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Are you ready to rock?
(crowd cheers)
Well, you've come to the wrong place.
-Billy Corgan

Can I ask a question? Has the interview started? Is James in this interview? I mean we're not doing this interview unless everyone's in on it. I got another double album to write so hurry up.
- Billy Corgan

Fan: 'What kind of job do you think you would have if you weren't in a band?'
James Iha: 'Gosh, it would be kind of frightening. I would be the bagger at the grocery store with the blond streaks in his hair. Probably putting all the eggs with all the canned goods.'

I hate how in magazine pictures, they always stick me somewhere in the back. It means they don't think I'm the cute one.
- Billy Corgan

I'm not going to die glamorously. I'll probably be eating a Twinkie, take a bite and fall over.
- Billy Corgan

Interviewer: 'Billy, if you weren't into music, what do you think you'd be doing now?'
Billy: 'Oh, I'd probably be the guy your brother buys pot from or something.'
- Billy Corgan

Interviewer: Do you want to start the first 'spanking the monkey' joke?
Billy Corgan: No. Is this for real? Are you really going to tell this corny joke?

- Submitted by: Celeste

Look at the name of the band. How can people think we take everything so seriously when we're called 'The Smashing Pumpkins'.
- D'arcy

Remember Nagroc is Corgan spelt backwards. Don't you f*cking forget that!
- Billy Corgan (during a concert)

Say you write a song about a chandelier, and the chandelier gives off light. And the light is the color red and red reminds you of the color your not supposed to wear around a bull. So you name the song Cow.
-Billy Corgan

We've worked out a plan where eventually we'll replace ourselves with machines. So roughly by the year 2002 we'll sit at home and the machine will go on tour.
-Billy Corgan

Well, what we normally do, is every city we go to, we hire a fifteen year old boy and we turn it up until he starts to make a funny face and then we turn it up about ten notches louder than that.
- Billy Corgan (explaining how they decide how loud a concert should be)

What's with that Bush video? Why is there a giant fly? That's one thing you'll never see in our videos. You might see me in a dress, but never will you see a fly.
- James Iha

 
 

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