Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan: The Music Industry Has Been "Taken Over by Poseurs"
Billy Corgan: "I was part of a generation that changed the world -- and it was taken over by poseurs."
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan says the music industry has been "taken over by poseurs."
Corgan, who was being interviewed publicly by author Brian Solis at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, said he was part of a generation of artists who "wanted to change the world." Today's musicians, he added, are obsessed merely with being famous.
Said Corgan to Billboard: "I was part of a generation that changed the world -– and it was taken over by poseurs."
Corgan noted that he would have to set himself on fire on YouTube if he were starting out today. He compared being a breakthrough artist to being a "fresh stripper." "Artists that break through now have grown up thinking that being famous is the goal. Not to be respected, not to be dangerous."
Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins will be releasing a new album, Oceania, this year.
You Might Also Like...
Female International Rock Jam with Larissa Basílio, Irene Ketikidi, Anouck André and Laura Klinkert — Video1 hour 36 sec ago
1 hour 40 min ago
2 hours 33 min ago
2 hours 43 min ago
Guitar World DVD: Learn '50 Essential Expert Licks' from Joe Satriani, Jeff Loomis, Andy Timmons and More2 hours 48 min ago
2 hours 52 min ago
2 hours 58 min ago