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Billy Corgan Says Chad Kroeger Is an ‘Incredible Songwriter,’ Compares Nickelback to Porn

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is one of the greatest songwriters in modern rock, having penned dozens of bonafide classics with the Pumpkins and his solo work. Getting a complement from a guy like Corgan would be cherished by any musician, so Chad Kroeger, we’ve got some good news to share with you!

That’s right, Billy Corgan said the Nickelback frontman is “an incredible songwriter” while guesting on The Joe Rogan Experience. Corgan covered lots of ground on the podcast like Kurt Cobain’s death and the reunion of Guns N’ Roses, but one of his most interesting perspectives came when Corgan compared Nickelback to porn.

“I don’t know enough about their world, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong if that’s who you want to be,” Corgan says. “Pop, to me, is predicated on satisfying. I’ve said many times, pop is porn. It’s porn, they want to get you off. It’s just how they’re going to get you off. I’m not that concerned with getting you off. I’m just not. It’s just not in my DNA. I was never that guy.”

As for Joe Rogan, he admitted to some Nickelback fandom himself. “I like their songs! I like some of their music,” Rogan proclaims. “I know some if it is cliche subject matter and I don’t care. There’s a lot of great songs that have cliche subject matter.”

Take a listen to the full episode of The Joe Rogan Experience above.

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