Image for Billy Corgan: “Chris Cornell Started Slanging Match”

Billy Corgan: “Chris Cornell Started Slanging Match”

Written by Kiel Egging on September 1, 2012

Billy Corgan has claimed Chris Cornell‘s pot shot at The Smashing Pumpkins’ reunion back in 2007 is what started their recent war of words, Banana 101.5 reports.

In an interview with Colorado radio station Area 93.3, Corgan went into further detail about his feud with Cornell and Soundgarden, after recently saying the band were “essentially coming back only to make money”, and they were “just out there to have one more round at the till”, in an interview with the Philippine Star.

“Well there’s a little bit of a backstory there,” Corgan told the station.

“Chris Cornell was somebody I considered a friend, and would never have said a harsh word about. When the band came back in 2007, he was quoted in an interview saying basically he didn’t consider our reunion to be, in quotations, to be ‘legitimate.’

“I kind of have an elephant’s memory when it comes to somebody punching me in the face.”

He continued:  “Cornell’s one of those people who is extremely talented, I was a fan from literally their 2nd EP, met him in 1991 and still believe in what was great about the band”.

“But when we’re sitting there having conversations about who is doing what, I am no longer going to shield somebody, if they want to punch me in the face I’m happy to punch them back in the face.”

Read more about the interview here.

Listen to the full interview below…

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds


Watch This 3-Year-Old DJ Make People Lose Their Shit

It seems like almost everyone is a DJ these days, but not many toddlers are known for hitting the decks as hard as three-year-old Oratilwe Hlongwane, better known as DJ Arch Jnr, who just won over a huge crowd on South African television.


Hear Kurt Cobain’s Raw Early Demo Of Nirvana’s ‘Sappy’ From Upcoming Solo Album

A posthumous Kurt Cobain solo album is set for release this November, and a super-raw demo of Nirvana‘s Sappy featured on the release has now made its way online.

Music Videos

Novo Amor – ‘Anchor’

British musician Ali Lacey, better known as Novo Amor, is preparing to release his melancholic new single Anchor in late October, but he’s already shared the track’s sea-centric music video.


Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett Is Curating A New Charity Album & He Wants You To Write The Lyrics

Ben Lovett of British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons is behind a new charity album called Metamorphoses, which will see some of the world’s most influential artists team up in support of The Global Poverty Project’s ‘Global Citizen’ campaign to help eradicate extreme poverty.


6 Tours We’re Desperate To See Announced In 2016

Patience may be a virtue, but it can also be a bitch.


City And Colour Announces Intimate Acoustic Gigs For Aussie Fans This Month

City And Colour fans are in for a treat, with the man behind the name, Dallas Green, announcing two intimate sessions in Sydney and Melbourne later this month in the lead up to the release of his fifth studio album, If I Should Go Before You.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You