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Man, Billy Corgan sounds a bit bitter!

More than three years after the Smashing Pumpkins played their farewell show, former frontman Billy Corgan has taken to his official Web site (http://www.billycorgan.com) to clear the air about the true reasons for the Chicago's band's split.

"I am going to share some things with you that you have never heard me say," he wrote Tuesday. "That doesn't mean I'm rewriting history; that means that I'm going to tell you the truth about who I am and what I believe in my heart. A lot of things that I have said thru the years seemed confusing, like I was hiding something, and oftentimes I was. 'Why,' you might ask. Many times I hid things to protect my band mates."

Corgan said he regrets initially blaming the split on "fighting the good fight against the Britneys of the world." "By saying that, I was seen as someone who was crying foul, taking his ball and going home, which was sad, 'cause it wasn't true at all," he continued. "The truth of the matter is that James Iha broke up the Smashing Pumpkins. Not me, not Jimmy, but James. Did it help that D'arcy was fired for being a mean-spirited drug addict, who refused to get help? No, that didn't help keep the band together, not at all."




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That's too bad. The Pumpkins were one of my favorite bands from that early 90's era.






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The Pumpkins were an odd band. The only one of them who was really good at their instrument was Chamberlain, the songwriting was VERY up-and-down and repetitive, Corgan has one of the worst voices in rock history.....and yet they were still one of my favourite bands. Go figure.



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I never really got into them, other than 1979, which was played everyplace I went in Europe that summer.

D'arcy was hot, in a non pigmented way though.



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Maybe if VH1 decides to do another round of "Bands Reunited" they could try with the Pumpkins?

Eh, they want to impress me? Get the original Pink Floyd back together (Syd Barrett included).






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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    The Pumpkins were an odd band. The only one of them who was really good at their instrument was Chamberlain,

I believe Corgan did all/most of the guitar parts on "Siamese Dream" himself.



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    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
      Originally posted by Big Bad
      The Pumpkins were an odd band. The only one of them who was really good at their instrument was Chamberlain,

    I believe Corgan did all/most of the guitar parts on "Siamese Dream" himself.


Like Big Bad said.....





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    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34


    Eh, they want to impress me? Get the original Pink Floyd back together (Syd Barrett included).




Would that then include or disclude David Gilmour?


*changing the subject and adding nothing to the conversation* (sorry)

(edited by Dustin on 21.2.04 2359)
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    ...Corgan said he regrets initially blaming the split on "fighting the good fight against the Britneys of the world."...
Years after that statement was made public, (and before I read this article) I didn't believe the argument held any water. I mean, Britney's and Corgan's musics are light years apart in styles; they appeal to much different audiences. I think Billy should have been blaming the Napsters of the world, since (correct me if I'm wrong) Napster was getting really popular around that time.



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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    The Pumpkins were an odd band. The only one of them who was really good at their instrument was Chamberlain, the songwriting was VERY up-and-down and repetitive, Corgan has one of the worst voices in rock history.....and yet they were still one of my favourite bands. Go figure.


Yeah, Jimmy Chamberlain is one of the best rock drummers not named Charlie Watts, Neil Peart, Carl Palmer, or Stewart Copeland. I thought the guitars on their albums (whoever was playing them) were quite a bit better than just okay, though. I've been heavily addicted to Machina lately, so this is an oddly timed announcement.

I wonder if three years from now we'll find out the real reason why Zwan split up?
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
>Man, Billy Corgan sounds a bit bitter!

Nothing I've read today has cracked me up as much as that line. +2 for you!



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An odd statement. When Zwan disbanded, didn't he say something to the effect of "my heart is still with the Pumpkins?"



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    Originally posted by Dustin
      Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34


      Eh, they want to impress me? Get the original Pink Floyd back together (Syd Barrett included).




    Would that then include or disclude David Gilmour?


    *changing the subject and adding nothing to the conversation* (sorry)

    (edited by Dustin on 21.2.04 2359)


Include Gilmour. For a brief time, Floyd was a 5-member band.





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