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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has always had some colorful things to say about his career and superstar status but in a recent interview with Spinner, Corgan uses his love for professional wrestling to explain himself.
Corgan told Spinner that, “It’s all the shades that exist in [wrestling] that involve good and evil. There is an axiom in wrestling that says, to the effect, ‘Evil must always believe it is right.’ So when Roddy Piper would do something messed up, he was sort of sticking to a morality code in wrestling. And what makes great heels are the guys that often times the fans won’t embrace because he is not a start, yet he probably has the talent of the star, so they have a sense of justification."
The frontman with a history of public "heel" moments explained that he has embraced the same code used by WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper at times during his career,
“I do get kind of pissy by being underappreciated and so at times I kind of go (Roddy)‘Piper.’ I play the heel to draw attention to myself and most importantly to let people know I think I do belong in a room with everyone else.”
What do you think about Corgan's explanation and what are some other great music-to-wrestling comparisons?
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