Published On November 12, 2012 | By Brett Buchanan | Featured, Smashing Pumpkins

According to Chicago Now, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan attended the 11th annual PAWS Chicago Fur Ball over the weekend and raised 90,000 dollars to save cats and dogs. There was an auction where the winner paid $30,000 for a private 3-song acoustic set from Corgan at his Madame ZuZu’s tea house, where 4 people are allowed to attend. The people who came short on the bidding for the private set received two different packages which brought the total Corgan raised to $90,000. Corgan said that during the private set, “You can ask me anything. I’m probably the only person on the planet who has dated both Jessica Simpson and Courtney Love!” Corgan is a known cat lover, he has talked about his love for his cats in many interviews. PAWS Chicago is the city’s largest No Kill humane organization, focused on implementing solutions to end the killing of homeless pets.

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  • Spoonman

    as much as i hate billy its good to see he is putting his fame to good use. save the pussies!

  • Kirill

    Save the pussies lol, good one Spoonman )))

  • the grinch

    he looks more and more like fester adams every day.

  • AmyWine

    Way to go Billy Corgan!!! :-D

  • Man In The Box

    Top bloke Billy Corgan is. Awfully misunderstood at times.

  • Oaresome

    Billy Corgan is a legend.

    Also how come we don’t have a style update on the front page for this outfit?? This can not be unique to Scott Weiland! BillCo is hot and sporting a new style too!

  • Is he one?

    Billy is incredible. If all artists had his level of integrity, the world would be awesome. That’s it, that’s all folks! :)

  • Mia

    That’s awesome that he is raising money to save cats and dogs. He does do some nice stuff sometimes for all the shit he talks.

  • BillyL

    Ok, my opinion on Corgan just did a 180. Anyone who’s dedicated to the well-being of animals is alright in my book. Sure, he talks out of his ass sometimes, but those he scorns with his words can defend themselves, animals cannot. Good job, Billy!



    Save the animals, save the grunge, and Billy Corgan?? Save your breath. Let the Smashing Pumpkins legacy rest with those who know the band better than anyone, even you. LIKE THE FANS