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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Says Rock N’ Roll Has Been Taken Over By ‘Posers’

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Just about everyone in the music world (including our very own Michelle Wolfe) has once again descended upon SXSW in Austin, TX, one of the largest music, film, and interactive showcases in the world. Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins had some very interesting things to say from Austin a couple days ago.

Corgan sat down with author Brian Solis this past Monday during the interactive portion of SXSW. Never one to hold anything back, Corgan candidly expressed his displeasure with the current state of the music industry. According to the article I found on diffuser.fm, he accused current rock stars of putting fame over art in today’s YouTube generation. Corgan said he feels he would have to set himself on fire on the video site to gain any kind of recognition as a new act. Oh, he wasn’t done there. Corgan goes as far as to compare today’s young artists to prostitutes. “You’re just the fresh stripper,” Corgan said. “Don’t call it rock & roll,” he says, referring to today’s music. “I was part of a generation that changed the world, and it was taken over by posers.” You can read the full article HERE.

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