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Billy Corgan Not Surprised Lana Del Rey Crashed And Burned

Written by John Ritchie on March 13, 2012

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has said he is not surprised Lana Del Rey “crashed and burned”. Speaking in a one-on-one chat with Brian Solis at SXSW, Corgan said:

It doesn’t surprise me that she [Lana Del Rey] crashed and burned, because she wasn’t ready for it, I didn’t think it was that bad.

Corgan also spoke about modern break-through artists wanting to be famous with no goal to actually produce quality art:

Artists that break through now have grown up thinking that being famous is the goal. Not to be respected – not to be dangerous. [once you make that deal] you’re just the fresh stripper.

He also called the new generation of musicians ‘poseurs’:

I was part of a generation that changed the world – and it was taken over by poseurs.


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