January 7, 2016
Billy Corgan has decided to contribute his new song ‘Roustabout’ to wrestling organization TNA, though the tune was originally written for The Smashing Pumpkins. Corgan has been a senior producer at TNA since last year and he says he’s “fully committed” to his new job (via Loudwire). Earlier the singer worked as the creative director for Resistance Pro Wrestling in his hometown, Chicago. Listen to the track in the wrestling video below.
Fully commited to his TNA job, the musician is no longer commited to social media he used to be active on. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman no longer owns his @Billy account on Twitter, as it doesn’t makes any sense to him. “Can I put this in Chicago language? Twitter wasn’t doing s–t for me,” he honestly told author Jennifer Weigel in a recent interview with Chicago TV personality.
Corgan went on to question the current Facebook policy by saying, “We’ve already created a generation of narcissists, that ship has sailed… Smashing Pumpkins currently have four million likes on Facebook. So, if you’re checking my site everyday and I post something like, ‘Hey, I took my dog for a walk’ and a little picture, you’ll see it but the other 3.99 million people [sic] won’t because they’re not visiting it everyday. So what Facebook wants you to do is ‘boost your posts’ or, this is where we get into Dumbland,” writes Alternative Nation.
See all Billy Corgan had to say on the topic in the video below. Do you agree with the musician’s critique of social media? What do you think of the new wrestling theme by The Smashing Pumpkins frontman? Share your thoughts in the comments, and join Alterock Facebook and Twitter to always be in the know about your favorite rock bands!