Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha gave his thoughts on Billy Corgan ripping him in the press in a new interview with Blitz, “There was a lot of drama in the band, and I had a habit of dismissing drama as just drama, so it doesn’t surprise me because he’s been doing it for awhile. He sounds a little angry and bitter, so I hope he’s able to get past it, because it’s been awhile [laughs].”

Corgan has trashed Iha in the last few years, calling him a “piece of shit” and “one of the worst human beings I’ve ever met in my life.” BillCo also said, “James Iha should feel alone.” Corgan and Iha have not seen or spoken to each other since 2001.

  • RödeOrm

    I have nothing to say, but: Score, Iha.

  • David

    I love how Billy Corgan runs his mouth. Smashing Pumpkins was overrated anyway.

  • satan

    who cares about Iha anymore?

  • jesus

    it’s about time someone called billy out for what he is. An attention seeking whore.

  • Shadow on the Sun

    LMAO! even when he’s ‘ripping’ into Corgan, Iha still is pretty nice about it.

  • Joe

    He’s right… anyone who’s followed Billy’s interviews can planely see that. Hate to say this, because I love Billy’s music so much… but he’s clearly filled with bitterness and anger, especially towards any other musician in his genre that’s perhaps been more commercially successful recently. He’s talked shit about Radiohead, Soundgarden, and very poorly compared himself to Dave Grohl.. whining about why people don’t expect him to play Nirvana songs at Foo Fighter shows, but expect Billy to play classic SP songs… at an SP show!!… then on top of that he says conceited crap like that he thinks he’s “one of the best contemporary artists today.”
    Seriously… I LOVE the music… but Billy seems to be acting like a complete asshole with no humility.

  • Steve K

    Billy’s one of the greatest songwriters, and Smashing Pumpkins are my favorite band of all time, and even I can admit that I think Billy Corgan is a complete asshole. The guy is a dick to his fans and he’s got the biggest ego the size of the galaxy. So yeah, love the music, but Billy’s a turd.

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    * giggles at title, specifically ‘a little’

    Yah think? ;)

  • NiceNcleaN

    Why does Bill even care anymore he has a new team. Plus isn’t he just promoting Iha every time he mentions him, regardless if it’s negative?

  • Millz

    Plus it’s been 12 years since they even saw each other. Let it go Willy Corgan.

  • Miff

    There’s no doubt that Billy Corgan does tend to bad mouth the vast majority of those he’s worked with in the past, at least his more public professional relationships, however it seems that it’s certainly something more recent that has pissed him off about James Iha. There’s been mentions of bitter lawsuits over the years between the former Pumpkins members, so even if they haven’t seen each other in 12 years, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a negative influence on someone’s life. After Zwan broke up, Corgan stated that he’d be more likely to work with the Pumpkins members than Zwan again because “James and D’arcy are good people, they may be misguided people, but they are good people”. I think James may be smoothing over that sort of thing here.

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