A recent episode of Anderson Cooper 360° spotlighted Billy Corgan’s appearance on the cover of the summer issue of Paws Chicago’s magazine.
“Tonight, I’m happy to report that frontman Billy Corgan is back and edgier than ever on the cover of Paws magazine,” Cooper said. “So perhaps Billy Corgan is I don’t know, off his alternative rocker, but I think maybe there’s more to this. Maybe he’s being ironic, or maybe when the cool rock stars start doing less rock starry things, it kind of makes us face our own morality.” Cooper also called Siamese Dream “derivative” of My Bloody Valentine, and said, “See, I want R.E.M. to stay just the way I know and love them, I don’t want ‘Everybody Hurts’ to suddenly be used in an Excedrin commercial. I don’t ever want to see a product called Eddie Vedder’s Prune Jam. I want to see neither Stephen Malkmus nor Thom Yorke on the cover of AARP Magazine.”
Corgan has now takent to Twitter to respond, saying, “Sorry to disappoint, but when I’m not raising cain for a great organization like @PAWSchicago, I’m still making REAL music. I realize you’re too busy being a globalist shill to know the difference, but there are those of us who do as we like.”