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.

2 thoughts on “Watch: The Smashing Pumpkins’ Video for “Being Beige”

  • January 22, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    The Smashing Pumpkins’ (well.. Billy Corgan’s) output from the last few years has been consistently excellent, it’s just been burdened by BC’s unnecessary use of the band name and the continuing problem of ageism in popular music which BC doesn’t seem to be handling very well.

  • January 23, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I whole heartedly agree with your assessment. I truly thought that this new album was really quite good. But Corgan seems to enjoy going in the media and slamming anyone and everyone. His media attitude reminds me a bit of Jack White. I love White, but he seems to take any chance he can to slam other musicians (notably The Black Keys and Dave Grohl).
    Rock music, in general, is in a rough spot right now. Guys like Corgan and White should be trying to work with their contemporaries, not AGAINST them.


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