Speaking to Spinner minutes after rallying against the artistic business model that 'American Idol' and 'X Factor' have created, the Smashing Pumpkins singer admits he would be up for a judges position, if it were offered.
"I'd love it," Corgan tells Spinner.
In tune with his earlier diatribe during his SXSW panel discussion, the rocker explains that it is not 'Idol' that's the problem, but society's inability to culturally offset the effect of those shows on the music industry.
"I don't have a problem with 'Idol' or 'X Factor,' I have a problem with when those things are not given the proper contextual hue," he explains. "If there's an 'American Idol' there should be a proper alternative counterbalance -- if there was hair metal, there was grunge, know what I mean?"
As such, Corgan says he can respect shows like 'American Idol' for being transparent in their aim, unlike most modern rock music, which he refers to as Laptop Rock due to its ability to blend into the background while one works.
"Laptop Rock is not the adequate response for 'American Idol' -- and everybody knows it."