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Billy Corgan at home and at peace with making rock and roll

Billy Corgan seen here Madame ZuZu's HighlPark is recording two new albums with his bSmashing Pumpkins. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times

Billy Corgan, seen here at Madame ZuZu's in Highland Park, is recording two new albums with his band, Smashing Pumpkins. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times Media

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Corgan is quietly redefining what it is to be a maturing rock star. He has the brand (Pumpkins) when he wants to fire up the stadium rock; he has a neighborhood teashop (Madame ZuZu’s) when he wants to indulge in noise experiments to 30 people. Read more here.

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