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Billy Corgan still valid
Billy Corgan says anyone who thinks he's surpassed his creative peak can "go f**k yourself".
The Smashing Pumpkins singer continues to release new music and tour with the band and finds it "insulting" that anyone would insinuate his best days as an artist are behind him.
He told The Seattle Times: "Listen, there is no greater insult to me as an artist than to basically implicate that you'll never do better than you did. My answer to all that is go f**k yourself."
Referring to his grunge heyday in the early 90s, Billy added: "Go back and live in video land, go read Rolling Stone from 1994 and read about indie integrity and see Kurt Cobain standing on the hill with the T-shirt, 'Corporate Magazines Suck'.
"You can live it in perpetuity. I'm gone. I've moved on to the next town. You know? I've got a different horse and I'm riding into a different sunset. And the people that are around seem to be having a really good f***ing time."
The 'Today' rocker also pointed out that he has faced a lot of criticism for performing under the Smashing Pumpkins name - despite being the only original band member - but other bands continue to tour without attracting anywhere near the same level of criticism.
He added: "I'm as happy as I've been in the Smashing pumpkins since 1996. Why isn't that important? Why doesn't U2 retire? Haven't they made enough money? Why are the Rolling Stones still on tour? "There's only Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards. Why don't they retire? I don't understand. What's the difference? If people wanna play and people wanna go, what does it f***ing matter?"Posted on 10 Sep 2010 16:30 to category : Music News
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