Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan hits out at celebrity Chicago Cubs fans

Singer recently lost a legal battle to take over TNA Wrestling

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has hit out at celebrity fans who support the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

The singer, who hails from the city, is an avid fan of the team who are in the World Series this year.

“I don’t talk to other Cubs celebrities,” he said. “In fact, I’m anti-Cubs celebrity. Although I know a few Cubs celebrities, other Cubs celebrities tend to show up when the playoffs are around. I don’t necessarily see them in June. I might be a little biased being a Chicagoan year-round.”


His team haven’t won the World Series in over 100 years. And Corgan remains pessimistic.

“It’s a bit surreal,” he told The Chicago Tribune. “Having come to this ballpark for over 40 years you reach a point where you start to think, ‘Is this ever going to happen?’”

Meanwhile, Corgan recently lost his legal bid to take control of TNA wrestling.

The ‘1979’ grunge icon had previously claimed that due to “multiple events of default,” he had the legal right to take over the wrestling company – after going from producer to be made president of TNA.

He then sued TNA, telling the court that he was legally entitled to majority shareholder Dixie Carter’s voting rights, that he should be able to “remove the managers of Impact Ventures, LLC” – and requested a temporary restraining order to prevent TNA from doing business without his consent.


But court in Nashville rejected Corgan’s claim – arguing that he did not meet ‘the required burden of proof’.

Earlier this summer, Corgan not only said that he was in the process of reuniting the ‘classic’ Smashing Pumpkins line-up for a tour – but that a new album would be in the same vein as their seminal debut and sophomore records, ‘Gish’ and ‘Siamese Dream’.

“I find myself obsessing on riffs in my head,” he said. “I would say if I was going to make an album of SP music again, it would probably be somewhere between ‘Gish’ and ‘Siamese Dream’ type styles.

“I think I’m ready to get back to big riffs, big choruses. So I guess I have to get Jimmy Chamberlin on the phone [makes facial tick] – there’s another tick – and maybe some other people [makes facial tick] who used to be in the band.”

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