Ex-Marilyn Manson keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy has taken aim at Billy Corgan in a series of Facebook comments, describing the Smashing Pumpkins frontman as “arrogant” and “whiny” while also claiming that Trent Reznor doesn’t like him.
Gacy – aka Pogo, real name Stephen Gregory Bier Jr – was a member in Manson’s band from 1989 to 2007. He made headlines last year after saying that Kurt Cobain should “burn in hell” for being a “fucking thief”.
“I told you he was an arrogant piece of sh*t, why do you think Trent Reznor and I hate his f*cking guts?” he wrote in replies to fans, adding that “nothing in the field of douchery that [Corgan] does would surprise me”.
Reznor told NME in 2007 that he was “never a big Smashing Pumpkins fan” and had never heard any music by Corgan “that would make me want to care”.
Gacy also argued that while Corgan “did a few good things in the early days with Smashing Pumpkins”, he has since released “a whole bunch of s*** music”. “I certainly don’t think he’s all that talented,” Gacy then said.
“He’s always been a piece of s*** every time I’ve met his arrogant-yet-whiny ass,” read another comment from Gacy.
“I’ve never met a person, who has met him in real life like I have, who’s not found him to be a complete f****** arrogant whiny piece of s***… sorry to keep repeating the same phrases… I need to buy a thesaurus.”
Gacy went on to claim that Corgan “thinks he’s Brian Eno”, saying that while Eno is a “humble, decent, human being who actually does make art and experimental music”, Corgan “is a walking, talking, piece of human feces that makes faux art and bullsh*t noise!”
Corgan was previously said to have operated as an unofficial “consultant” on Marilyn Manson’s 1998 album ‘Mechanical Animals’, but Gacy has now said that “the majority” of the record was “written long before Billy Corgan ever showed up”.
“Don’t believe everything you read, especially when it comes out of the mouth of Billy Corgan or Brian Warner,” Gacy warned.
Billy Corgan recently hit back at the “misrepresentation” of the Smashing Pumpkins reunion in an Instagram post, promising that “the truth will win out in the end”.