Spinner has reported that Billy Corgan claimed he would “love” to be a judge on American Idol. Corgan also stated, “I don’t have a problem with ‘Idol’ or ‘X Factor,’ I have a problem with when those things are not given the proper contextual hue,” he said. “If there’s an ‘American Idol’ there should be a proper alternative counterbalance — if there was hair metal, there was grunge, know what I mean?”
As such, Corgan said he can respect shows like ‘American Idol’ for being transparent in their aim, unlike most modern rock music, which he refers to as Laptop Rock due to its ability to blend into the background while one works.
“Laptop Rock is not the adequate response for ‘American Idol’ — and everybody knows it.”