June 27, 2012


Billy Corgan Is A Rush Fanboy

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan isn't always talking about pissing on Radiohead or dissing Pavement—he has some nice things to say sometimes, too. During our recent interview with the always outspoken Corgan, he revealed his softer side by admitting his superfan tendencies for Rush.

"They're such great guys and such giving people, so I feel very comfortable to talk to them. And they're nice enough to indulge my fanboy-type stuff," Billy said about the Canadian prog-rockers after recently getting the chance to interview them. And then he went on and on about how cute they are. Just kidding.

Billy also managed to turn a conversation about Rush into a metaphor about the state of the music industry today. (He's really good at that, actually.) "With a band like Rush, you've got all these albums you can debate. 'This period, that period, his voice here, this lyric there...' A band like that has an incredible amount of information which fits perfectly into the social media world... If you're an a**hole with one song and one idea, you won't go five minutes into the social media world because once that's explored, there's nothing else for you to do."

Check out more on Billy Corgan's crush on Rush in the video above, and let us know your thoughts below.