Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Artistic Feuds Of Our Times, Doled Out In 140-Character Increments

mark it, zeroIn the latest example of the technology of 2010 shining too bright a light on the private lives of people who make songs we think fondly of, former collaborators and alt-rock titans Billy Corgan and Courtney Love are engaging in a feud via Twitter. Billy: "maybe you should go someone nice+live off your husband's money, u know the money he made for writing all those great songs." (And some vaguely spiritual things.) Courtney: he coughs up this spiritual shit like bile and lives none of it, i really think its truly creepy how jealous and obsessed w FBC he isGROSS" (And a ream of supportive messages from fans.) Who wins? Not us! Related: Billy on how to improve the wrestling league TNA. Somehow he does not get into using social media as a way of making beefs fan out beyond the core audience, which is weird, given that Hole's new album Nobody's Daughter is out today! (NB: Courtney totally agrees with me.)

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David Cho (#3)

What is an FBC?

F'ing Billy Corgan

Matt (#26)

Shady investment vehicle.

barnhouse (#1,326)

Her daughter I think.

jfruh (#713)

Weren't these two a romantic item at one point? Or was that just a scurrilous rumor that came up when Corgan produced one of her albums?

They have shared a bassist (Melissa auf der Maur). Which is kind of like sharing bodily fluids but considerably g-rosser. But also, yes, before she dated Cobain.

BoHan (#29)

Oh Courtney. She's funny. I saw her show on Friday night, and it was quite great. She gives great stage chatter.

brad (#1,678)

i'm imagining the love-child of those two. i'm wishing i hadn't begun this exercise.

gatsbyesque (#4,621)

team courtney. she must get the best dope IN THE WORLD

Bettytron (#575)

Billy Corgan, what happened, man. You used to be cool.

Bettytron (#575)

He WAS cool, right? Or was it just me being fifteen?

brad (#1,678)

if you being fifteen was me being 20, then…ah…i'm confused now.

i thought they were cool when i bought gish and there were two copies of the cd inside. i guess this presupposes that you bought the cd at teh same time i did, which is a remarkably stupid thing to think, so really, i don't know. is all.

No, but he'll always be much cooler than Counrtney Love so in this context, yes. But even compared to other members of his band he's not cool. And I'm not talking about James Iha.

City_Dater (#2,500)

The nicest thing to be said about either one of these horrific idiots is that just about everything they say about each other is true.

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