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Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan game for American Idol or X Factor role

Smashing Pumpkins mainman Billy Corgan has revealed that he'd up for for being a judge on American Idol or X Factor.

Corgan told Spinner that he would "love it" if he was asked to participate on either of TV talent shows.

However, he believes that the music that opposes their pop slant - such as "hair metal" or "grunge" - should be given an airing too. He said:

"I don't have a problem with 'Idol' or 'X Factor,' I have a problem with when those things are not given the proper contextual hue. If there's an 'American Idol' there should be a proper alternative counterbalance - if there was hair metal, there was grunge, know what I mean?"




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