Billy Corgan Goes Off on D’Arcy, Politics in Wild New Interview

Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Live Nation)
Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Live Nation)

Billy Corgan has given a predictably wild interview to The New York Times’ Joe Coscarelli, going off on a wide range of topics including politics and Smashing Pumpkins’ upcoming reunion tour. Notably, he addresses the controversy surrounding the reunion, after original bassist D’Arcy Wretzky slammed the project and called out Corgan’s manipulative treatment of her. “I think what she did demonstrates why she couldn’t be involved,” he tells The Times, in reference to the text message conversations she shared. He continues, “I was vulnerable and shared things and trusted that there was a reason to give it a chance, despite plenty of empirical evidence that that was not a wise decision.” He…

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