Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins covers 'Wrecking Ball' by Miley Cyrus

Billy Corgan, frontman of the influential alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins performed one of the year's most unconventional covers during his solo performance at Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Theater, as he covered "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus. In an interview from 2014, Corgan was asked about the possibility of writing a song with Miley Cyrus and he revealed that he had been previously contacted by her representatives, but eventually turned down the offer to collaborate. Corgan did follow by stating that "she's very talented, she's a very good singer" and that "she's a better pop-star than 99.99 percent of them". 

As can be seen in the video above, the crowd at Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theater was initially surprised, but eventually joined in by singing along to the rest of the song. Corgan is known for having one of the most unique and recognizable voices in rock and roll, so it's not difficult to imagine that even a cover of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" would undoubtedly sound amazing. Billy recently released a new solo album titled Ogilala which includes a song collaboration with James Iha, a former Smashing Pumpkins bandmate. Miley Cyrus also released a new album titled Younger Now at the end of September.