Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Says He Was Approached to Write Song for Miley Cyrus
Billy Corgan writing a song for Miley Cyrus? According to the Smashing Pumpkins frontman, it almost happened. During a new interview, Corgan claims he was approached by Cyrus' people to collaborate on her forthcoming album, but turned the offer down.
Corgan spoke about the would-be collaboration while speaking with OUI FM Rock Sessions. Corgan says his decision to turn down the offer had nothing to with Cyrus herself, whom he respects as a musician. “The problem is, and this is nothing against her, but that whole world in L.A. is they want you to write a bunch of songs, then the pop people pick through, ‘I want that one, I want that one.’ I don’t do that,” says Corgan.
The Pumpkins pioneer adds, “If she called me and said, ‘Would you write a song with me?’ I would consider it because again, she is very talented, and it would be a cool thing to explore, but I’m not going to write a song and sit by the fire, hoping that Miley will pick my song over the next stupid song.”
Corgan also expressed his views on pop music today. “It’s pornography. Music, in terms of pop music right now, is basically pornography. The videos are becoming more pornographic, the story behind the music is becoming more pornographic. Why? Because that's the only move pop has, it can’t win on a qualitative basis.”
The Smashing Pumpkins released 'Monuments to an Elegy' earlier this month. The band will follow the the record with 'Day for Night,' which is slated for release in 2015.
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