Watch Billy Corgan pay tribute to his father with a set of Christmas songs at his Chicago tea shop

Billy Corgan
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Following the death of his father, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan played a set of Christmas songs with his family on Saturday (December 18) in tribute. Earlier that day, Corgan announced that William Corgan Sr. had passed away after suffering a heart attack.

Appearing Saturday (December 18) at Madame Zuzu's – the vegan cake shop Corgan owns in Chicago, Illinois – the frontman was joined by his partner Chloe Mendel and their two kids, as they honored William Corgan Sr. with a new rendition of Do You Hear What I Hear?, as well as two holiday originals, titled Evergreen and The Magi and the Shiny Bright.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.