Billy Corgan Says Rock Became Inferior To Electronic Music, Calls Fans 'A Get-Along Crowd'

February 19, 2015

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has reaffirmed his pessimistic stance towards rock music by calling the guitar-driven genre inferior to electro music.

The musician told The Age that nostalgia and inability to move forward stand out as top factors of rock music fans suffocating the genre.

"There does seem to be a feeling from some people that we don't know what else to talk about, so let's go back to that beautiful moment," he said.

"There's a beautiful flattery in that, but by playing along you play into a narrative you don't agree with, and that becomes a problem."

Focusing on his recent criticism to his '90s peers, Billy added, "What's struck me from the reaction I've got is that rock 'n' roll is so passive. It's a get-along crowd.

"It seems cozy in a way that is anti-progress. And the music, on some levels, is a result of that. The guitar feels like you have a pea-shifter compared to the DJ's laser," he concluded.

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