Billy Corgan becomes a father

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 December 2015
Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan

Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan has beomce a dad for the first time with partner Chloe Mendel

The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan has become a father for the first time.

The 'Tonight, Tonight' singer and his partner Chloe Mendel - who is 26 years his junior - welcomed a baby boy into the world on November 16, and while the pair have remained out of the public eye since, the tot's name has been revealed as Augustus Juppiter Corgan.

Chloe, 22, is an artist and the daughter of fashion designers Gilles Mendel and Jenny Mui, while the 48-year-old rocker previously dated Jessica Origliasso from pop-duo The Veronicas in 2010 and lived with Hole singer Courtney Love for a time.

Recently, the '1979' hitmaker paid tribute to his fellow musician and pal Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, who died of a drug overdose last month, and said the tragedy reminded of him of what he has.

Billy - who also works as Senior Producer of Creative and Talent Development for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling - shared: "We mourn all that might have been. I find myself reflecting on what I do have. In scarce moments when Scott and I spoke as contemporaries and got to know each other as people... I'd try to make him giggle when I saw that the manic whirl of the dumb parties we were at might be causing undue stress. May I now say he is undoubtedly in the arms of grace and eternal love."

The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new…

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