Will Corgan break entirely from “the biggest manager in the world”? 3:06 pm // Monday, November 14, 2011Posted by jjb in business, news.
Who’s above us? Who’s lighting the culture on fire? Nobody. We don’t have to live in that world. We have the biggest manager in the world. He tells us we can get there, we will get there. We will crack the egg like we did in ’92, without doing something embarrassing like working with Timbaland. We will find how to do our thing and make it work. I can write songs. We’re big boys. We’ll do it.
Today, Billy Corgan and his Smashing Pumpkins are searching for new directions to the top: The band is ending its five-year relationship with Azoff, Geary, Paul (AGP) Management, which is a division of Front Line Management Group, a company under the umbrella of Live Nation Entertainment.
Irving Azoff, the “biggest manager” to which Corgan referred in 2008, is currently executive chairman of Live Nation—and Front Line is a broader entity than just AGP. We’ll have to see whether Corgan is considering other options within Front Line or if he wants a fresh start elsewhere.