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  • See the Music: Smashing Pumpkins' Frontman Billy Corgan Talks "Oceania" Tour, the Orb and More

    Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:59:04

    See the Music: Smashing Pumpkins' Frontman Billy Corgan Talks "Oceania" Tour, the Orb and More - Watch the video interview now

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    Smashing Pumpkins frontman/guitarist and alt rock antihero Billy Corgan is one of the most well-spoken rockers on the planet.

    We love when he is on Howard Stern, since he is so candid and chatty.

    Well, ARTISTdirect.com nabbed some time with the legend, and he spoke about the set list for the Oceania tour (he wanted to balance it, and tell a narrative story); the inspiration behind "The Orb" that is part of the stage show; and what inspired the song "Oceania."

    And there's a whole lot more too…

    We can't do any of it justice, since Corgan is so well-spoken and carefully details all of his answers, and truly thinks about it as he answers it.

    Just watch our exclusive interview and enjoy!

    What is your favorite part of our chat with Billy Corgan?

    Watch it below!

    —Carly Costello

    See the tour video below!

    See our review of the Pisces Iscariot reissue here!

    The Smashing Pumpkins featured in our "Bands Who Survived the '90s" piece!

    See our review of Oceania here!

    See our interview with Billy Corgan here!

    See Billy Corgan list some favorite authors here!

    See Billy Corgan list some favorite metal records here!

    See our retrospective on Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness here!

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