Hard Rock | All posts tagged 'smashing pumpkins'

Hard Rock News

Latest Posts
Posted on November 05, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

Billy Corgan, that is. Billy The Maestro, as we like to call him. He of one of the biggest groups of the past 25 years, Smashing Pumpkins. In conjunction with 92.9, a local radio station, Hard Rock Cafe Boston hosted a "Breakfast With Billy" event. What, exactly is "Breakfast With Billy," you ask? That's a great question. Basically, Billy's on stage, being interviewed and answering audience questions about his life in music, his past, present, and future. Billy has a ravenous fan base, for good reason. He's always come across, at least to us, as a very cool cat, the kind you'd want to hang out with, have breakfast with, and maybe jam a little. Now, those in attendance didn't get to jam with him, but they got to ask questions, get stuff signed, and pose for pics with the rock 'n' roll superstar. Thanks for hanging out, Billy!

06.20: The births of many a musician occured on this day. First up is Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson (seriously, we know it's de rigueur to shower praise on Pet Sounds, but Brian Wilson's insanse work ethic brought out the amazing in the whole group), born in 1942. Next, Lionel Richie didn't dance on the ceiling at first, but that didn't come too long after his birth on this day in 1949. Next, the scrubbed-from-Van-Halen-history (for real, they tried to replace him on the album art for Van Halen with Eddie's son, Wolfgang) bass player Michael Anthony took the stage for the first time on this day in 1954. Finally, Duran Duran's bassist extraordinaire, John Taylor, slapped his way into this world and, eventually, onto the world stage on this day in 1960. "Girls On Film" just wouldn't be the same without his slappy hands.

Facebook Social Posts