June 26, 2005

"I started my band for all the right reasons, and we did what we did for all the right reasons, and somewhere along the way it got sort of taken away."

So says Billy Corgan, as he announces Smashing Pumpkins is regrouping. Interestingly, he's selected the release date for his solo album to make the announcement.

3 comments:

Mark Daniels said...

I always thought that the Smashing Pumpkins were a good band, even if in their live performances Billy C. found it difficult to sing somewhere close to on-key.

No matter. Reading the article to which you link makes it clear that he definitely has a handle on the rock and roll front person's art of promoting oneself while railing against the shallowness of promoting oneself.

knoxgirl said...

I can't hear anything about Billy Corgan without thinking of this quote from Sharon Osbourne, who briefly managed the Smashing Pumpkins:

"...I must resign due to medical reasons... Billy Corgan was making me sick!"

Anthony said...

Billy:

Get over yourself. Then you might actually make music again that is not a load of pretentious, boring crap than roughly seven people actually like listening to.