Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The State of Music (A Billy Corgan Interview at SXSW)
Billy Corgan's latest interview has been turning some heads, giving his thoughts on the current state of music and the direction it seems (in his opinion) to be heading. The interview, taken on Monday, March 12th, 2012, was conducted by author Brian Solis at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.
"[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. Don't call it rock and roll. I was part of a generation that changed the world — and it was taken over by poseurs."