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Smashing Pumpkin’s Corgan blame-games iTunes

Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan launched a scathing attack on iTunes, blaming the service for his decision not to release a full album ever again in future.

The Smashing Pumpkins won’t release another album in future, the singer said, “We’re done with that. There is no point. People don’t even listen to it all. They put it on their iPod, they drag over the two singles and skip over the rest.”

Corgan says the future of music releases won’t include the album format, but that artists will choose to release single tracks instead. “The listening patterns have changed,” he said.

“So why are we killing ourselves to do albums, to create balance and do the arty track to set up the single? It’s done.”

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Smashing Pumpkins prep ‘Guitar Hero’ single

Activision has announced that The Smashing Pumpkins will debut their new single G.L.O.W. exclusively in Guitar Hero World Tour.

This is interesting as it is the first time a major act has released a single through a computer game. The Smashing Pumpkins have sold over 30 million albums across the band’s career. The song will be made available in other formats following its appearance within Guitar Hero.

The new track will be bundled with two other rocking Smashing Pumpkins hits, “1979” and “The Everlasting Gaze,”.
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Stones go Universal, Pumpkins sue for digital

Interesting stuff, no time.

Stones
The Rolling Stones have left EMI to sign a long-term deal with Universal Music Group (UMG).
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Pumpkins
Two former members of the Smashing Pumpkins sued Virgin Records yesterday, saying the label shut them out of profits after signing a deal with the rock band’s frontman, Billy Corgan.
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