The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan recently talked with NBC and explained what he learned from Metallica’s “Some Kind Of Monster” documentary. He said (transcriped by Alternative Nation):
“What I eventually came to realize is the strength of The Smashing Pumpkins was really in our personal relationships. When our personal relationships sort of splintered, that’s when the musical thing sort of started falling apart.
So for people who are interested in seeing the band work again as a musical band, there is no way the band could work without those personal relationships having some sort of integrity to them.
As Metallica pointed out in their movie ‘Some Kind of Monster,’ there’s this fragile thing that happens in bands.
In this case, young men grow up together and have to sort of learn to grow old together, in a way that they never anticipated when they were 25 and drinking beers and playing heavy metal or something.“
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