In 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.)
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
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