Beefs 2014: Anderson Cooper and Billy Corgan Get into a War of Words

Beefs 2014: Anderson Cooper and Billy Corgan Get into a War of Words
Outside of carrying on his version of the Smashing Pumpkins and releasing experimental solo albums, alt icon Billy Corgan has spent some of his free time in weird ways, like posing for the cover of a cat magazine in Chicago and appearing in a wrestling-themed commercial for a furniture store. Of of all the people piling on poor Billy for his hilarious choices, we'd have to say we're most surprised that Anderson Cooper joined the fold.

On Anderson Cooper 360, the host called out Corgan during a segment called "RidiCulist." He suggested Corgan is "off his alternative rocker," pontificating that "maybe there's more to this, maybe he's being ironic, or maybe when the cool rock stars start doing less rock starry things, it kind of makes us face our own morality."

He added, "See I want R.E.M. to stay just the way I know and love them, I don't want 'Everybody Hurts' to suddenly be used in an Excedrin commercial. I don't ever want to see a product called Eddie Vedder's Prune Jam. I want to see neither Stephen Malkmus nor Thom Yorke on the cover of AARP magazine."

While it all seemed innocuous enough, Corgan took to Twitter to blast Cooper. Along with pointing out that he still makes real music, the Pumpkins leader went a step further and implicated Cooper in spreading globalism.

Real music and fundraising aside, there's no denying just how ridiculous Corgan's furniture commercial really is. Watch it below.

Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the tip.