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Billy Corgan Comes To His Senses, Stops Expecting People To Pay For His Music

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 17, 2009 8:40PM


The Great Pumpkin has announced he'll release the next Smashing Pumpkins album -- all 44 projected tracks of it -- piecemeal online for free. Superfans can shell out for periodic EP packages of 4 songs each, and super-duper fans can buy a box set of the whole shebang once (if?) all 44 tracks are released.

Yeah we're skeptical of this plan, and are filled with great doubt it'll actually find its way to completion, but we do have to give kudos to Corgan for embracing this business model, especially after shafting both indie stores and fans with their latest overly marketed flop. No kudos at all, though, for naming the forthcoming album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. Ick.