Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Comments on the State of Rock Music


Story by Cat Badra

Smashing Pumpkins main man gives his thoughts about today’s music culture

Smashing Pumpkins main man Billy Corgan is never one to shy away from telling the truth, and he recently gave his thoughts about what he honestly thinks about the state of rock music. While he sees some positives to today’s music culture in which bands are broadcast to the world around the clock via social media, he doesn’t care for other aspects of today’s music culture.

“I do believe rock and roll needed to change away from a hero-worship culture back to what it always was, which is sort of a mystical culture,” he told the Chicago Tribune. “But that has been subverted basically by commerce. It speaks to a bigger sociological point, which is: Everything is for sale now.”

He added, “One painter can paint a house and make it feel haunted and another painter can paint it and bore you to tears. So, what is it about the painter of the haunted house capturing the symbolic forms? That’s how I look at it.”

Corgan also gave the news that he’s written a full album of material that has never been released and hopes to bring it out in a few years. The album is “based on Chicago themes,” including a track called “Black Sox” written about the Cubs. According to Corgan, “It’s a winking, insider joke to Cubs and Sox fans.”

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