Smashing Pumpkins Calling It Quits if New Albums Flop, Billy Corgan Says

artist: The Smashing Pumpkins date: 08/29/2014 category: general music news
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Smashing Pumpkins Calling It Quits if New Albums Flop, Billy Corgan Says
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan recently hinted that he will break up the band if the upcoming two albums, "Monuments to an Elegy" and "Day for Night," don't score the success he's aiming at.

"I'm not willing to wait around 15 to 20 years to have somebody go, 'Hey, that album that you made is really good.' And then sell it to the 7,000 people that are still paying attention," Billy told the Chicago Tribune.

"When this [new album] process is over, I'm either going to bail on this ship for good, like 'I'm done,' or I'm going to have a new ship to sail on."

The frontman further confessed that it's much harder to grab fans' attention at the current stage of his career, saying, "How do you reach through the fog as an artist? How do you punch your way back through? How do you say, 'I still matter?'

"How do you say, 'How does one of my contemporaries get treated like a contemporary artist, and how do I get treated like I'm supposed to play 'Siamese Dream' for the rest of my life?' At some point you've got to fight this fight or go away."

As reported, "Monuments to an Elegy" is due out on December 9, featuring Tommy Lee behind the drum kit. Motley Crue skinsman also performed on the second upcoming SP effort, "Day for Night," tentatively due in 2015. More info here.
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