11:32 pm - 06/12/2012

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan: 'I'll piss on Radiohead'

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Smashing Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan has laid into Radiohead, declaring them "pompous".

The singer, whose band release their new studio album 'Oceania' on Monday (June 18), said that Oxford band were a symbol of the current culture of "valuation" which he despises.

Speaking about how rock music is viewed in popular culture at the moment, Corgan told Antiquiet: "I can't think of any people outside of Weird Al Yankovic who have both embraced and pissed on rock more than I have. Obviously there's a level of reverence, but there's also a level of intelligence to even know what to piss on."

He then went on: "Because I'm not pissing on Rainbow. I'm not pissing on Deep Purple. But I'll piss on fucking Radiohead, because of all this pomposity. This value system that says Jonny Greenwood is more valuable than Ritchie Blackmore. Not in the world I grew up in."

Corgan went to compare Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood to Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore and himself and said that the veteran was better than both of them.

He added: "So I find myself defending things. Is Ritchie Blackmore a better guitar player than me and Jonny Greenwood? Yes. Have we all made contributions? Yes. I'm not attacking that. I'm attacking the pomposity that says this is more valuable than that. I'm sick of that. I'm so fucking sick of it, and nobody seems to tire of it."

miss_almost 12th-Jun-2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
i get my panties in a twist EVERYtime about this - its fucking NOT the smashing pumpkins anymore. now its just billy and a bunch of kids young enough to be his own children. there are none of the original band members except him and yet he insists dragging the original lineups good name through the mud.

i mean he had the sense to call it "zwan" when we wanted to do shit, and that had HALF of the members of SP. this new group only has him.
fuck billy corgan
infinite_drag 13th-Jun-2012 12:51 am (UTC)
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