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Billy Corgan disses Pavement

By | Published on Wednesday 17 November 2010

It’s all a bit too like the 80s at the moment; the Conservative government is cutting everything, there’s a royal wedding coming up and there’s loads of synth music lying about the place. Why not take a break from that with a little bit of 90s alt rock in-fighting?

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan yesterday took to Twitter to lambast US indie heroes Pavement, after he learned that he would be appearing together at a festival in Brazil. Corgan’s gripe is seemingly that Pavement are screwing their loyal followers over by reforming and then insisting on only playing the songs that the fans want to hear.

Said Corgan: “Just found out SP is playing with Pavement in Brazil. It’s gonna be one of those New Orleans type funerals. I say that because they represent the death of the alternative dream, and we follow with the affirmation of life part. Funny how those who pointed the big finger of ‘sell out’ are the biggest offenders now… yawn. They have no love. By the way, we’ll be the band up there playing NEW songs because we have the love”.