Billy Corgan Reacts To Limp Bizkit Covering Smashing Pumpkins “Today”


In a new Instagram story Q&A, Billy Corgan was asked about Limp Bizkit covering The Smashing Pumpkins classic “Today”.

Corgan said, “Love the Bizkit.”

He said in another Instagram story Q&A that Limp Bizkit is ‘highly underrated and more influential than given credit for…..’

He also said Fred Durst is ‘smart’ and ‘cool.’

“Engaging, smart, funny, and cool. Have always liked Fred Durst, and always will.”

Corgan said in a recent Huffington Post interview that he has a ‘cuddly’ relationship with Smashing Pumpkins bandmates James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin.

“I think that the best way I can describe it is, it was such a long winter for all of us that it feels nice just to be in the sunshine a bit. … I think for the three of us just to be in the room and it to be very warm and have the sense that the 30 years has added up to something, that the music has endured. To see a lot of young people coming to shows is like, that’s the ultimate compliment. And certainly our, not to be too insidery, but we look at our Spotify numbers and stuff and it’s crazy. Like, the younger generation is almost equal to the older generation that listens to the band. Which is wild. Because we’re like, wow, you know, this means there’s a future, you know? It’s not just this diminishing set of returns for an audience that, as we all do as we get older and have kids and stuff ― music is less of a centerpiece of our focus. So it’s great. It just feels really nice. Not words you would normally associate with Smashing Pumpkins, ‘warm and nice.’ It’s a cuddly period, let’s put it that way.”