Corgan listed his rock-leaning musical influences David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and The Beatles, but he appreciates how pop stars like Halsey and Lady Gaga have been leaning into other genres in a "musical world that I dreamed of."
"I think the good news is that we're now in, or we've entered into, the musical world that I dreamed of. Which is that you hear pop artists like Halsey doing almost alternative tracks. You see Gaga doing a country album," Corgan said of their output. "I mean, artists really should explore the space, and if they're gifted enough, they should be able to pull it off. If they're not, that's okay too."