Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Laments Insecure Society

06/15/2012
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(Classic Rock) Smashing Pumpkins mainman Billy Corgan says it's time for rock music to get dangerous again, because the world around us has more become dangerous than it's been in decades. And he says the reason artists aren't responding is that the Facebook era has made too many people scared to move away from the mainstream.

Corgan, poised to release new Pumpkins album Oceania, tells Antiquiet: "We're all insecure in our own ways, most of us. You've got a Facebook with a few hundred friends. If you do something truly radical are you ready to withstand the 40 negative comments? Most people aren't so they're getting peer-pressured at levels they don't even realise."

As a result, he says, people are more likely not to share ideas they might have shared in the past. "It's the same thing with culture," he continues. "I'm just willing to say it, and deal with the 40 negative comments."

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