Billy Corgan joins effort to create Moog museum

Smashing Pumpkins man preserves legacy of synthesizer pioneer

Billy Corgan is lending a hand to preserve the musical legacy of electronic synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog by creating a museum about his life and work.

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman is working with the Bob Moog Foundation to establish the museum and scholarships in his name.

“I believe Bob Moog to be one of the great visionaries of our time,” said Corgan in a statement.

“His ideas far transcend use in just music, and to this day continue to have impact in everything from rock to rap to quantum physics. I strongly believe many people all over the world would benefit from being able to interact with the thoughts, ideas, inventions, and life of Dr Moog.”

When Moog died in 2005, he left his archives in a state of disrepair. Now Corgan and the Moog Foundation are working to restore and preserve them in the museum.

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–By our Los Angeles staff.

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