Scott Stapp Calls Billy Corgan On Radio, Would He Fight Him?

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan appeared on the Mancow show, and former Creed frontman Scott Stapp awkwardly called into the show during Corgan’s appearance for just a minute. Alternative Nation transcribed the call.

Mancow: Creed and The Smashing Pumpkins battled each other on the charts. If you were in our studio right now, would you and Billy fight?

Scott Stapp: Absolutely not. I’m a huge fan.

Billy Corgan: Hey Scott. I met Scott when the band was first coming up, great guy. I haven’t seen him for years, but a great guy.

Mancow: We’ve had some memories, oh dear god, this guy.

Scott: We’ve had some fun.

Mancow: Okay Scott, I’m going to say goodbye to you. Farley and Scott, two piles of cocaine I will never forget. Not my thing.

Billy: One for Scott, and one for Chris, and you just watched.

Mancow then added that he himself has never done cocaine.

February 1, 2016—New York— Building on their fans’ demands for more of last year’s brief, but critically acclaimed In Plainsong tour, The Smashing Pumpkins return to the road this spring to bring the Acoustic-Electro Evening across the country for a full run of classic North American theaters.

Last year’s shows sold out in a matter of minutes, and the iconic venues the band picked for the performances proved the perfect intimate settings for an evening of acoustic based music and electronic soundscapes that allowed the Pumpkins to explore their whole song catalog in a unique way. The reaction to the run was overwhelmingly positive, with reviews calling the performances “electric” and “emotionally charged”.

“What started as an interest in playing a truly different kind of show and looking for a different way to explore their storied musical past morphed into something new and exciting for the fans in every city”, said the group’s manager Peter Katsis, “this touches the opposing side to The Pumpkins usual roar!”

The Grammy Award-winning rock group, which includes Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder, will kick off the 19-city tour on March 22nd in Portland, OR and wrap on April 20th in Houston, TX.

Tickets for the In Plainsong tour will go on sale beginning Friday, February 5th at 9am EST. Tickets will be available at Citi is the official credit card of the In Plainsong North American Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 2nd, at 9AM ET through Thursday, February 4th through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit

The Pumpkins, always the rock and roll iconoclasts, will invert the traditional formula again by touring first before heading straight to the studio after the dates to record a brand new album inspired by the sounds explored in the new acoustic setting.

Singer-songwriter Liz Phair is set to open the show for the Smashing Pumpkins on her first full tour of the U.S. in 6 years. Her debut studio album Exile in Guyville was released to critical acclaim and has been ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” More than two decades after the release of her debut, Phair’s influence over female voices in alternative music can still be felt today.

2015 proved to be great for the Pumpkins, who saw their End Times summer tour in support of last year’s Monuments to an Elegy album produce their best ticket sales in over 12 years. The Chicago Sun-Times called their performance “epic,” while Rolling Stone exclaimed that the current line-up “played with the tightness of a time-tested unit.”

With 20 million albums sold in the United States alone, the Smashing Pumpkins are one of rock’s most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands.

Since their inception, the Smashing Pumpkins disavowed the punk rock roots of many of their alt-rock contemporaries by creating a diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, and even electronica.

They broke into the musical mainstream as their second album, 1993’s Siamese Dream, sold over 6 million copies. From there, the group has continued to build its audience through extensive touring, selling out arenas around the world for over two decades. Their 1995 follow-up recording, double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at number one.

  • Corndog

    Is Stapp still batshit crazy, or has he recovered?

    • — J —

      He’ll always be Scott Stapp. So, batshit crazy.

    • w w w . e q u i p . o r g

      what would we know of you if you were in the public eye trying to promote good things.

      • Corndog

        No matter where you go there you are.

    • Sheiky Baby

      I think he’s medicated now. Back with his family, under a doctor’s care, not doing recreational drugs, etc.

      • Corndog

        Never been a fan, but i am glad to hear the guy is getting the help he needs.

  • Billy

    did i miss the point of this? The DJ seemed to railroad Scott for no reason.

  • http://www.cuntcertfy.nut/ Whip

    What the hell was that guy talking about. Didn’t get the reference to Chris Farley and piles of cocaine. other than they both (Stapp & Farley) were both known to have done cocaine. But it just didn’t make sense to me.

  • Felonious Punk

    Is anyone here following that ongoing public meltdown the Cobain-wannabe guy who sings for that Puddle of Mudd band is having? He’s been arrested like a dozen times in the past year, and cut a show short this past weekend after claiming some guy in the audience “stole his house from him”. I thought he meant like a trailer home, but just last month he was arrested for breaking into a house he *used* to own with a hatchet.

    I’m surprised Alt Nation hasn’t picked it up yet. It’s an epic meltdown of Scott Stapp cross-country in a pickup truck status.

    • Billy

      some of that stuff was mentioned on here before or maybe i read it somewhere else, but hoo-weeee, what a shit show. Awesome that you can get a ticket to any other show of your choice out of it lol


      I’m even more surprised about the lack of covering for Phil Anselmo’s backlash, specially when the event where he made that nazi shit was covered here with the articles about Jerry Cantrell being unable to attend the Machine Head’s performance and being replaced by Dave Grohl.

      AN could have made articles for the video with Anselmo doing the nazi white power crap, for his apology saying it was just a joke, for the video with Rob Flynn bashing Anselmo, for the Anselmo video saying he was truly sorry, for the thousands of guys who gave their opinions about all of this, etc, etc…

      Those would have been a lot of clicks for this site, I don’t know why Brett has not covered all of this, if he is reading my comment and makes a hundred too late articles, I would like to let him know that I have a paypal account where I can accept his gratitude. XD

      • Felonious Punk

        Yea, Anselmo is pretty much fucked after that stunt. He seriously needs to either stop drinking or get help for it, because this was massive. After all the shit that happened between him and Dime, and then to go and do something like this at a Dime tribute event…ugh. What was he thinking?

        I love his work with Down and I really hope those guys don’t bail on him (like he suggested they do) and he just learns from this and shuts the fuck up from now on. Let your music do the talking.