I've always felt that rock stars and blogging were a horrible combination. You take someone who no one's ever told to be quiet, has made a living off
April 10, 2009

I've always felt that rock stars and blogging were a horrible combination. You take someone who no one's ever told to be quiet, has made a living off of their unbridled self-expression (yet still feels misunderstood) and give them a keyboard and mouse. Expect an outpouring, even without the drunkblogging problem.

Anyways, Billy Corgan gave us 2,400 words that basically amount to "I'm going to work on a lot of stuff, I'm committed, and a love you all and am sorry that sometimes I act like a jerk."

He did talk a bit about the next steps for Smashing Pumpkins. Corgan is working on writing and recording 44 songs, and taking his time finding a drummer. This captured a certain power-pop fiend's interest, though:

As I stated earlier in this post we've just been rocking amongst friends, so for the moment Kerry Brown, my best man and co-producer is manning the skins. The past few days we had Daxx Nielsen in to play on a few things, who is a great drummer himself. Lord forbid I would want 44 different drummers on 44 different tracks, but I suppose anything is possible.

Daxx Nielsen is the son of Cheap Trick guitarist (and Colbert Report theme penner) Rick Nielsen. I saw him play drums in Cheap Trick when Bun E. Carlos was out of commission because of surgery a few years ago and he was fantastic. It would be very strange if of the two drummers that Cheap Trick has ever had (and one barely counts), one of them is backing Corgan and the other is backing ex-Pumpkin James Iha in Tinted Windows.

Corgan ended with a promise to cool his jets and get down to right-size, saying, “SP will be about peace from this day forward as well. The music WILL also reflect this shift in devotion and humble gratitude. You shall see!”

Yes, just you wait and say just how capable I am of humility! I'll show you!

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