New Billy Corgan Blog Post

2009-04-10 by red0 | 19 Comments
With Billy Corgan being on everyone's chopping block and "f off" list, he's made a rather insightful post into what's going on with the band, why he's continuing as the Pumpkins, why he was a dick to his fans, the future in which SP is about the "light and love", and new bands. He also talks about his release plans about "not making albums", in which he is, in fact "making albums", and his hopes to get the unreleased stuff released. Looks like Jeff Schroeder will finally be playing with the band. Snippets are taken from the post, considering it's, well, very very long.


FROM SP.COM

Right now we are just focused on about 5 or 6 songs, using them to try out some new feels to try to find a consistent foundation upon which to build this large multimedia project I have in mind. 44 seems to be the magic #, so let's say I'm shooting for 44 songs on this one. I'll get to how I plan to release them later. Because the work will be conceptual in nature planning it all out also I think will help keep me from losing my way in the evil forest.

I'm going to step right into the heat of the matter now and address the infamous 'why?' question. The why being 'why' I have chosen to continue on under the Smashing Pumpkins banner considering I am the only remaining original member? The simple answer is that when I decided to write and record again under the name The Smashing Pumpkins in 2005, I committed myself 100 pct. 100pct of my mind-body-soul to come back and make the band really be great again, and I feel in tune to SP in a way I haven't felt in tune probably since 1995 or 1996.

There is nothing to argue about there. But at least there is something to argue over! Meaning SP is substantive once again; there are new songs, questionable decisions, abject failures, and unique triumphs to dissect over and over. Enjoy!
I do plan on doing other things coming up though. I have notions to start 2 other bands and also release some more solo work. I would love to get into more details on those projects but I would like to secure the domain names first because I don't want to have to fight to get them back later.

Ok, album plans: first off, I still plan on making an album. I know this may contradict with what I've said publicly but I think I just didn't state what I meant clearly. I meant I don't think I'm going to make albums in the old-fashioned way, meaning 12-15 songs, etc in one small package. My desire at this point would be to release one song at a time, over a period of 2-3 years, with it all adding up to a box set/album of sorts that would also include an art movie of the album.

Thankfully EMI has shown a willingness to try to sort this out and God willing it will be resolved soon. My hope is to have access to all of the unreleased materials (with the contractual rights clearly worked out) so that I can set a plan in motion to get it all out over the next decade. That would be the best way, but sometimes that is not the way it works out. I do have all the Gish unreleased rights, but I don't want to kick start that and by the time we get to Siamese have a whole legal mess on our hands and then have to stop our momentum. It's all or nothing with the archives. Those with a positive attitude can see that as a blessing because it means if stuff starts to come out it's all coming out.

If you see BC out there griping, it is only because I have failed to set the proper conditions to be in the love and light with you. The fan is NOT responsible in any way, shape, or form for my happiness or the my ability to do my job. (Nor have they ever been) If I have given that impression to any of you through the years I am sorry about that. That was an error on my part. When a fan comes to an SP show we owe it to you to put on the best show possible, rain or shine. I believe the days of standing on a stage somewhere in the world feeling torn about why I am up there are over. SP will be about peace from this day forward as well. The music WILL also reflect this shift in devotion and humble gratitude. You shall see!

He also ends by promising good music in the future and to stop being a dick in attitude.
I kinda dig his blog and his new attitude.

Tagged: The Smashing Pumpkins

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rasputin
April 10th 2009
14968 Comments


maybe split up all that text into readable paragraphs.

ataraxia01
April 10th 2009
215 Comments


And a certain someone is going to nail you to the wall for including personal opinion in your news post too.

slack
April 10th 2009
249 Comments


The why being 'why' I have chosen to continue on under the Smashing Pumpkins banner considering I am the only remaining original member? The simple answer is that when I decided to write and record again under the name The Smashing Pumpkins in 2005, I committed myself 100 pct. 100pct of my mind-body-soul to come back and make the band really be great again, and I feel in tune to SP in a way I haven't felt in tune probably since 1995 or 1996.
This is such crap. The reason why is because Billy Corgan wants more money and brand recognition is a wonderful thing.

scyther
April 10th 2009
1606 Comments


Ever so insightful, Red.

Curse.
April 10th 2009
8072 Comments


I hate Billy Corgan but it is nice to see him apologize to all those fans he has been a huge dick to in the past.

poweroftheweez
April 10th 2009
1298 Comments


After Zeitgeist...i just don't know anymore. expectations are low for anything else released under SP.

I hate Billy Corgan

Cubs fan ftl.

A_Guy
April 10th 2009
106 Comments


It makes me sad to see James, D'arcy, and Jimmy in that picture and to realize what the Pumpkins have become....

PayneTiger777
April 10th 2009
4512 Comments


Billy Corgan is evil.

Curse.
April 10th 2009
8072 Comments


Who is a Cubs fan?

TheGreatD17
April 10th 2009
1141 Comments


Billy Corgan.

Skyler
April 10th 2009
1084 Comments


After Zeitgeist...i just don't know anymore. expectations are low for anything else released under SP.


pretty much

PartinsShot
April 10th 2009
138 Comments


Agreed. ^

Spamue1G
April 10th 2009
1291 Comments


That's a hell of a lot to read in one news article... I'd just include a direct link to the source and have a short quote from it if I were you, but I'm no expert.

red0
April 10th 2009
248 Comments


Oh well.

Boognish
April 10th 2009
1003 Comments


It's pretty funny how a homophobe like Reddannihilation has a picture of a guy who is passionate about promoting gay rights as his profile pic.



Lungingweasel
April 11th 2009
46 Comments


I used to be a Smashing Pumpkins fan. Emphasis on USED to be. Billy Corgan has lost any dignity he once had when he exhumed and then proceeded to violate the once beautiful SP legacy.

Kudos to Jimmy. You can't blame the guy, I would have abandoned that sinking ship a long time ago. And in the meantime, Billy is running around going bawls deep in Tila Tequila and writing horrible singles for Toyota. (F.O.L.)

What you have done is between you and GOD. For shame Billy. For Shame....

Kronzo
April 13th 2009
1303 Comments


Billy Corgan is still a pretty arrogant asshole.

EDIT: Oh yeah and try to leave the opinion out of the news post and maybe put it in a comment.This Message Edited On 04.13.09

AKid2
April 18th 2009
16 Comments


what hubris, BC!

You are tarnishing those good albums you made in the 90s. fool.

emogangstascotty
April 19th 2009
472 Comments


why is he still flying the flag of the once legendary band?
shouldn't he just go back to being Billy Corgan "Nipplehead"?



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