Sunday Morning Sermon – Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins On God as the Future of Rock

Donald Miller

A fun interview with Billy Corgan sheds light on what he thinks the future of rock and roll is, and amazingly, he believes it’s God. And not the Beatles God (or non-God) but the Jesus God. He calls it the unexplored territory of rock music. Billy is an interesting cat, self-involved and self-important, but interesting. He does make one comment about U2 being the template for Christian rock, commenting that he thinks Jesus wants us to improve. I disagree. I think DC Talk is the template for modern Christian rock and it all still sounds the same, mostly because the members of DC talk are now fronting every other band. And, to be honest, I don’t think any of them sound that bad. Maybe I’m getting old.

Regardless, very fun to watch Corgan explore these ideas and I hope, for spiritual reasons and entertainment purposes alike, it leads to some great, thoughtful music. Prayer twerking. That’s what we need. Bring your foam fingers together and bow your heads.

Donald Miller

Donald Miller

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