Grunge Singers Widows Reach Out To Billy Corgan For His Birthday

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan received birthday wishes from the widows of Grunge legends Kurt Cobain and Chris Cornell. Vicky Cornell liked one of Corgan’s Instagram posts, while Courtney Love sent him a birthday greeting. The boyfriend of Johnny Ramone’s widow Linda, JD King, also sent Corgan a birthday wish.

Courtney Love wrote, “happy birthday 🎉.”

Former Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave drummer Brad Wilk wrote, “Happy Birthday WPC!!! 🎂🍦”

JD King wrote, “Happy Birthday my Friend🙏🏻 Many Happy Returns🎊 @williampcorgan.”

Corgan turned 51 on Saturday. Alternative Nation would like to wish WPC a very happy birthday!

Corgan wrote on his birthday on Instagram, “Reflecting on today’s special day, I find that each birthday that passes I am more concerned with those around me and less and less so with myself (which is its own magical blessing).I have lived a selfish life, which has had it’s benefits in the creation of art and commerce, and of course justified a wildness in me that can never be quenched, but let me assure you there is no greater gift than that of being in communion with those you love.

So if there’s a message there, it is balance: yes! Live your dream without apology, but if you can’t share it with a full heart, and give of it freely, then the dream itself must be false.

I am so, so grateful for the hundreds of kind messages from every corner of the world. It certainly causes me to reflect on how my visions from a cold, damp basement about 30 miles from where I sit (some 35 years ago!) connected with you. It certainly is a mind-blowing thought to think that which we can do can touch another, and we all have that chance, or capability for affectation and change. I can truly say life IS wonderful, and that sense I have is informed by the wonderful and profane, if not the stars and what’s silly in us.

It humbles me to even have a place to share there things, for I am no more or less (inside) than that teen who dreamt big to get out and ‘see the world.’ Well, I saw it, and I’m still home. And I still want to go like mad, if only to return and start all over again.”

He wrote the day prior, “Had a lovely day with this fella. Visited a museum in Kenosha, WI that has the most intact mastodon skeleton in the world(?). And then on to a somewhat surreal Civil War museum (pictures from which I’m sure I’ll post soon). To those that have already sent b-day messages, thank you. I am very grateful, and blessed. I wish you the same in life and love. It all goes so quick, like the proverbial ‘bink of an eye.’ I did find a cool MCIS relic today digging around (it appears to be a rehearsal setlist from that time, 2 variations with different notations). So I will post that soon, too.

With @jamesihaofficial back in the band, it feels good to share these things with you. Splinters of a past…

And to be repetitive, we can’t wait for you to hear these new songs. #augustusjuppiter #smashingpumpkins @smashingpumpkins.”

Reflecting on today's special day, I find that each birthday that passes I am more concerned with those around me and less and less so with myself (which is its own magical blessing).I have lived a selfish life, which has had it's benefits in the creation of art and commerce, and of course justified a wildness in me that can never be quenched, but let me assure you there is no greater gift than that of being in communion with those you love. So if there's a message there, it is balance: yes! Live your dream without apology, but if you can't share it with a full heart, and give of it freely, then the dream itself must be false. I am so, so grateful for the hundreds of kind messages from every corner of the world. It certainly causes me to reflect on how my visions from a cold, damp basement about 30 miles from where I sit (some 35 years ago!) connected with you. It certainly is a mind-blowing thought to think that which we can do can touch another, and we all have that chance, or capability for affectation and change. I can truly say life IS wonderful, and that sense I have is informed by the wonderful and profane, if not the stars and what's silly in us. It humbles me to even have a place to share there things, for I am no more or less (inside) than that teen who dreamt big to get out and 'see the world.' Well, I saw it, and I'm still home. And I still want to go like mad, if only to return and start all over again.

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Had a lovely day with this fella. Visited a museum in Kenosha, WI that has the most intact mastodon skeleton in the world(?). And then on to a somewhat surreal Civil War museum (pictures from which I'm sure I'll post soon). To those that have already sent b-day messages, thank you. I am very grateful, and blessed. I wish you the same in life and love. It all goes so quick, like the proverbial 'bink of an eye.' I did find a cool MCIS relic today digging around (it appears to be a rehearsal setlist from that time, 2 variations with different notations). So I will post that soon, too. With @jamesihaofficial back in the band, it feels good to share these things with you. Splinters of a past… And to be repetitive, we can't wait for you to hear these new songs. #augustusjuppiter #smashingpumpkins @smashingpumpkins

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