A Brief History of Billy Corgan Losing His Mind

He’s not going to like this.  Definitely not.  From Noisey:

Back in the 90s, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan capitalized on a nation of despondent weirdos with his outsider-friendly alterna-rock songs. But as time went on, Corgan swam so far out into his own ocean of lunacy that even most of his diehard fans wouldn’t follow him for fear of drowning with him. Plus, by then, most of them had jobs as computer programmers keeping them busy anyway.

But for those of you not paying attention since Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, which is the good majority of you, Billy has been plugging away all these years, plundering even farther down his navel-gazing insanity hole as you may have noticed by his recent 8-hour interpretation of Siddhartha. To catch you up on Billy’s slow descent into irrelevant madness, here is a brief summary of things he’s done to keep busy/insane over the last few years…

Keep going.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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