Billy Corgan - Billy Corgan Blasts Radiohead

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Billy Corgan has lashed out at Radiohead.

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has blasted the Oxford band as ''pompous'' and says he is horrified that some people think Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood is more valuable than Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore.

He told Antiquiet: ''I can't think of any people outside of Weird Al Yankovic who have both embraced and p****d on rock more than I have. Obviously there's a level of reverence, but there's also a level of intelligence to even know what to p**s on.

''Because I'm not p***ing on Rainbow. I'm not p***ing on Deep Purple. But I'll p**s on f*****g Radiohead, because of all this pomposity. This value system that says Jonny Greenwood is more valuable than Ritchie Blackmore. Not in the world I grew up in.''

However, Billy also admitted Blackmore is a better guitarist than he is.

He said: ''So I find myself defending things. Is Ritchie Blackmore a better guitar player than me and Jonny Greenwood? Yes. Have we all made contributions? Yes. I'm not attacking that. I'm attacking the pomposity that says this is more valuable than that. I'm sick of that. I'm so f***ing sick of it, and nobody seems to tire of it.''


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kmanthie

Billy Corgan calling someone else pompous? That's like the pot calling the kettle black! This guy's about as big of a swelled head as you can find. At least Radiohead are a unique and unrelenting band that continue to make interesting, original music that doesn't sound like everything else. Billy Corgan gave up because he couldn't write songs anymore. Wah! What a big baby. Ritchie Blackmore himself even said that he's not that great of a guitar player. What about Mick Ronson or John McLaughlin? Go back to Chicago and get a job at McDonald's, Billy.

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