Billy Corgan has described today’s music scene as being ‘taken over by posers’ during an address at the South By Southwest festival.
“I was part of a generation that changed the world – and it was taken over by poseurs,” Corgan has said. “Artists that break through now have grown up thinking that being famous if the goal. Not to be respected – not to be dangerous.”
Corgan also found time to comment on Lana Del Rey‘s much discussed performance on Saturday Night Live last month, stating his belief that the singer ‘wasn’t ready’ for the gig. “It doesn’t surprise me that she crashed and burned, because she wasn’t ready for it,” he remarked.
Meanwhile, when speaking to Billboard last year, Billy Corgan appeared to suggest Smashing Pumpkins‘ future could depend solely on the success of their forthcoming album ‘Oceania‘.
“If we’re able to get that sense that something is happening again and get people to rally behind us a bit, I think the next three, four years will be very interesting for the band,” he remarked.
The much delayed ‘Oceania’, initially pencilled in for release last September, is now expected to hit the shelves in June.Just Published: