Smashing Pumpkins lead singer to take voice lessons

Billy Corgan, leader of The Smashing Pumpkins, will be taking vocal lessons to make his voice sound less whiny and child-like.

The bald-headed rocker decided to take lessons after listening to the band’s “Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness” for the first time without cranking up the bass on his CD player.

Sources close to Corgan said that the singer immediately realized how thin his voice was, “perhaps too thin to be a rock star.”

“He got angry at his friends for not telling him the truth,” said Tom Weldman, Publicity Coordinator for the Smashing Pumpkins. “All these years and not a word. They just led him on to believe that he has this really great voice which he doesn’t. It was a mean thing to do.”

Recording sessions for the new Smashing Pumpkins CD will begin as soon as Corgan’s vocal training is put in place.

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