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Old 03-10-2016, 04:45 PM   #40
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Posted 4 hours ago on NME, the authority of all authorities of course.

Original Smashing Pumpkins line up say they 'will sue' over leaked old demos

Grunge pioneers threaten action against source of leaked demo tapes

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Smashing Pumpkins have released a statement threatening to 'sue' whoever is behind the leak of their old demos, it was announced today (March 10).

The band's original line up - consisting of Billy Corgan, James Iha, Díarcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin - have claimed that a mystery source has obtained and 'leaked' demos from the band's Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness sessions around 1995, which went on to be one of the group's biggest albums. The tracks in question are 'One and Two' (Penned by Iha) and The Tracer taken from the 'Zero' EP.

According to Alternative Nation (who still have a copy of the original statement even though the original post was deleted from the band's Facebook), which read:

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Meanwhile Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed details of an acoustic tour this spring.

The band fronted by Billy Corgan will head out on the road in the US this March and April, where they'll be joined by Liz Phair, who will open on all dates. The shows will mark Phair's first US tour in six years.

Also joining the group on the road will be original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, who was reunited with his former bandmates last year.

The tour is titled the 'In Plainsong' tour and will feature the '90s band playing a stripped-down set, creating "an evening of acoustic based music and electronic soundscapes".

Pitchfork reports that once the tour is finished, Smashing Pumpkins will return to the studio to record the follow up to 2014 album 'Monuments To An Elegy'.

The singer quit Twitter last year and in an interview with Chicago TV personality Jennifer Weigel, he claims the only people who benefit from it are celebrities such as Kim Kardashian.

"What a Kim Kardashian brings to a Twitter is worth more than four hundred people with the same amount of followers," he explained. "So they take what a Kim Kardashian brings to a Twitter. Now in Kim Kardashianís case, she can turn that and sell cosmetics or a clothing branding or whatever.

"But for people in the middle, I would put people like us, like you and me, in the middle, we donít get that same exchange. We canít turn around and get a shoe deal because we are tweeting something. So in essence, Twitter and other social media platforms take and take from something that I build."

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