A “Siamese Dream” come true: Billy Corgan reunites with stolen guitar after 27 years

ABC/Randy HolmesIn 1992, after a Smashing Pumpkins show in Detroit, someone stole Billy Corgan’s favorite guitar: an early-’70s Fender Stratocaster that he played on the band’s 1991 debut album, Gish. Nearly 27 years later, he’s finally found it again.

The story of the happy reunion is told in a new Rolling Stone article, which explains how a Flushing, Michigan resident named Beth James bought the guitar over a decade ago at a Detroit yard sale for $200 without knowing anything about it.

One day, a friend of James’ saw an article about the guitar — which Corgan …read more

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