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Bunbury 07-27-2005 07:59 PM

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 :|

u2popmofo 07-27-2005 08:02 PM

Hahahahha.

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.

Zoots 07-27-2005 08:04 PM

Oh my God, that's hilarious! What an idiot.

lmjhitman 07-27-2005 08:10 PM

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Originally posted by u2popmofo
Hahahahha.

indra 07-27-2005 08:17 PM

He needs to buy some witty repartee, cause he's obviously completely out. :rolleyes:

martha 07-27-2005 08:36 PM

I've never heard a Smashing Pumpkins song.

Lila64 07-27-2005 09:47 PM

what did he expect? Sounds like someone has a problem... https://yelims3.free.fr/Grrrrrrrrrrrr/Grrrr27.gif

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...

elevation2u 07-27-2005 09:56 PM

even sting knows better
:wink:

Moonlit_Angel 07-27-2005 11:20 PM

...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.

Angela

HeartlandGirl 07-27-2005 11:27 PM

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. :rolleyes:

Lo-Fi 07-27-2005 11:32 PM

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Originally posted by u2popmofo
Hahahahha.

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!

Numb1075 07-28-2005 05:08 AM

billy, need a tissue?:sad:

Elvis Presley 07-28-2005 05:52 AM

Billy, not a good idea, you work for us......

:|

Se7en 07-28-2005 06:04 AM

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.

timothius 07-28-2005 06:53 AM

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.

neutral 07-28-2005 06:57 AM

I saw him storm off the stage at a Pumpkins show too. :lol:

the soul waits 07-28-2005 07:21 AM

As much as he's entitled to want credit for his current work, rather than his past with the Pumpkins, he should know that you don't "get" credit - you earn it.

I was at a guitar clinic of Nuno Bettencourt a few months ago (anyone remember him? He used to with Extreme, they had the cheesy More than words song back in the day) and he came on stage cracking a joke about not wanting to hear any requests for that song...and of course some guy made the request anyway...

He just joked a bit with the guy back and forth and they he played the darned song, LOL and made us all sing along, he delayed the ending untill we were all sick of it, haha
:up:

u2popmofo 07-28-2005 07:37 AM

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Originally posted by Lo-Fi



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?


Reread what I originally wrote. I said that no one is a fan of Billy BECAUSE of his side projects, not that no one is a fan of his side projects. I still stick by those guns, most people I know thought Zwan was actually just new Smashing Pumpkins songs.

That being said, I absolutely loved the Zwan album. Best overall album he'd done since Siamese Dream in my opinion.

Achtung Joshua! 07-28-2005 08:46 AM

I don't see why this should have bothered him considering he was the Pumpkins.

Se7en 07-28-2005 09:14 AM

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Originally posted by the soul waits
As much as he's entitled to want credit for his current work, rather than his past with the Pumpkins, he should know that you don't "get" credit - you earn it.

people shouldn't buy tickets for his solo tour and expect smashing pumpkins songs. it's really that simple.

i recently saw glen phillips here in philadelphia and while i hoped he would play a few toad the wet sprocket songs (which he in fact did) i did not go into the venue and start screaming for "all i want." in fact, no one there did. the only requests that were yelled out were for his solo material. interestingly enough my brother was able to talk with him after a show in tallahassee and glen revealed that he is rather self conscious about wanting to be seen as an artist himself and not as a former member of toad. he's out trying to "earn" the credit. i imagine billy feels the same way.


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