This year on That Metal Show we’re doing things a little differently and thinking up exciting new ways to bring you the best coverage of all things heavy metal and hard rock. One of those things is That After Show, where we keep the cameras rolling after the regular broadcast is over and let the TMS boys and their guests talk about, well, whatever the f-ck they want to talk about. This week hear Billy Corgan, Chris Jericho, Max Cavalera and Rich Ward sound off about their life in music.
This Saturday That Metal Show is comin’ atcha on VH1 Classic, so get ready to crank the volume. See what happens when the boys catch up with Billy Corgan, Chris Jericho of Fozzy, Max Cavalera of Soulfly and Rich Ward.
The internet is buzzing yet again after Smashing Pumpkins main-man Billy Corgan said he would have punched Kanye West if the rapper had tried to ruin one of his Grammy moments. Speaking on an Australian morning news show, Corgan said “I’ve stood at that podium too, and I’ll tell you what— if somebody got up on my stage, I would knock them out. I don’t care who it is.” Such outspokenness, however, should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the guitarist, as he has never shied away from saying what’s on his mind. In a brand new Playback interview feature, Corgan says exactly what he thinks is wrong in today’s musical climate.” Read more…
Last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Smashing Pumpkins stopping in to play “The Celestials,” a slow simmering cut off of Oceania. This is the first live glimpse of the Pumpkins most of us have had since Oceania‘s release last June, and they proved that it’s for good reason that they are still running the late night circuit and selling albums after all these years — they still know how to really rock.
Smashing Pumpkins also announced yesterday that they will head out on a North American tour this fall. Billy Corgan says that they’ll lead their set with Oceania, “sixty minutes, as it was written, front to back,” and then they’ll dip into the classics. “The fact of the matter is that I’ve written more hit songs than just about anybody in my generation. So if I feel like playing ‘em, I’ll f***ing play ‘em,” he’s said. But be warned, dear Pumpkin fans, when Corgan says he’ll “f***ing play ‘em,” he really means he’ll f***ing play ‘em: “My mentality has always been, ‘Okay, you want it? We’re going to shove it down your throat.'” So there’s that!
Billy Corgan Compares Modern Musicians To “Strippers”
Billy Corgan got all “grumpy old man” in an interview at SXSW and said things like, “I was part of a generation that changed the world — and it was taken over by poseurs.” Everyone has an opinion, right? [Spin]
Courtney Love Has Beef With The Muppets
Even though it was approved by surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, Courtney Love is furious with The Muppets’ cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Ah, Courtney, will there ever be an end to the Love vs Everyone Else beef? [Pigeons & Planes]