Music Gear News
Billy Corgan still valid
Billy Corgan says anyone who thinks he's surpassed his creative peak can "go f**k yourself".
The Smashing Pumpkins singer continues to release new music and tour with the band and finds it "insulting" that anyone would insinuate his best days as an artist are behind him.
He told The Seattle Times: "Listen, there is no greater insult to me as an artist than to basically implicate that you'll never do better than you did. My answer to all that is go f**k yourself."
Referring to his grunge heyday in the early 90s, Billy added: "Go back and live in video land, go read Rolling Stone from 1994 and read about indie integrity and see Kurt Cobain standing on the hill with the T-shirt, 'Corporate Magazines Suck'.
"You can live it in perpetuity. I'm gone. I've moved on to the next town. You know? I've got a different horse and I'm riding into a different sunset. And the people that are around seem to be having a really good f***ing time."
The 'Today' rocker also pointed out that he has faced a lot of criticism for performing under the Smashing Pumpkins name - despite being the only original band member - but other bands continue to tour without attracting anywhere near the same level of criticism.
He added: "I'm as happy as I've been in the Smashing pumpkins since 1996. Why isn't that important? Why doesn't U2 retire? Haven't they made enough money? Why are the Rolling Stones still on tour? "There's only Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards. Why don't they retire? I don't understand. What's the difference? If people wanna play and people wanna go, what does it f***ing matter?"Posted on 10 Sep 2010 16:30 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician
MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.
The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.
In the wake of an increasing trend for musicians having to work for free or for less than they're entitled to, the Musicians Union show their support.
Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics
Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.
Recent Music News
With 17 touch sensitive, motorized faders and 17 recallable XMAS preamps, the StudioLive 16 brings the user complete recording versatility when operating in the field.
Sabian's NAMM releases have been specifically designed to spice up your drum kits overall sound and give you a definitive and varied spectrum of tone
With various different entries, Ibanez unleash a spectacular array of signature models to their NAMM 2017 line up
With extensive research conducted into how to make a kit that truly caters to the player and their specific needs, Pearl hit a home run with these one of a kind custom kits
A revamp of one of Ludwig's most popular snares, the Ludwig Black Beauty 14x8 projects classic tone and looks as good as the original
Mackie's Big Knob Studio Interface continues the legacy of its predecessors, championing various new features and exciting tech to reiterate its triumphant return.