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Moby on apologising for calling Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan a “deadbeat” who “owes him a remix”

May 1st, 2024

Moby has apologised to Smashing PumpkinsBilly Corgan for calling him a “deadbeat” who “owes him a remix”.

Back in 1997, the ‘Porcelain’ artist referred to the ‘1979’ singer as a “deadbeat” and told MTV News that Corgan owed him a remix, while on Corgan’s home turf at the Q101 Jamboree outside Chicago.

“A lot of times when I do remixes, rather than get the artist to pay me, I work on a barter system,” Moby told the outlet. “Right now my debtors, people who owe me, are Soundgarden and the Smashing Pumpkins, I did remixes for them and they didn’t pay me anything for them.”

He continued: “We did it with the understanding that they were supposed to do a remix for me, but unfortunately…with the Smashing Pumpkins I did a year and a half ago, and every time I see Billy I ask him where my remix is, but I can understand he’s kind of busy.”

Moby, Billy Corgan and girlfriend Yelena during MTV After Party at the Hudson Hotel at Hudson Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

Now, Moby has opened up about his statement in a new interview with Stereogum. After being asked about his general history will the Smashing Pumpkins frontman, Moby responded: “I’ve had this problem — I’ve had many problems — but one of my problems is that I think I’m being funny, and I end up offending people by trying to be funny.”

“That’s sort of what happened with Eminem. I thought I was making a joke, and he didn’t take it that way,” he added: “With Billy, I jokingly said, ‘Yeah, Billy Corgan’s a deadbeat. He owes me a remix.’ To me, that’s funny. But I’ve learned I should just simply not make jokes. It just gets me into trouble.”

The artist also went on to say that he has never bore him any ill will and explained ” It was just that frustration of wanting to explain to someone, ‘I was making a joke, I’m sorry, it got interpreted badly.’”

Elsewhere, Moby recently responded to Lana Del Rey‘s claim that he has “a mind like a steel trap” after he recalled a date between the pair in his memoir.

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