Billy Corgan Says He Cried When Kurt Cobain Died

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During an interview with Apple Music‘s Zane Lowe, The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan revealed that he cried when Kurt Cobain died. He said, “I will go down always as saying, Kurt was the most talented guy of our generation. Kurt had so much talent. It’s like frightening. It was like a John Lennon level of talent, where you’re like, ‘how can you have all this talent?’ Or Prince, right?”

Regarding Kurt’s passing, Corgan continued, “When Kurt died, I cried because I lost my greatest opponent. I want to beat the best. I don’t want to win the championship because it’s just me and a bunch of gabronis, to use a wrestling term. It’s like, Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest sports competitor I’ll ever see in my lifetime — I mean, you want to talk about an alpha. That guy wanted to win the valet tip. You know what I mean?”