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The last Pumpkin standing is auctioning off an afternoon meal with one lucky fan in Los Angeles or Chicago. Restaurant is TBD, but “winner is responsible for the bill” so maybe you choose if you win? Proceeds benefit The Songwriters Hall of Fame’s goal of building a museum in New York City, because that’s what the world needs. Bidding is currently at $650 and you have six more days to enter at charitybuzz.com. (Smashingpumpkins.com says it’s legit.) Good luck! Where would you take Billy if you won, and what would you talk about? I’m going with Cheesecake Factory and pro wrestling.

UPDATE: Billy addresses the haters via the Pumpkins e-mail newsletter:

Todays laughter was me being criticized for a post that had info about a charity that was offering (to the highest bidder) a lunch with me. Unfortunately, unknown to me, the info stated that lunch was on the person who won the auction. Having never offered myself for a charity lunch date before, I was curious to see what fans might say about it. I was surprised to see a minor detail I was unaware of that said the winner must pay the bill at lunch turn into an attack on me and my supposed fortune. What an asshole I am to not want to buy lunch?

I bring this to your attention because this is exactly what’s to be expected in a mean and bitter world. Every act, no matter how kind or caring must be viewed thru the dim lens of ambition, greed, power, and ultimately selfishness. There must be an ulterior motive to all of this, right?? A charity lunch just can’t be as simple as that. The awareness raised for the charity means nothing against what its going to do for my career…and what a career its been! And thank God someone gets to fit the bill for my meal!

Yes I’m being sarcastic but the sad part is someone out there will read this and think the worst, never seeing the darkness and avarice in their own heart…

Bidding’s now at $6,000.

Comments (38)
  1. ...  |   Posted on Jun 24th, 2009 0

    bakers square and zwan

  2. “winner is responsible for the bill”? Come on Mr. Money Bags bust out the plastic for a fan!

  3. Wendy’s dollar menu, and why he was such a dick to the original members of SP.

  4. Hey guys! Win a date with deadbeat Billy!

  5. Rodeo  |   Posted on Jun 24th, 2009 0

    Probably iHop, talk about the dangers of veneral diseases and Tila Tequila.

  6. So this is pretty much an opportunity for Billy Corgan to eat lunch for free…

  7. TBE5K  |   Posted on Jun 24th, 2009 0

    Can I substitute Billy for Tila?

  8. tyler  |   Posted on Jun 24th, 2009 0

    Billy is such a great guy for doing all this shit for charity. Not only is he a humanitarian, he’s such a nice guy and a great lyricist…I love that song he wrote — ‘Take Your Dick Out Of My Ass And Stick It In My Mouth.’
    It was a big hit in Europe. If I win this bid thing, I’m totally gonna ask him to sing it to me.

  9. dickhead jones  |   Posted on Jun 24th, 2009 0

    this guy is such a sham/douche celebrity

  10. That’s another one in the douche column! See Billy Corgan: Douche or Tool?
    http://www.beachwoodreporter.com/music/douche_or_tool_billy_corgan.php

  11. Jack  |   Posted on Jun 24th, 2009 0

    Dick’s last Resort and we’d discuss how only children go by “billy”

  12. We’d go to Cheeburger Cheeburger and talk about making mistakes, like “reforming” the pumpkins and Blinking with Fists.

  13. organic  |   Posted on Jun 24th, 2009 0

    and this slow motion train wreck keeps on a rollin’

  14. I’d catch him off guard and rub his head. I have a theory involving a genie and wishes.

  15. Irie  |   Posted on Jun 25th, 2009 0

    I’d call him Bill out of embarrassment that an adult calls himself “Billy”, but as dorky as the name Bill is to begin with, it’s far too mature for this whiney, cheap, alt-rock Axl.

  16. asshole  |   Posted on Jun 25th, 2009 0

    I am more and more ashamed to be a pumpkins fan but the best place to eat in LA is Bombay Palace off Wilshire. I miss her too.

