Smashing Pumpkins (band)
Musician Billy Corgan, of The Smashing Pumpkins, performs during the Cumbre Tajin culture festival -- this year devoted to the 'Rebirth of the Self' -- at El Tajin archaeological site, in the highlands of Papantla, Veracruz State, Mexico, early on March 24, 2013.
Our dad was cool about playing us whatever was hip at the time. Like (Smashing Pumpkins’ double album) ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,’ ... I remember he played us that on a three-hour drive in a thunderstorm. It was a pretty big deal for me. We were like 10 or 12, listening to Beck, Rage Against the Machine, Weezer, and of course Nirvana.
I don't even know when my next album is going to come out, but I am going to make a rock 'n' roll album, though ... Me on guitar and vocals, and like Kiss, like Gene Simmons. Like [Smashing Pumpkins] Billy Corgan. Seriously. When I call 'em, it's on.
When I made the decision with [drummer] Jimmy [Chamberlin] to bring the band back, it wasn't dissimilar from when you think, I'm going to get back together with somebody. But it wasn't that easy... to return to a place where I even understood what it was about being in the Smashing Pumpkins that I liked.More quotes »
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