Like poor old Abraham Simpson lamenting that he used to be with it, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan feels out of place and unappreciated in the 21st century music scene.
Say what you will about Billy Corgan, but he definitely doesn't seem to have an overly inflated sense of the demand for new Smashing Pumpkins music.
Earlier this year, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan announced that Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee would be joining the band on its next album.
Getting the audience to tune into your new music as eagerly as they played the "classic" stuff is a struggle every veteran act faces at some point.
What's better: a band that functions as a creative democracy, or one that serves as a brand name for one guy calling all the creative shots?
Billy Corgan and Tommy Lee continued their mutual appreciation stemming from the sessions they recorded this spring.
Billy Corgan explains his decision to hire Tommy Lee for the new Smashing Pumpkins album by comparing him to the Led Zeppelin drummer.
Frontman Billy Corgan says Tommy Lee appears on all nine songs from the Smashing Pumpkins' forthcoming 'Monuments To An Elegy.'
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