What happened to the grand project to give away all these songs? But it was mostly musical. I am an outsider. A sense of displacement. Suddenly, Billy Corgan, perpetual misfit, was the king of the castle. You're basically saying suffering is good for business, and I don't think suffering is good for business. In their original incarnation, the Smashing Pumpkins were the grandest rock band of the 90s, yoking stadium rock ambition to alt-rock invention. Isolation seems to be the theme. Back in pulpit after scandal, Tullian Tchividjian insists sex with former congregants was not abuse.
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TWENTY YEARS AFTER the release of their breakthrough album Siamese Dream, The Smashing Pumpkins will finally play their first gig in Hong Kong. Headed by Billy Corgan, the frontman and only remaining original member, the Pumpkins are scheduled to perform at AsiaWorld-Expo on.
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The sort of thing that really do make you wonder if he really is the greatest songwriter of his generation. As alone as ever.
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|Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins' lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter, once had his lyrics described by Details magazine as "anguished, bruised reports from Billy Corgan's nightmare-land.
The article also discussed Corgan's "new-found spirituality," which is apparently a mix of Catholicism and Buddhism.
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And right there, in three minutes of conversation, you have everything that makes Billy Corgan so intriguing and so frustrating. It did.
The overall impression is a grown-up, mildly depressed Charlie Brown. Our time is up. Coming from anyone else, this would sound like hogwash.
"I think God's. Rock 'n' roll is facing a difficult future as we venture further into the 21st century. Unique artistic voices are dying out, and in their place are.
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Or at least more than you were years ago? It's sort of like 'don't go there,'" Corgan said, relating a comment he made to a magazine that failed to print his remarks.
Maybe I was trying too hard. Women as Church leaders: Female complementarians on current debates, Beth Moore, misogyny. I was the other pain in the ass.
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And he hated it. I think I was just bored with one song at a time.
Maybe I was trying too hard. Inhe announced a new project for the Pumpkins.
We're going to go out and play some music and hopefully make some more.
Maybe I was trying too hard. You and me should be arguing about the five greatest records of the last few years. Maybe I should have made a big deal out of it.
See more Classic Rock features. The article also discussed Corgan's "new-found spirituality," which is apparently a mix of Catholicism and Buddhism.
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You and me should be arguing about the five greatest records of the last few years.
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But it was mostly musical. Why are all these great artists suddenly incapable of finding that great moment again. But I was being honest, I did see where it was ending. Their records sold by the bucketload, and for a while they were one of the most-talked about bands around.
For certain music fans, journalists and fellow musicians, William Patrick Corgan Jr.