“‘The Everlasting Gaze’ started as a disco song. Its original title was ‘Disco King.’ And, it originally had something to do with mocking people on the dance floor. How it transitioned to what it became, I would say in its 6-7 incarnations, I’m not really sure. But I do know that somehow the riff never went away. If you can imagine that with a disco beat under it. Jimmy kinda plays a disco beat, with his tongue in his cheek. Yeah, it was orginally supposed to be a disco song.” (Machina Promo CD, 2000)
"It has a lot to do with spirituality and trying to find my place in the universe and sort of humbly accepting limitations and the things I’ve been graced with. It’s more of a humanistic world view. I’m not writing anymore for the tortured teen—both me and whoever was listening. I’m writing with the idea that everybody’s experiencing these things all the time, and even if they’re not experiencing them personally, they’re affected by them." -BC, Chicago Sun Times, April 2000
“This album is definitely me saying goodbye to what I consider my rock and roll. Whatever our little generation’s rock and roll was. I mean, it’s done, there’s no getting around it. You can try to recreate it, you can run it through more fuzz boxes, but it’s done. It’s time to move on.”—Billy Corgan on Adore. Guitar World. July 1998.
Smashing Pumpkins founder and frontman Billy Corgan is the latest star to speak out against the cruel practice of dehorning cattle. Billy is calling on California Pizza Kitchen to make the responsible and ethical decision to demand that its cheese suppliers stop this barbaric mutilation.