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    Default Ironic Interview between Billy Corgan and Ed in 1996 Guitar World...

    I thought this was ironic as hell and a funny little part of the interview. I was looking back at some old mags and found this:

    Corgan: Even in your guitar hero days, you were never vainglorious of it. The band has never appeared snooty or snotty.And I think that's why your fan base is big.You guys never went through that "sick period" that a lot of bands who've recorded for 20 years often go through, where they hit rock bottom with their fans. Even around "Diver Down", which admittedly is not your strongest effort, people were still there for you.And I think that say a lot about you personally. That you care, you want to have a good time, and you want others to have a good time.

    Edward: And I think there's a certain amount of honesty and heart and soul that goes into it.

    Corgan: That's why you'll always have people on the other end for you.

    Edward: Music is for people. The word "pop" is simply short for popular. It means that people like it.I'm just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I'm cool.


    Glad to know "our" band hasn't had any problems with fans and haven't hit rock bottom. Obviously this was done in 1996 when they hadn't hit rock bottom but this is interesting as it happened exactly as Corgan describes later.I also found Ed's quote of calling himself a "jerk" was interesting though I am now taking it out of context.

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    Hopefully,the band has hit rock bottom,and now,with the return of dave to the band,they can start rocking again! positive thoughts! positive thoughts!

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    Yep, that's kinda ironic but, in a way, you can take any interview he did 10, 15, 20 + years ago and confront it with what he said or done later on and find that kind of irony and contradictions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berseker View Post
    Yep, that's kinda ironic but, in a way, you can take any interview he did 10, 15, 20 + years ago and confront it with what he said or done later on and find that kind of irony and contradictions!
    Van Halen isn't a nostalgia act, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AryanStrikeForce88 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by vhwithroththereturn View Post
    Hopefully,the band has hit rock bottom,and now,with the return of dave to the band,they can start rocking again! positive thoughts! positive thoughts!
    pretty safe to say they've hit ground zero...can't get much worse than the way things have been for a while now in the VH camp...hope that bodes well for the future!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Harshman, are you going to be a good boy this time, or are we going to have to ban you again for your bizarro tirades?


    The screen tag says it all.

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    I also enjoyed Billy Corgan's comment about the band had never been "snooty or snotty" with it fan base.

    That takes the cake here! I doubt there has ever been another band to have treated fans so flippantly and appeared to have absolutely no care whatsoever about their fans, particularly any insight to what is happenning with the line-up and new material/plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Harshman, are you going to be a good boy this time, or are we going to have to ban you again for your bizarro tirades?
    Just out of curiosity, Brett..... do you know what the number "88" signifies when it's used by so-called Aryans?
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    Billy Corgan is a wiener. Can't stand him! Worse singer I've ever heard....

    Just bugs the fuck outta me,but he's rich,sells records so I guess he does something right. Not my taste though...

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    Well what is it ??

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    Never mind I did a search

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    What is it?..Google is closed for lunch right now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by muffdiver View Post
    What is it?..Google is closed for lunch right now....
    Here's a hint:

    Substitute numbers for letters...

    A=1
    B=2
    C=E
    D=4
    E=5
    F=6
    G=7
    H=8

    So 88 would be 2 H's. I think you can figure out the rest.
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    I find it quite ironic that Billy has reformed the Smashing Pumpkins with yet another female bass player and a guitar player of Asian descent.

    Maybe no one will notice it's not the real deal.

 

 

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