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Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan: "Pop Music Is Just Porn Now"

"It's just people competing for the c*m shots," Corgan says about today's chart hits

As the singer-songwriter in Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan obviously has a way with words. Thankfully for us, the alt-rock legend doesn't limit his gift for a memorable turn of phrase just to music.

For instance, when we asked Corgan to give us his take on the current state of pop music, he offered this unforgettable comparison: "Pop is just porn now—it's just people competing for c*m shots."

"It's like looking into a hall of mirrors where all you see is other mirrors," Corgan tells Fuse. "It gets to the point where it's not fun anymore. I can't even hate on it as fun because it's so nothingness. Maybe the next Michael Jackson or Madonna or even Lady Gaga can transcend the genre, but I really doubt it." 

Even if Corgan's take on pop music is divisive, he wants his recently-opened tea house Madame Zuzu's to be anything but that. "I don't want it to be 'the hip spot' where grandma walks in and says, 'This isn't for me,'" Corgan explains. "I'm sick of people getting niche-d out, I think that gets boring real fast. I wanted a place where artists can come and co-mingle in a community sense… where they can come together to create and develop new projects."

Watch the video above for the full Corgan.

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