Smashing Pumpkins head honcho Billy Corgan has launched an attack on Radiohead, branding the Oxford group "pompous" and declaring them to be a symbol of "valuation" culture which he rails against. Eh, bit of a case of pot/kettle/black there Billy...
Corgan went on to say in a recent interview: "I can't think of any people outside of Weird Al Yankovic who have both embraced and pissed on rock more than I have. Obviously there's a level of reverence, but there's also a level of intelligence to even know what to piss on."
"Because I'm not pissing on Rainbow. I'm not pissing on Deep Purple. But I'll piss on fucking Radiohead, because of all this pomposity. This value system that says Jonny Greenwood is more valuable than Ritchie Blackmore. Not in the world I grew up in."
The seventh Smashing Pumpkins album Oceania is set for a June 18th release and you can stream it in its entirety on iTunes right here.