I know you disagree but "Closer" is my favorite music video, though I can't really remember any of NIN's other videos ("Star####ers" included, aside from the fact that Manson shows up in it).
Didn't know Billy was a Trump supporter or even that he was conservative, not that that surprises me much. Most of his unpleasantness seems to come in the form of grand, egotistical statements like the one I mentioned as well as curmudgeony comments bashing internet piracy and digital music in general (late to Lars & Neil's party, Billy boy). Oh yeah and his weird obsession w/ professional wrestling, which led to him hilariously starting his own wrestling company a few years ago.
Yeah, I always assumed "Siamese Dream" was the most popular Pumpkins album but I could also see "Melon Collie" resonating more w/ younger audiences ("Siamese" admittedly sounds more of its time). Might be similar to "Nevermind" vs. "In Utero" where the 2 camps seem to be pretty evenly split (though in that case, I'd wager that "Nevermind" has always been the more popular album).
Oh and here's what's on Corgan's Wiki page under "political views" (yeesh):
"Corgan said after the 2008 election, "I'm very proud of my country right now for doing the right thing." He has since said that he has been disappointed with Barack Obama's presidency, and lacks faith in both major political parties. In 2009, he posted a transcript of a webcast by political activist Lyndon LaRouche to the official Smashing Pumpkins forum. In 2016, he characterized progressive political campaigners as "social justice warriors", compared them to Maoists, cult members and the Ku Klux Klan, and called them a threat to freedom of speech. In 2018, Corgan revealed that he is a "free-market libertarian capitalist" and added that he has not voted since 1992 when he voted for Bill Clinton.
On March 10, 2009, Corgan testified in front of Congress on behalf of the musicFIRST Coalition. Corgan spoke in favor of H.R. 848, the Performance Rights Act, which gives musicians and artists their share of compensation when their music is played on music radio stations.
Corgan has in recent years increasingly espoused conspiracy theories, voiced his admiration for radio host Alex Jones and frequently appeared as a guest on the latter's radio show, where he has endorsed conspiracy theories such as the chemtrail conspiracy theory, and the connection between vaccines and autism, that swine influenza was an "Obama conspiracy" and "propaganda" and decried the "emasculation" of men in contemporary society."