Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Still "Mad As Hell"

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ATN editor Michael Goldberg reports: Don't think that success has

mellowed Smashing Pumpkins' leader Billy Corgan. While speaking with

the group in Chicago recently, I asked Corgan if he's still as angry

as he used to be. "I'm mad as hell," said Corgan. "I don't know. How

do you qualify anger? All I can really say about that is that when

you're young, the anger comes out in dumb ways. The anger comes out

in breaking things or doing crime or whatever. And then as you get

older, the anger comes out in other ways, like verbal things. The

core of my anger is, I think, still intact. It's just taken a

different form. It's not as viscerally surfaced but it's still in

there. It's something I don't think I've ever dealt with."