At this year’s NAMM Trade show, Reverend Guitars debuted the brand new Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) signature guitar. This was the first major event at NAMM 2016 and with Corgan there to make an appearance to promote the guitar, a very large crowd showed up. Reverend had these beauties on display as Corgan proudly took photos with them beforehand. Then he did a signing for his fans and after that was gracious enough to give us a few minutes of his time to talk about the idea behind the guitar. Corgan discussed his input into the guitar and what specifics and effects he looks for when creating one. Of course, we discussed what lies ahead for the Smashing Pumpkins in 2016 and beyond.
With our distinct pleasure we bring you a rare and candid conversation with the one and only Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins!
We would like to thank Ken Hass of Reverend Guitars for setting up the interview with Billy and to Jennifer Burns for the photo of me and Billy. For more information on the Billy Corgan signature guitar series, please go to: Reverend Guitars. For more information on Smashing Pumpkins, please visit: Smashing Pumpkins.