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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Corgan Storms Off Stage When (Non-Edible) Pumpkins Requested

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Depending on who you believe, Billy Corgan either "threw a strop and then stormed off stage" or threw "a wobbly" and "stormed off stage" during his Melbourne concert Tuesday night. Whether a strop and/or a wobbly was thrown, Corgan's displeasure and that "storming off" business doesn't seem to be in dispute.

According to someone who attended the show, at one point, someone yelled, "play some Pumpkins." Corgan's response: "Can I live my life for today?" Corgan reportedly told another audience member, who yelled, "We want rock," to ask for his money back. Toward the end of the show, another person -- let's call them "Jerk" -- called out a request for Pumpkins. Corgan said, "Fuck this," put down his mike and left. The audience called for him to return, to no avail. No word on whether Jerk or anyone else "tried" to lure him back by yelling a catchy chant containing the word "Pumpkins." 'Cause if so, it sounds like they really would have been on the wrong track with that. Billy Corgan doesn't seem like the greatest guy in the world, but heckling sucks. Yeah, that's my very insightful commentary. Off to sleep, perchance to dream.

MP3:Radiohead (with Billy Corgan) - If There Is A God

MP3:The Smashing Pumpkins - Luna

MP3:The Smashing Pumpkins - Tear


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