Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Compares Lil Peep to Kurt Cobain

Billy Corgan, frontman of the iconic band Smashing Pumpkins, compares Lil Peep to Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain.

Lil Peep unfortunately passed away due to an accidental drug overdose in 2017, and Kurt Cobain took his own life away in 1994. Both artists were in their twenties, Peep being just 21 years old, and Cobain infamously joined the 27 club.

Speaking on their double-disc album ‘CYR’, Corgan revealed the secret to how they remain relevant for over 3 decades, and how Lil Peep and Kurt Cobain are linked.

“This album is the result of us trying to come into the modern world”, he then said that “rather than just use Lil Peep-inspired beats (an artist [Corgan] believes was ‘his generation’s Kurt Cobain’), the band wanted [the album] to feel like their own trip”.


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