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.”