Billy Corgan Meets Jack White

During a recent show in Buenos Aries, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and touring member of the Smashing Pumpkins and member of the Killers, Mark Stoermer met Jack White for the first time. You can view the photograph of them together below:




In other recent BilLCo news, in a recent interview with Australia’s The Morning Show, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman shed some light on how he felt Kanye West handled his feelings during the Grammys, when he interrupted Beck’s Grammy receiving and acceptance.

When asked about how he felt about the incident between Beck and Kanye West, Corgan commented, “I think it’s inappropriate for any artist to take somebody else’s moment and make it their own or try to channel that energy in somebody’s moment… you’re basically saying that everything Beck has done to be in that position is negated because in your mind, it’s not relevant to your own thing…I don’t think that’s the moment to do it. Maybe afterwards you can say that, you can write your own blog, but to jump on stage and sort of steal that moment and re-appropriate in your own way is…inappropriate…I don’t know Kanye but I think he is speaking from his heart, I think he really believes what he’s saying… I just think that’s the inappropriate venue to do it.”

Corgan also expressed his disappointment with how social media rewards negative behavior, which he feels will ultimately reflect badly on the Grammys and on West himself.

Corgan also addressed how he would have handled any similar situation: “I’ve stood at that podium too and I’ll tell you what, if somebody got up on my stage, I would knock them out. I don’t care who it is, I would have knocked him out.” Tongue-in-cheek, he further remarked that it would have been a “stand off” between him and Kanye, but that Kim Kardashian would “probably take me down!”

The Smashing Pumpkins, with Mark Stoermer of the Killers on bass and Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine on drums, just wrapped up their Australian tourdates and will continue to tour in South America.



  • Leviticus

    William, we thank your mother in heaven for raising you right. It is beyond inappropriate, it is thoughtless, obnoxious, childish, and disgusting to interfere in another artist’s moment like that. Kanye should be banned from all awards shows to prevent him from having a chance to do that to anyone else, the producers who organize these shows need to send a message that graceless stunts like that will not be tolerated.