Smashing Pumpkins Frustrated By Fans

artist: The Smashing Pumpkins date: 06/20/2012 category: general music news

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Smashing Pumpkins Frustrated By Fans
Smashing Pumpkins get frustrated when fans just want to hear their old songs. Frontman Billy Corgan says despite all the work he puts into writing new material, fans often just want them to play the classics. He told ArtistsDirect.com: "We met this wall resistance like, 'It's nice you guys want to move forward, but can't you just play the old songs?' I've had five years of 'Can't you just play the old songs?' The whole time, all I've done is put my head down and try to make new music. You reach a point of literal frustration where you start going, 'Maybe this is never going to move forward? Maybe the vague 'they' out there will never accept The Smashing Pumpkins of this time?'" However, concertgoers could be disappointed next time they're at a show because Billy says they plan to play their latest offering "Oceania" in its entirety with only few fan favourites thrown in. He told ArtistsDirect.com: "[Playing 'Oceania' from beginning to end live] was always the plan from the beginning. We made the album with that in mind. Everybody is out playing their old album. Now, it's created a thing where people expect that. Being The Smashing Pumpkins, we're going to play an album; it's just going to be our new one. "We want to play the album and then play some classics to go with it. I have to give some credit to [Pink Floyd's] David Gilmour. I saw him on his solo tour in 2006, and he did that. He came out and played a couple of 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' songs. He played his whole new record. Then he did 'Echoes', 'Comfortably Numb', and all of that stuff. It was awesome. It was a really cool thing, and you felt like he was honouring where he was at and did this idealised set afterwards. That's what we're shooting for." Thanks for the report to ContactMusic.com.
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