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Old 07-27-2005, 07:59 PM   #1
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BILLY CORGAN Storms Off Stage After Audience Yells For SMASHING PUMPKINS Songs

SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan threw a fit during his performance in Melbourne and stormed off stage after the audience yelled for SMASHING PUMPKINS songs.

One fan who who was at the show told Undecover News that at one stage when an audience member yelled "play some PUMPKINS," Corgan snapped back "Can I live my life for today?"

At another time, someone yelled, "We want rock", and Corgan told him to ask for his money back, the fan said.

Towards the end of the show, after another call for more "PUMPKINS," Corgan is said to have said "Fuck this," put his mic down and walked off.

hey dumbass learn a lesson from Morrissey and mix it up a bit

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For how old he is, he really needs to grow up. What did he expect, the only reason he's remotely famous is for Smashing Pumpkins. No one is a fan because of any of his solo projects, NO ONE. Anyways, whatever.

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Oh my God, that's hilarious! What an idiot.
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He needs to buy some witty repartee, cause he's obviously completely out.
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I've never heard a Smashing Pumpkins song.
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what did he expect? Sounds like someone has a problem...

On a side note, I didn't get to see Audioslave on their first tour, but I know they wanted to focus strictly on their new material, and not Soundgarden/RATM music. But on this tour, they did, and it was great. Just like when Robert Plant went solo in the early 80s, and refused to play any Zeppelin early on. I understand they want to establish themselves as solo artists, etc., but I couldn't name a Corgan song if my life depended on it. Hard enough for me to come up with a Pumpkins (...despite all my rage I'm just a rat in a cage...).

But still - I don't think he handled it well...
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even sting knows better
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...didn't he just say recently that he'd like to get back together with the rest of the Pumpkins? Why, then, would the talk of doing Pumpkins songs during a show bother him?

Geez, the people from some of my favorite bands who've gone solo still did songs from when they were with their respective bands live...they'd never have acted like that.

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How much better would it have been if he'd made a witty joke about it or just politely said, "Sorry, nope, I've got some other songs I want you to hear." No need to throw a tantrum.

What I find really rich is that I saw a display for his latest CD at my local record store and it had a blurb (either on the CD or the posters, I don't remember exactly) on it to the effect of "from the mind behind the Smashing Pumpkins." He obviously doesn't have a problem with living in the past that much.
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Originally posted by u2popmofo

For how old he is, he really needs to grow up. What did he expect, the only reason he's remotely famous is for Smashing Pumpkins. No one is a fan because of any of his solo projects, NO ONE. Anyways, whatever.

Not so, I saw him in Zwan in London and it was excellent as was the Zwan record, his solo record is pretty decent as well. Have you listend to any of his solo stuff?

Yeah, it's a bit immature walking off stage, but the people who bought tickets know what he's like, he's moved on from there and it's a bit uncool to expect him to perform a greatest hits set from somewhere he's moved on with.

Anyway, Corgan reforms the Pumpkins as rumoured people will get to hear that stuff then.

I say stick to your guns Billy!
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Old 07-28-2005, 05:08 AM   #12
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billy, need a tissue?
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Billy, not a good idea, you work for us......

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i don't see the problem with an artist wanting to be respected for his current work instead of his back catalog with a former band. perhaps he overreacted a little but i can see where he's coming from.
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He has a point. It's horribly misguided. But at least he isn't like Ryan Adams and just storms of because he simply feels like it.

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