Decades after providing an avenue through which youth in the '90s could steer their angst, Billy Corgan has found a new group whose anger he's been hired to direct.
Corgan, whose Smashing Pumpkins will be appearing tonight, June 23, at the Pageant, announced earlier this year that he has joined TNA Wrestling as a senior producer, focusing on talent and development. A lifelong wrestling fan, Corgan is known to tweet frequently about the sport and in 2011 even founded his own Chicago-based wrestling company, Resistance Pro Wrestling.
From the Bears' Super-Bowl-Shuffling crew to Garth Brooks' appearance at San Diego Padres' spring training, the flirtation between music and athletics (and vice versa) is a frequent story in the history of the two pastimes. For some, however, this coquetry in another field became more serious -- occasionally creating a second career. With that in mind, here are eight surprising crossovers between music and sports. More »