Smashing Pumpkins Frontman: 'The Mythology of the '90s is Better Than the Reality of the '90s'

artist: The Smashing Pumpkins date: 07/05/2013 category: general music news
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Smashing Pumpkins Frontman: 'The Mythology of the '90s is Better Than the Reality of the '90s'
Smashing Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan isn't too thrilled about living in the past, as he said that the '90s were not so great as people tend to think. It would seem that the singer/guitarist isn't too enthusiastic about the current state of rock music either, seeing that he told Bi FM that rock music is moving "too slow to the modern world," pointing out that the rap artists and DJs have a clear advantage over the rock sound. "I don't like talking about the '90s [too] much, 'cause to me, the mythology of the '90s is better than the reality of the '90s," the frontman said. "I'm living in the present." As far as the modern rock situation goes, Corgan commented: "I think rock bands and rock music move too slow to the modern world, which is why I think DJs and rappers have an advantage because they can move more quickly with the times, with the sound, with the production. Rock music doesn't evolve quick enough. It can be frustrating because even though there's a futuristic aspect to Smashing Pumpkins, playing guitar is still kind of slow in the modern world." The frontman also discussed the current state of affairs among the Smashing Pumpkins ranks, saying that there are "no future plans" when it comes to the new album. "So far so good. Band's playing very good, people seem to like the new album, so no complaints," Corgan said. "Right now there's no future plans; I've been writing songs for the new album and that's about it." The group's latest release, "Oceania," came out in June 2012 as the 8th Smashing Pumpkins studio effort. With 54,000 units shipped in the US within the first week, it peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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