Corgan Gets Up Early With Regis And Kathie Lee

Feb. 20 [7:55 EST] -- Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan was a guest on Wednesday morning's edition of "LIVE With Regis & Kathie Lee."

It turns out Corgan is such a fan he sent the show a letter asking to be a guest.

Corgan cheerfully endured Kathie Lee Gifford's flirting and Regis Philbin's badgering, and chatted about his fashion sense, the Grammy Awards, and the band's videos.

Corgan even told the hosts how they've influenced his music, admitting that (since he likes to write in the morning), "This show has had an indirect influence on ('Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness')."