Billy Corgan has a new gig … he’s doing commercials for a Chicago area furniture store. The next time you’re in the area, you may want to check out the local TV for the Walter E. Smithe furniture company. The commercial shows employees playing musical chairs with Billy, but then a wrestling match breaks out. We all know that Billy has a love for the sport as he’s involved with Resistance Pro wrestling … some wrestlers from that group also appear in the spot. The Smashing Pumpkings front man did the commercial for a $50,000 donation to a Chicago animal welfare charity. It’s on YouTube, watch below or at this link.
They didn't say that
A few weeks ago, there was this story in Esquire magazine that quoted the unnamed Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden. In that interview he talked about how the US Military would play Metallica songs for terror suspects before they began interrogations. The man identified only as “The Shooter” also said that when Metallica found out, they requested their music not be used. Well, now, Metallica is saying they never commented to the military about that. That calls into question the whole story, if you ask me. In the Esquire story, “The Shooter” said that instead of using Metallica, they ended up using Demon Hunter music, something Demon Hunter says has given them more press requests than they can handle.
Ten sells 10 million
What’s it like to sell 10 million copies of an album? Just ask Pearl Jam. Billboard reports that the bands debut album Ten just sold 10 million copies. It’s only the 22nd album to breach that threshold since Nielsen SoundScan begin tracking numbers in 1991. Not bad for a grunge band from Seattle.
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