Billy Corgan Calls Lil Peep ‘His Generation’s Kurt Cobain’

Billy Corgan has described Lil Peep as the Kurt Cobain of his generation.

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman made the comparison while discussing the alternative rock band’s latest double album CYR with Upset magazine.

“This album is the result of us trying to come into the modern world,” according to Corgan. He said that rather than just use Lil Peep inspired beats (an artist who he believes was “his generation’s Kurt Cobain”), the band wanted it to feel like their own trip.

Gustav Elijah Åhr, known professionally as Lil Peep, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter and model, who died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl and Xanax in November, 2017, at the age of 21.

Cobain, best known as the guitarist, primary songwriter and frontman of the rock band Nirvana, committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27.

CYR is the Smashing Pumpkins’ first album in more than two decades featuring Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.

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