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Billy Corgan and band Smashing Pumpkins cement their handprints at Chinese Theatre ceremony


He has fronted the massively popular alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins since founding it in the late 1980s.

But Billy Corgan showed that he’s a family man as well on Wednesday when he and his current slate of bandmates were joined by his children to witness them getting their handprints immortalized in cemented at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The 55-year-old singer–songwriter looked proud as he embraced Augustus Juppiter, six, and Philomena Clementine, four, on the dais.

Icon: Billy Corgan, 55, brought along his son Augustus, six, and daughter Philomena, four, as he and his Smashing Pumpkins bandmates immortalized their handprints outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday

Icon: Billy Corgan, 55, brought along his son Augustus, six, and daughter Philomena, four, as he and his Smashing Pumpkins bandmates immortalized their handprints outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday

Billy, who shares his children with his partner Chloe Mendel, was dressed in a relaxed and reserved mostly black ensemble while posing for fans in front of the iconic movie theater.

He had on a simple black button-up shirt and matching black jeans, which he wore with a belt featuring a thick metallic buckle.

The 1979 singer added a splash of color with vibrant green and blue sneakers, and he rocked his standard shaved head look, though he sported a sparse white beard as well.

Billy beamed ear-to-ear as he wrapped his arms around his two children while kneeling by the handprints.

Family: Augustus looked cool in a red jacket and black pinstriped pants. Philomena had on a cute beige cardigan with colorful puff balls, plus floral-print pants and white Nikes

Family: Augustus looked cool in a red jacket and black pinstriped pants. Philomena had on a cute beige cardigan with colorful puff balls, plus floral-print pants and white Nikes

Back in black: Billy, who shares his children with his partner Chloe Mendel, was dressed in a relaxed mostly black ensemble while posing for fans in front of the iconic movie theater

Back in black: Billy, who shares his children with his partner Chloe Mendel, was dressed in a relaxed mostly black ensemble while posing for fans in front of the iconic movie theater

The band: He appeared to have only brought along the current members of the group, which included founding drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (L) and guitarist Jeff Schroeder (R)

The band: He appeared to have only brought along the current members of the group, which included founding drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (L) and guitarist Jeff Schroeder (R)

On point: Both mirrored Corgan's dark style. Chamberlin favored a black T-shirt with faded jeans and black sneakers, while Schroeder wore a black jacket over a matching T-shirt and jeans

On point: Both mirrored Corgan’s dark style. Chamberlin favored a black T-shirt with faded jeans and black sneakers, while Schroeder wore a black jacket over a matching T-shirt and jeans

Augustus looked cool in a red jacket with white text on the chest and black-and-white starred strips running down the sleeves, plus black pinstriped pants.

Philomena had on a cute beige cardigan decorated with colorful puff balls, plus a white shirt and floral-print pants with white Nikes.

Smashing Pumpkins have gone through several lineup changes throughout the years, with Corgan remaining the primary songwriters.

He appeared to have only brought along the current members of the group, which included founding drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and rhythm guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

Both mirrored Corgan’s dark style. Chamberlin favored a black T-shirt with faded jeans and black sneakers, while Schroeder wore a black jacket over a matching T-shirt and jeans. 

James Iha, the guitarist who played on the band’s early classics and later returned to the fold, appears to still be part of the band, though he didn’t join them for the handprint ceremony. 

Frontman: Also joining the band at the celebration was Corgan's friend and tourmate Perry Farrell, the singer for Jane's Addiction

Frontman: Also joining the band at the celebration was Corgan’s friend and tourmate Perry Farrell, the singer for Jane’s Addiction

Punk style: Perry was decked out in an opulent black leather biker jacket that was spiced up with silver studs and epaulets

Punk style: Perry was decked out in an opulent black leather biker jacket that was spiced up with silver studs and epaulets

On tour: Corgan and the band announced earlier in the day on The Howard Stern Show that they would be launching a 32-date North American tour with Jane's Addiction as a special guest

On tour: Corgan and the band announced earlier in the day on The Howard Stern Show that they would be launching a 32-date North American tour with Jane’s Addiction as a special guest

Also joining the band at the celebration was Corgan’s friend and tourmate Perry Farrell, the frontman of Jane’s Addiction.

Perry was decked out in an opulent black leather biker jacket that was spiced up with silver studs and epaulets.

He also had on black jeans and wore rectangular aviator-style sunglasses. 

Farrell’s appearance was a bit of synergy, as Corgan and the band announced earlier in the day on The Howard Stern Show that they would be launching a 32-date North American Spirts On Fire arena tour with Jane’s Addiction as a special guest.

Smashing Pumpkins will also be making an appearance Thursday on The Late Late Show With James Corden, and they have announced plans to release new music later this year.

In the spotlight: Smashing Pumpkins will also be making an appearance Thursday on The Late Late Show With James Corden

In the spotlight: Smashing Pumpkins will also be making an appearance Thursday on The Late Late Show With James Corden

More to come: hey have announced plans to release new music later this year

More to come: hey have announced plans to release new music later this year

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