Billy Corgan recently opened up to Red Bull for an interview, going in depth about his philosophies on fame and fans. Here’s a snippet:
Red Bull: Any memorable fan reactions over the years?
Billy Corgan: Honestly I think that there’s a beauty to compliment. There’s a beauty to “I listened to your song and I didn’t jump off the roof.” But in a way if you become attached to the positive aspect you’re almost setting yourself up to be attached to the negative aspect. And I think what we all collectively learned as we go along as individuals, it’s really about what we think. As long as I have (the band’s) respect, I don’t really care what anyone thinks of this because if we think what we’re doing is good, we know that it’s good. And really that’s what a band’s about. It’s about trusting one another’s inner vote, if that makes any sense.
Read the interview in is entirity here.