  17. melanie  |   Posted on Jun 25th, 2009 0

    honestly, it’s for a charity and anyone with any sense knows billy is going to pay for his own lunch and the lunch of the winning bidder.

  18. If your going to spend your money on a such a thing then Josh Freese has better options http://www.nme.com/news/nine-inch-nails/42934

    http://www.klaktik.blogspot.com

  19. Phil  |   Posted on Jun 25th, 2009 0

    there is noone i’d rather eat lunch with less. NO ONE

  20. Adda  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2009 0

    Did anyone else notice that he has confused “foot the bill” and “fit the bill”?

  21. we would talk about ‘Zeitgeist’ before i make him eat it

  22. come on people. get on the train. In N Out Burgers and his inability to apologize to his former band members.

  23. Ray  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2009 0

    yech, whot wearisome load this is. not only did he not know that the terms and conditions of the charity lunch were going to stipulate the winner paid the bill, but when he did find out (the hard way, from a ton of neggie b****ing that goes on around places the likes of here, he announced HE WOULD FOOT IT, whiners.

    “Terms: Includes: Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins will treat the winner and their guest to lunch in LA or Chicago. Valid for two people with Billy at a mutually convenient time. Restaurant TBD”

    https://auction01.charitybuzz.com/secure/viewItemDetail.do?auction_item_id=23708&source=twitter

    so crawl back into whatever holes ya came from.

  24. Ray  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2009 0

    next time lunch with a ‘has been’ is worth $6500 and counting, you can let us know.

  25. Radio Zero  |   Posted on Jun 29th, 2009 0

    My lunch with Billy…

    Me – I’ll have the Chef Salad with Blue Cheese dressing…

    Billy – No, you’ll have Ranch Dressing…

    Me – I will also like the Grilled Chicken…

    Billy – You will be having the Duck and Garlic Potatos…

    Me – For dessert…

    Billy – You don’t get a dessert….you’re fired! Get me the Bass Player from The Lemonheads!!

    Me – Billy, can I finish my meal first?

    Billy – No!

  26. Graham  |   Posted on Jun 30th, 2009 0

    Waffle House and why he thought Lily (My One and Only) was an acceptable song to release.

  27. Carolyn  |   Posted on Jun 30th, 2009 0

    The photo of Billy on that website REALLY makes me want to have lunch with him.

  28. nick  |   Posted on Jun 30th, 2009 0

    I’d stuff a light bulb in his mouth to see if it lights up like on TV. Wait…

  29. That would be a creepy lunch.

  30. Ray  |   Posted on Jul 1st, 2009 0

    lunch with Billy = 15 grand.

    that’s the highest of any of the roster of celebrities that signed on for this ‘lunch with’ auction for this charity. Speaking of which, none of them got mentioned and none of them got ragged for the ‘pick up the tab’ stipulation now did they?

  31. ATN  |   Posted on Jul 1st, 2009 0

    The world is full of assholes and this is their local hangout. My god I can understand not liking something or someone, but the lengths you all go to be crass-assholes is beyond me. This whole posturing is whats wrong with this corner of popular culture; the politics of indie culture. You all appear to be as big of asshole as you claim Corgan to be. But you’re all so cute and righteous!

  32. ATN  |   Posted on Jul 2nd, 2009 0

    Dang Stereogum, I was unaware that you purged comments that didn’t reflect your own thinking and philosophy. I guess that explains why all the comments here reflect the same sentiment.

    You don’t like what someone says, easy enough just delete it. Theres really no better way to control the dialogue that eliminate differing view. I believe thats what they’re doing in Iran.

    And don’t telll me my comments were deleted because of my tone, because half these twats have expresses a lot more negative thoughts than me.

  33. joe  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2010 0

    to test his “charity” id take him to McDonalds or a 7/11, if he made a stink about it, he would just be in it for the lunch, but if he cared, he wouldnt care since the money had already gone to charity. ANd id ask him what kind of head wax he uses

  34. I would by him lunch <3 anything to be with my zero :)

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