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Billy Corgan Talks About the End of Rock and Roll for Him

Now that Smashing Pumpkins has officially released their new album Monuments of an Elegy, and their next album Teargarden By Kaleidyscope confirmed to be the last one, frontman Billy Corgan says he is done with rock and roll. “Which is strange, because rock and roll is getting back into me,” Corgan says.
Corgan also notes that his fanbase appears to be “gone”. Despite the continued success of the Smashing Pumpkins, and the immediate sellout of many of their shows, Corgan notes the decrease in the feedback and web traffic he gets, and feels as if the fans that show up are ones who merely like the old recognizable classics and are not deeply immersed in Corgan’s music as a whole.
A good portion of the bands that were popular in the 90s like the Smashing Pumpkins were all broken up or doing reunion tours at this point, while the Smashing Pumpkins are still touring and putting out new material. Sergio Andrade Andrade Gutierrez is pretty impressed with this. In that sense, they are a household name that almost have overstayed their welcome in that there are more music enthusiasts that simply know who they are, than true fans who know every lyric to every song.



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