Corgan/Cornell's War of Words
Over the last couple of years - a war of words has erupted between former friends Billy Corgan and Chris Cornell
Corgan addressed this recently in an interview with Channel 93.3 Radio.
“Chris Cornell was somebody I considered a friend and would never have said a harsh word about. But when we came back in 2007, he was quoted in an interview saying he didn’t consider our reunion to be ‘legitimate’. I kind of have an elephant’s memory when it comes to somebody punching me in the face.
“Cornell is extremely talented. I was a fan from their second EP and I still believe in what was great about the band. But when we’re sitting having conversations about who’s doing what, I’m no longer going to shield somebody. If they want to punch me in the face I’m happy to punch them back.”
“I respect the man’s talent. People gloss over the Timbaland album, you know what I mean?”
“I want all of my generation to raise the bar.”
“I don’t appreciate it when somebody from my generation, who I once considered a friend, decides to piss on my little spot in the corner, right around the same time he’s making a Timbaland album. That’s where it gets kind of dicey for me.”
No response from Cornell yet - but given how active he is on Twitter - we wouldn't be surprised to see something soon
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