SMASHING PEARL JAM
BILLY CORGAN CALLS IT LIKE HE SEES IT
TELL US WHAT YOU REALLY THINK BILLY
EDDIE VEDDER AND DAVE GROHL MAY BE SURPRISED BY WHAT THE SMASHING PUMPKIN'S BILLY CORGAN THINKS OF THEIR MUSIC
Unfiltered Rock and Roll - thatt's what Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins brought to the Howard Stern Show this morning - and nowhere was that more evident than when Howard asked Billy about the professional competition he feels with other bands from his era.
"That's the one thing that makes me crazy about alternative music. You're suppossed to be this kind of nice and mamby pamby..."
- Billy Corgan
On the show to talk about their 10th studio album "Momentum in Elegy" the band performed three live songs - their classic hit "Zero", an amazing cover of David Bowie's "Fame" and "One and All".
But before the performances the interview got off to a rollicking start when Howard asked Billy if he feels competitive with early 90's alternative bands and Billy did not hold back. Listen for yourself!
BILLY ON PEARL JAM:
"I think their [Pearl Jam's] work speaks for itself...I think you stack my songs up, [Kurt] Cobain's songs up and that band's songs and they don't have the songs"
"We were friends at one point…I think a lot of people are transformed by fame..I knew one person and then there was another person…maybe he felt the same way about me…" -
Billy on EDDIE VEDDER
BILLY ON THE FOO FIGHTERS:
"To me my criticism of the Foo Fighers if I'm being a music critic, is that they just haven't evolved, and that's been sort of the recent rap on them, they are kind of making the same music..."
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