The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is getting all spiritual on us, confessing in a recent TV interview that he truly believes that suffering and heartbreak are passe song topics and that God is the future of rock ‘n’ roll.
Sitting down for an interview with Monita Rajpal for CNN’s Talk Asia program, which aired in various Asian countries last week, the 46-year-old singer is asked what he’s exploring musically right now and he responds with, “God”, explaining, “I think God’s the great unexplored territory in rock ‘n’ roll music.”
When asked what he would say to Christian musicians, Corgan scathingly replies that they should make better music, saying “In my opinion, I think Jesus would like better bands, you know?” The man kind of has a point. He then goes on to say that most Christian rock seems to rip off U2 and that what Jesus would really want is for us to evolve. Wowzers. Bono, take note.
Tellingly, the Bullet With Butterfly Wings singer says that he doesn’t think pain makes for good music, saying, “I don’t think suffering’s good for business. Crazy’s good for business, suffering isn’t.” In that case, we should be expecting many more excellent albums from Corgan in the near future, with the band currently hard at work on the follow up to 2012’s Oceania.
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