Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Reveals Bizarre Dream About Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger


Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has shared a bizarre dream he recently had about Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.

“I had an interesting dream this morning where I was at a party, and the host was playing the new @nickelback single, and it was note for note, word for word, a heavier version of a song from my in progress solo album (called ‘Jubilee’). And my first reaction was that I’d ripped Chad off, and I was mad at myself because that meant I couldn’t someday release my version. And then, still in dream-state, I thought maybe Chad had ripped me off! But then it occurred to me that that was unlikely (and obviously unnecessary), so I settled on it was I who was the thief!”

Corgan also shared a photo that details his artistic vision behind the Pumpkins’ Shiny and Oh So Bright tour.

“Here’s an inspiration for the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour, a gem that’s hidden away at the Museum of Science Industry (Chicago), just underneath the long, entrance escalators. Dating to the 30’s, and I believe related to the 1933 World’s Fair, this kind of deco art was rife in Chicago in the era of my growing up, and was propaganda of sorts to the pre WW2 working classes that the future lay with them. And for those interested in the White City and the 1893 World’s Fair, the Museum building itself dates to the Columbian Exhibition, and was refurbished in the 20’s/30’s. Hence it’s futuristic leanings, which thrill me to this day.”

He also discussed visiting a museum with his son.

“Great visit today W/ Augustus Juppiter and @chloemendel to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (my favorite museum growing up). What’s great is they still have many of the historic exhibits I saw as a child, and any visit there takes me back to simpler times. Gone, it seems, is the massive heart that you could walk through (where the joke back in the 70’s was on Tuesday at 10am they’d demonstrate a heart attack). But they retain their oldest exhibit, the coal mine, from 1933. A Chicago classic.