It’s funny how many people talk shit about Billy Corgan. But this interview with Howard Stern is so interesting I can’t really convey it. If you’re interested in wildly dysfunctional families, music, culture, history, the psychology of bands and friends, drugs, and how every generation confronts aging, I am sure you’ll find this a great use of your time. It’s 90 minutes, so you can watch it in parts. As a diehard Pavement fan, I’ve never disliked Smashing Pumpkins (or Zwan, for that matter — I always liked that record, too), but I haven’t paid much attention to Corgan since Paz Lechantin left Zwan. But he’s really smart here, really level-headed, seems to be very honest, and talks about everything from Billy Chamberlain’s addiction to Jessica Simpson, from Courtney Love to his mother’s being institutionalized.