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The SMASHING PUMPKINS Announced A Reunion Tour… Sort Of: WMMR.com
As expected, the Smashing Pumpkins announced a tour today that will draw songs from their first five albums. The Shiny and Oh So Bright tour will feature three-quarters of the original Pumpkins lineup, with singer Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin together for the first time in almost 20 years. Original bassist D’arcy Wretzky will not be a part of the tour. The video announcing the tour features the two girls (now grown women) who were on the cover of 1993’s Siamese Dream.
The Smashing Pumpkins will come to Philadelphia on Saturday, July 28th at the Wells Fargo Center. Tickets go on sale next Friday, February 23rd at 10am. Details on how to win your way in to the show are posted HERE.
MUSE Debut New Song and Video: Rolling Stone
Muse is nowhere near finished their eighth studio album, but today they gave a taste of what’s to come with the track “Thought Contagion”, and a video to go with it. The song is the second single from their yet-to-titled LP after “Dig Down,” which came out last year. Dropping sporadic singles is a departure from the band’s standard practice of withholding all music until an album is complete.
Muse singer Matt Bellamy says this song is about “how other people’s thoughts, ideas and beliefs can infect your mind, get into your head and change the way you think.”
Watch Olympic Skaters Perform to DISTURBED: Loudwire
Last night at the Winter Olympics, the French free skating team of Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres performed to Disturbed‘s cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence”. David Draiman’s voice amplified the drama of their figure skating routine and their performance on the ice ended up going viral. The pair did not take home any medals, but they walked away with a respectable 5th place.