PICS: Smashing Pumpkins at Viejas Arena

Poet, wrestling magnate and Smashing Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan brought the Chicago-based alternative rock band to Viejas Arena. See the photos here.

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Smashing Pumpkins headlined Viejas Arena on Saturday, Sept. 1.
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The influential alternative rock band formed in 1988 in Chicago.
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Original members included vocalist/guitarist Billy Corgan, bassist D'arcy Wretzky, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.
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Over the years, the band has undergone a number of lineup changes.
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The current lineup includes Corgan, Chamberlin, Iha and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
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It hasn't always been easy for Corgan, who spent some time living in a parking garage.
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For some reason, Corgan moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, with his previous band, the Marked.
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Upon returning to Chicago, Corgan formed the goth pop project Smashing Pumpkins.
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"Siamese Dream," released in 1993, became the band's first multi-platinum hit.
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1995's follow-up, "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness," was nominated for seven Grammy Awards.
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Despite -- or maybe because of -- his success, Corgan has struggled with depression throughout his life.
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That hasn't stopped him from getting into the professional wrestling arena, however.
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