Since The Smashing Pumpkins’ inception almost 30 years ago, fans have known frontman Billy Corgan as… Billy Corgan. During a show in Lima last week, Corgan received a warm Happy Birthday sing-a-long from the audience only to respond with, “my name is not Billy. My name is William.” Fans reacted with chants of “William!” to which Corgan answered, “my mother in heaven thanks you.”
Billy William! Apparently we’ve had it wrong this whole time.
Watch some fan footage of William setting the record straight: