It's been almost exactly 11 years since Billy Corgan's infamous May 23, 2000 interview with Los Angeles alt-rock radio station KROQ. It started with a minirant against "the Britneys of the world" and concluded with the on-air announcement that Smashing Pumpkins were breaking up.
But now that a decade-plus has passed and the Britneys of the world have all become bipolar moms, maybe it's time for a '90s alt revival?
Now 43, Corgan seems to be so absolutely fucking positive of alt-rock's imminent return that he's pulling an insanely 20th-century trick .... He's releasing an epic 44-track Smashing Pumpkins concept album about the Tarot called Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.
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And today, Crossfade's sister blog West Coast Sound over at LA Weekly is debuting the Pumpkins' new Kaleidyscope song "Owata."