Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha Has Hilarious Confusion About Where Grunge Was Created


Smashing Pumpkins members Billy Corgan and James Iha had a humorous discussion about their performance in Seattle in a new Live Nation Twitter video. For a moment, Iha seemed to think that Grunge may have originated in Columbus, Ohio.

Billy Corgan: James, what are you doing tonight?

James Iha: Uhhhh

Billy: Do you know where we are? It’s the home of Grunge!

James: Columbus?

Billy: No, Seattle. We’re in Seattle. It’s August 24, we’re going to be live on Twitter tonight.

James: Oh. Sorry, we’re shooting this in Columbus.

Billy: No James, you’re in Seattle!

James: I’m in Seattle. I really like it here. I like coffee, and used books, and rain.

Watch the humorous video below, followed by other Live Nation Smashing Pumpkins videos, including the band discussing covering the Led Zeppelin classic “Stairway to Heaven,” Jimmy Chamberlin’s drum solo during “Solara,” and much more.