Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has revealed he cried when he heard Kurt Cobain had died – because the Nirvana singer-guitarist left this world before he had a chance to “beat” him.
“When Kurt died, I cried because I lost my greatest opponent,” Corgan says. “I want to beat the best. I don’t want to win the championship because it’s just me and a bunch of gabronis, to use a wrestling term. It’s like Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest sports competitor I’ll ever see in my lifetime? I mean, you want to talk about an alpha. That guy wanted to win the valet tip. You know what I mean?”
The Smashing Pumpkins’ three-album rock opera, ATUM, dropped earlier this month.
Did you view Corgan and Cobain as competitors? Who would you say Corgan’s main competition is?