BILLY CORGAN SAYS HE’D BE HESISTANT TO REUNITE WITH ORIGINAL SMASHING PUMPKINS AT ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME

Credit: News.com.au

When the conversation turns to another rock star who refuses to be told what to do, Axl Rose, it’s no surprise that Corgan sympathises with the lead singer who chose to boycott Guns N’ Roses’ recent Hall of Fame induction.

If Smashing Pumpkins were to receive the same honour, Corgan, too, admits it would be problematic for him to reunite with his former band mates.

“You have to understand I’ve been sued by my former band mates,” he says. “I’ve had them cost me money, crazy amounts of money, over dumb shit.

“They don’t want to participate in things that involve fans, but they still want to make their money because they were around when stuff happened.”

  • no

    This is very unfortunate. I’m pretty sure that for most fans of the band, the original lineup meant the most in the band’s existence. I guess it is what it is though.

  • no

    Forgot to mention how good D’arcy looks in that picture!!!

  • Old MR

    Quit being a drama queen Corgan

  • Patrick

    “but they still want to make their money because they were around when stuff happened.”

    aren’t they entitled to that?

  • Wachee

    who wrote the songs patrick? i really couldn’t care less about darcy and james as far as musicians go. to me pumpkin’s all about billy and jimmy, simply because they’re awesome at what they and talented. even butch vig said back in the day when he produced gish that there’s only two members of the group that actually can play great, and it’s not darcy and james. i have nothing against them, i appreciate their contribution but as far as musicianship goes, they do nothing for me. billy wrote the music and lyrics, with a few exceptions, os what entitles them to the royalties i’m wondering?

  • Dennis

    Hopefully we will never have to worry about it. I hope even the R&R HOF, with all their stupidity, would never let this band in. There is a long who’s who of bands becoming eligible the next decade or so. SP can take their spot at the back of the line to get in to the actual line. You know,..the spot right after Days of the New.

    Why won’t blow-hard Billy just go away?

  • droosed

    rock n roll hof is a joke anyway but dennis you’re so right the smashing pumpkins aren’t significant to the artists of today or their time they’ve really had no influence/impact in music at all…spot on lumping them with days of the new you really know what you’re talking about

  • fsh

    What I cant understand is how G&R got into the HOF?

  • David W

    They don’t want to participate in “things that involve fans” because they aren’t in the band anymore.

    They still want to “make their money” because, presumably, they had contracts granting them a cut of the profits.

  • Millz

    These guys are a long way down on the list for the R n R HOF. Like #283. Definatley under Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden for sure.

  • Millz

    @ fsh Why can’t you understand how G n R got into the HOF?? They were the biggest band in the world between 1987 and 1991. Their debut album “Appetite for Destruction” is still to this day is the highest selling debut album of all time. Nevermind came out in the fall of 1991 as well as Metallica’s Black album. Metallica was still an underground metal band at that point having only released 1 video to MTV. Back then it was either Poison, New Kids on the Block or Paula Abdul. Guns were a streetwise punk/hard rock band who just happened to be from L.A. They were dirty and messy and back then people didn’t say FUCk on their records ususally. Their first 2 albums are truly amazing. After “Lies” they got to big and bloated for their own good. Ruined the band.

  • Millz

    1995 and after was when Guns became a joke. All the bullshit happened later. Early on they were a breath of fresh air in a Whitesnake/Vanilla Ice era.

  • 2012 MAYAN CALENDAR

    HOW ABOUT BILLY CORGAN, AXL ROSE, DAVE NAVARRO , JASON NEWSTEAD AND LARS FROM METALLICA? ALL START A NEW ROCK BAND? 🙂

    BILLY CORGAN ( LEAD GUITAR . BACK UP VOCALS )
    AXL ROSE ( LEAD VOCALS )
    DAVE NAVARRO ( GUITAR )
    JASON NEWSTEAD ( BASS )
    AND LARS ALSO OF METALLICA ( DRUMS )

    CALL IT

    THE SMASHING FUCKERS

  • Millz

    They couldn’t pull it off. Axl’s ego and Billy’s ego and Lars as well couldn’t handle it. Plus all three are balding losers.

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