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Billy Corgan on Smashing Pumpkins: 'We're in a vacuum'
Billy Corgan on Smashing Pumpkins: 'We're in a vacuum'

Billy Corgan didn’t require any warming up in an interview last week at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. “I’m on fire,” the Smashing Pumpkins frontman said as he took a seat by the pool, just hours after flying in from New York, where he’d spent a few days hyping his band’s new album, “Monuments to an Elegy.” Corgan, 47, had come to L.A. for more promotion, including a performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and a concert scheduled for Tuesday night at the Fonda Theatre. But the urgency radiating off him wasn’t merely the byproduct of a busy schedule. He had the tumult of the music industry -- and Smashing Pumpkins’...

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