Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins – cunt or sell-out?

12 March 2009

I am slightly pissed off that I can’t seem to sign up to the Smashing Pumpkins’ forum. No, I haven’t suddenly found a place in my heart for Billy Corgan’s whiney melancholy warblings -I just saw a news story about him endorsing a Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger to congress.

sell-out cunt

In the statement he claims that the record industry is “broken” and that “Without sustainable, consistent economic models upon which to make key decisions, it is both the music and the fans that suffer.” What this has to do with a merger between two ticket providers is beyond me, but clearly Billy Corgan is concerned for his bank balance. 

No Doubt have stood up for themselves by pledging to sell 10% of the tickets to their North American tour direct to fans instead of letting Ticketmaster pick them up.

The merger clearly has implications for other ticket providers, as Ticketmaster will monopolise the ticketing market. Corgan makes absolutely no reference to this issue whatsoever in his statement, and I am appalled to learn that Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff is the Smashing Pumpkins’ manager.

I’m trying to figure out whether to link the word sell-out or cunt to Billy Corgan’s homepage.

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One Response to “Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins – cunt or sell-out?”

  1. drutdrut Says:

    good call. anyone who has been bald forever doesnt sit right with me anyway.


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