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Billy Corgan Lashes Out in Chicago Tribune

In Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins on December 10, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Billy Corgan speaks to Chicago Tribune. Quotes:

On aspirations:

Who’s lighting the culture on fire? Nobody. We don’t have to live in that world. We have the biggest manager [Irving Azoff] in the world. He tells us we can get there, we will get there. We will crack the egg like we did in ’92, without doing something embarrassing like working with Timbaland.

On recording new albums:

The listening patterns have changed, so why are we killing ourselves to do albums, to create balance and do the arty track to set up the single?

On a true reunion with former members:

They have the right to at least have the conversation. We said the door’s open. We were met with complete indifference. D’Arcy doesn’t care. And James, it was a money thing.

On Springsteen:

When Bruce Springsteen puts out a new album, I pay attention. Same with Neil Young. Because they’re major artists who have something to say. I consider us in that category.

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