Billy Corgan Thinks Rock Isn't Reaching Teenagers Anymore: 'F--k Music'
"We collectively have done a poor job," says Smashing Pumpkins mainman.
Posted on Aug 05, 2013 02:54 pm
Smashing Pumpkins mainman Billy Corgan recently stated that rock musicians these days are failing to to fulfill one of the genre's main goals - reaching the teenage crowd.
During a chat with Interia, the singer/guitarist didn't only blame his fellow rockers, but also included himself in what he described as the "f--k music part.""I think the forces are so different; there's an obvious difference in enthusiasm," the frontman said. "Music world's been slow to meet the changing demand of the consumers' attention span."
Corgan also noted that glorifying the past isn't the way to go either, basically blaming today's rock musicians, including himself, for weak efforts.
"I think music's done a very poor job of getting the attention of a fifteen year old, which was the job of Elvis and the job of the Beatles and the job of the Cure. It's always the same problem."
He continued, "If music doesn't meet that demand to get the attention, well then f--k music basically. And I'm part of the f--k music part. We collectively have done a poor job and record sales and enthusiasm for live music events have gone down."
Just last week, Corgan once again underlined his pessimistic stance, saying that he plans to stop touring or at least severely reduce Smashing Pumpkins concert activities.
The group's latest studio effort, "Oceania," dropped in June 2012 via EMI Records, landing at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart with 54,000 units shipped in the US within the first week.