Alt-rock blowhard Billy Corgan has said some ridiculous things, but he's nearly outdone himself with a new batch of controversial tweets. On November 20, Corgan and his new version of Smashing Pumpkins will be opening for Pavement in Brazil. Shit's going to be awkward in the dressing rooms, however, as Corgan decided to openly diss the band on his Twitter account.
Here's the full blurb from Corgan's Twitter:
Just found out SP is playing with Pavement in Brazil. It's gonna be 1 of those New Orleans type funerals... I say that because they represent the death of the alternative dream, and we follow with the affirmation of life part... funny how those who pointed the big finger of 'sell out' are the biggest offenders now…yawn. they have no love... by the way, we'll be the band up there playing NEW songs because we have the love xx.
You may have the love, Corgan, but you actually don't have any original members involved with the Smashing Pumpkins. And, seriously, who knew "Range Life" would still hurt so many years later?
Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.
UPDATE: Never one to shy away from controversy, Wavves' Nathan Williams has tweeted, "this just in: billy corgan can suck my dick," though we can't say for sure he's sticking up for SM and co.