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SiriusXM - 2012-06-21
Anthony & Opie
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Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins was interviewd by Anthony & Opie on SiriusXM radio in New York City, New York, USA. The original broadcast date was June 21st 2012. Warning: Expletive language

Summary from Anthony & Opie Rundowns:

Billy Corgan discusses a Twitter dispute whereby he got the ID @Billy. He mentions being kicked off Facebook because they apparently thought it was a fake account. They also talk about some internet stock prices. They ask about his new album, writing hit songs, and dealing with the whimsy of the public's attention. He says he doesn't trust music reviews in Rolling Stone. He talks about dealing with the Virgin Records label.

He talks about getting their big break when the band opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He also discusses what are commercial expectations these days. They ask Billy about how he interacts with fans on Twitter and online in general. He believes that only 1% of online followers actually bother to buy albums or go to shows.

Billy talks about Justin Bieber fans and how they differ from the type of fan that he attracts. He gets skeeved out by some song lyrics that seem inappropriate for young kids to be listening to. He predicts that in the new future there will be a crossover porn star in the pop music world. They talk about the omnipresence of the Internet and the use of hologram technology during concerts.

He talks about getting along with Kurt Cobain after having dated Courtney Love himself. Anthony asks him a bit about his musical taste changing over time. They talk about the new album "Oceania" and his plans for the tour. Jimmy briefly talks to him about Black Sabbath. He makes some comments about the current alternative music scene and appreciating bands that have a unique sound. They talk about Rush and KISS not being in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Opie thanks BIlly for defusing the issue with his publicist, and he talks about trying to quash that kind of conflict all the time. They are told that Billy has a plane to catch, so they say their goodbyes.

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