Billy Corrigan, the lead singer of The Smashing Pumpkins, told Loudwire.com that he’s done playing the "heel," which is wrestling-speak for the being the industry’s villain. "I’m done playing that guy," he said. Previously, in an interview with The New York Times, Corrigan said he enjoyed playing that part because he thought it was fun, and he "exposed the hypocrisy of much of the media complex as far as how they treat celebrity," he said. "That they’re really not interested in the work, they’re more interested in what the work gives them in terms of opportunity of creating clickbait and stuff like that."
"So I’m pretty settled at 51 years old," Corrigan said. "My life is about music and being an artist. I’m blessed to play with such tremendous musicians who are great collaborators, friends, family. I’m blessed to still want to write music, and especially with my partners."

Corrigan also mocked a photo of him looking miserable riding a Disneyland ride that went viral in 2015. He posted a picture on Instagram of himself smiling, with his son on his shoulders, at Disneyland on Tuesday (July 3) with the caption reading, "At @Disneyland, having an absolutely miserable time. (Note the fake smiles on our faces as evidence)."

The Smashing Pumpkins played a show last Thursday night (June 28th) at the house in Los Angeles at which they filmed the original video for their 1995 hit "1979," only for police to arrive and shut the show down after receiving complaints from other nearby residents.