© 2024 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

Billy Corgan paid tribute to his late father with annual Christmas gig, but his 3-year-old stole the show!

Geo Folkers/YouTube

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan sadly lost his father over the weekend, and no one would have blamed him if he'd cancelled his annual Christmas show at his vegan tea shop, Madame ZuZu's, in Chicago.

But instead, Corgan decided to forge ahead with the event, in tribute to William Corgan, Sr., saying in a reddit video:

Corgan played two unreleased seasonal songs at the show— “Evergreen” and “The Magi And The Shiny Bright” — on an acoustic guitar...

But the highlight may have been Corgan's three-year-old daughter Philomena, who joined her father onstage for the yuletide classic "Do You Hear What I Hear"-- only to lose interest and leave!

(Videos by Geo Folkers/YouTube)

Mel is the WFPK morning host. Email Mel at mfisher@lpm.org.

Can we count on your support?

Louisville Public Media depends on donations from members – generous people like you – for the majority of our funding. You can help make the next story possible with a donation of $10 or $20. We'll put your gift to work providing news and music for our diverse community.