Billy Corgan Will “Piss On Fucking Radiohead”

Corban Goble | June 12, 2012 - 12:22 pm

Billy Corgan had some words for Radiohead and their “pomposity” in a recent interview. Here’s Billy:

I can’t think of any people outside of Weird Al Yankovic who have both embraced and pissed 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 piss on. ‘Cause I’m not pissing on Rainbow. I’m not pissing on Deep Purple. But I’ll piss on fuckin’ 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, buddy. Not in the world I grew up in.

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 fucking sick of it, and nobody seems to tire of it.

(via Antiquiet)

Yankovic and Corgan, rock’s greatest pissers. For more on the Pumpkins-circa-2012 front, you can stream Oceania for free today if you want.