiter Corgan.

Mendel, 22, is an artist and the daughter of fashion designers Gilles Mendel and Jenny Mui.

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Earlier this year, Billy Corgan quit Twitter and started a website dedicated to people and their cars.

Corgan has also launched an “artisanal tasting box” of vegan and paleo food through subscription service Farm to People. The limited-edition gift basket, which will be priced at $129.95 (£85), contains items such as sprouted hazelnut butter, bourbon smoked sea salt and chunky coconut raw chocolate bars.

He was also forced to respond to an image of him looking miserable while visiting Disneyland after it went viral. The photograph showed Corgan sat inside a cart on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad looking upset and uneasy.