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Billy Corgan slams Pavement, calls them 'the death of the alternative dream'

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BILLY-CORGANImage Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesDespite all his rage, he is still just a rat in a 140-character-limit cage.

Smashing Pumpkins frontman and general unstoppable quote machine Billy Corgan took to his official twitter.com/billy# page over the weekend, unleashing a series of persnickety butterfly-winged tweet bullets after receiving the news that he would be sharing a festival bill with the recently reunited Pavement at Brazil’s Planeta Terra Festival next week.

Below, his thoughts, presented in unexpurgated real-time form:

1:50 PM Just found out SP is playing with Pavement in Brazil. It’s gonna be 1 of those New Orleans type funerals

1:51 PM I say that because they represent the death of the alternative dream, and we follow with the affirmation of life part.

1:53 PM funny how those who pointed the big finger of ‘sell out’ are the biggest offenders now…yawn. they have no love

2:00 PM by the way, we’ll be the band up there playing NEW songs because we have the love xx

It’s so Mothra vs. Godzilla, if Mothra’s band had no other original members, and Godzilla kind of never cared about Mothra in the first place! Or as my colleague Simon says, “It’s like Billy just finally got around to hearing the third verse of ‘Range Life” … again.

But what do you think, readers—should this (generally one-sided) feud continue, or should they meet up backstage in Sao Paulo, have a pitcher of caipirinhas, do some capoeira, and finally call it a truce?

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Originally posted November 15 2010 — 4:12 PM EST

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