The one thing you can always count on when Billy Corgan speaks is that he’s going to say whatever he wants. Good or bad, the quotable frontman of the Smashing Pumpkins always keeps it interesting and you can expect the unexpected when he’s interviewed.
In an interview with the Phil Star before a show in the Philippines last week, Corgan ripped long time and recently reunited bands Soundgarden and Pavement:
“There are those bands that are essentially coming back only to make money — playing their old albums, and maybe somewhere in the back of their minds they’re thinking there might be a future. I am not in that business, obviously. I condemn anybody who’s in that business but doesn’t admit [he’s] in that business. When Soundgarden came back and they just played their old songs, great. I was a fan of Soundgarden, but call it for what it is. They’re just out there to have one more round at the till; same with Pavement and these other bands.”
It’s safe to say that Corgan’s beef with both bands, which dates as far back as Lollapalooza ’94 with Soundgarden and even further with Pavement, won’t be squashed anytime soon.