Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan recently shared in an interview with CNN on why he is through with exploring suffering in music and now pursuing God, which he thinks is "the great unexplored territory in rock and roll music."
"There's a long-established concept that gets bandied about, which is misery makes for great art," Corgan said during the Aug. 23 interview. "If you were asking a Shinto monk, I think they would laugh at this idea. You're basically saying suffering is good for business, and I don't think suffering is good for business. Crazy's good for business, suffering isn't."
When asked what he was now exploring in his music, Corgan, 46, said bluntly, "God."
The Illinois native said he believes God is the future of rock and roll, although that concept might not be readily welcomed.