Billy Corgan Adapts “Butterfly Wings” For Wrestling Commercial, Joins Twitter

By Scott Lapatine / April 16, 2009 - 5:21 am

This Sunday, Sting (the pro wrestler) and Mick Foley (also a pro wrestler) go head to head in a six-sided steel cage from which one will emerge the 2009 TNA World Heavyweight Champion. It’s called Lockdown Live and if it’s anything like The Wrestler (that was a documentary, right?) it’s gonna be very entertaining. You should probably sell those day three Coachella tickets now. My Boring Valentine more like it. Anyway the official theme for the match is Smashing Pumpkins’ “Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” and it’s not the first time their music soundtracked a TNA spot. But it is the first time Billy’s stepped inside the flaming, blood-soaked ring, reciting lyrics from one of his biggest hits slightly modified to promote a Pay Per View event. To wit, “Despite all your rage, you’re still just a rat in the six sides of steel cage.”

There’s also a longer Lockdown spot that uses the original recording:

It all goes down 4/19 at 8 PM EST at Philadelphia’s Liacouras Center.

In other news, Billy Corgan has officially joined the microblogging movement at twitter.com/billy.

He found God, maybe he’ll find a drummer on there.