Corgan Determined To Be Himself

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS rocker BILLY CORGAN is finally opening himself up to fans after years of trying to work out his own identity.

Corgan, who took out a full-page advert in the Chicago Tribune newspaper last month (JUN05) asking his Pumpkins bandmates to consider a reunion, is relieved he's finally behaving without pretense.

He says, "If I look back at my life, the thing that is most painful to me is that I haven't been myself.

"If anyone had looked at me, scratched their head and wondered, 'What the f**k is he on about?', they should view what I've said in the context of someone who wants to be himself, but hasn't been able to.

"I wasn't able to say, 'Yeah, this is f**king me - f**k you.' I had to play at being characters. So now I'm at a point in my life where if ever I have to get things right, it's now."

11/07/2005 09:29

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Tags: Smashing Pumpkins - Billy Corgan


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