Billy Corgan Not Surprised Lana Del Rey Crashed And Burned

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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