As Billy Corgan says, in 2023, the gatekeepers are gone, and people recognize the real bands. 

Billy Corgan has discovered a positive aspect of contemporary life. 

The infamously cynical Smashing Pumpkins frontman frequently bemoans the state of the music business in the present day, 

but in a recent Apple Music interview with Zane Lowe, 

Corgan mentioned one area of the business that makes him pleased. 

The gatekeepers are dead, and people are now discovering who the actual bands are, which is what he likes about the future, 

he tells Lowe. Consequently, "you know when I used to make the case for Echo and the Bunnymen, or Sisters of Mercy, 

or Siouxsie and the Banshees, or anything, people were like, 'yes yes whatever, 

but....' They were aware of the band that was the knockoff and had sold a lot more CDs, of course. 

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