Growing up, the Smashing Pumpkins were one of my favourite bands.
Alternative Nation transcribed a recent interview with Jennifer Weigel where she asks Billy Corgan about the possibility of a getting the classic Smashing Pumpkins back together.
“I know who they are…and they know who I am. When you spend that amount of time with somebody, of course they matured…I think the only way to answer every one of these questions is…I have no interest in doing anything that’s inorganic. I have people in my band now that I talk to…and they don’t want to talk to me and I don’t want to talk to them. If they try were lying on the side of the road, I would stop my car and bring them to the hospital, but we don’t send Christmas cards to each other. There’s no relationship. And so when you’re talking about the natural human instinct to find forgiveness and heal a relationship, I think that never ends. That’s a human thing, it has nothing to do with the band or people creating memories. The business of it all, I find quite gross…I think people rarely get out of those things [original reunions] what they think they’re gonna get. Because when a relationship breaks, and I would take it back more to something you’ve experienced in your family life or your romantic life, whatever, when a relationship breaks there are times it’s not gonna get any better. It’s what it was for what it was, underneath a particular set of circumstances…[inaudible]…There’s no temptation there for me. Strickly on my part I think it’s like, “Would I like to find peace?” Absolutely, of course. But beyond all the other stuff…I can’t even imagine that being able to watch.
According to Consequence of Sound, this is a pretty amazing change of attitude for Corgan who in the past has said some things….
on D’Arcy Wretzky: “a mean-spirited drug addict”
on James Iha: “a piece of shit and one of the worst human beings I’ve ever met in my life.”
on Jimmy Chamberlin: “a fucking liar.”
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