CZR, on 28 July 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:
Where the he'll did you guys read that James ever bad mouthed Billy? It has been all Billy. As far I can tell James never acknowledged Billy
Some might say this was bad mouthing
ATN: Do you feel like Smashing Pumpkins has been misunderstood by the media?
Iha: The main focus has been on Billy. Yeah, the music's been misunderstood and the band's been misunderstood but Billy caused a lot of those problems with those first slew of interviews he did. Basically the media just played to it and that was the angle on the whole last album. Yeah, I don't think people understand the band dynamic and I don't think people understand the music really well. You just get a dominant front person and you don't ever hear about the band or the records. It's like, what did people talk about Nirvana? They talked about Kurt, they talked about Courtney Love, heroin abuse and smashing guitars and punk rock. They never talked about how good the songs were, how good the lyrics were. Even on the second one. No one talked about how good the record was. So that's the same thing. They have the front person, they did their focus on the last album, that was it.