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Smashing Pumpkins new album “Shiny and Oh So Bright” only hits No. 54 on the Billboard 200… ouch… not so good…

Interesting. Ever since the so-called Smashing Pumpkins reunion has been announced, it has been the most over-hyped and most talked about reunion. After all this hype and a big tour, the new Smashing Pumpkins studio album flopped in the Billboard Charts only making it on 54 on the Top 200.

Smashing Pumpkins’ reunion album debuts at No. 54 on Billboard 200 chart

Damn. Not good.

Not surprising, though because it really does seem like people have lost interest in the Smashing Pumpkins. Why? I’m reading a lot that the band can’t fill up arenas and tickets aren’t selling well. I’ve read that Billy admitted that fans have left Pumpkins shows in the middle of their set. Now I’ve seen that their new record has bombed in sales.

Why is it that people are losing their interest in the Smashing Pumpkins? Well, I totally blame it on the Billy vs. D’arcy feud. That’s the big one. That little feud may have turned a lot of people away from the band. Billy Corgan’s ego may have turned a lot of people off. On top of that, another big reason why I think people no longer care about the band is ’cause they want D’arcy back in. I’ve said in the past before that it’s not a real Pumpkins reunion without the founding members that started it. D’arcy should have been in the band. If she was in it then maybe the tour and the new album would have been more successful?

I also believe that people are losing interest in the band is ’cause maybe the band are no longer good like they used to? I listened to the 8 new songs of the new album in youtube and I’ll be honest, I was disappointed in the new album. The new album didn’t thrill me at all so I probably won’t bother buying it.

Another reason the reunion tour is flopping like hell is probably ’cause the shows are too fucking long! The Smashing Pumpkins put on a huge tour and all of their shows on the tour are 3 hours or over. I can’t blame people for leaving the gigs ’cause they were probably getting tired and their ears were ringing badly. I also believe the new concerts are pretty gimmicky at best. I understand that Billy is all about art and theater like but all the costumes, the big screens, ridiculous stage lights and all that stuff are unnecessary.

Also, having Courtney Love special guesting on the tour probably turned people away. Courtney Love, seriously? I’ve seen the Courtney Love performance with the Pumpkins in youtube and she definitely looked like she was on drugs or something. She was performing horrible. She couldn’t sing for shit.

There’s too many reasons why the band is flopping in their tour and album… those are just some I can think of.

I love the Pumpkins, don’t get me wrong but the band has been disappointing me a lot as of late. The way they treated D’arcy pretty much did it to me. I still do support the band, though ’cause I still love their first three albums. Their first three albums: “Gish”, “Siamese Dream” and “Mellon Collie” are all classics. I always love those albums. I thought “Adore” was pretty good too, though.

It’s sad to see where the Pumpkins are right now. I don’t like it.

Kev

 

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Congrats to Metallica. Their new album, “Hardwired to Self Destruct” is no. 1 on Billboard 200…

I’ve always believed that rock & metal can make another comeback. It’s possible that rock & metal can take over the industry again just like the good old 90’s. It’s very rare that a metal album makes no. 1 in the Billboard 200 since pop & rap is still dominating but metal can be no. 1 again.

http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200

I still haven’t gotten the new album yet but will pick up a copy when I do my Christmas shopping which should be soon. I think I’m gonna get this album on physical CD instead of digitally. I want the cover and booklet and all.

Kev

Congrats, Queens of the Stone Age, who are billboard kings!!!

It’s hard to believe but this is for reals! A rock n’ roll band no. 1 on the Billboard! QOTSA’s newest album, “Like Clockwork”, made Billboard history by knocking off Daft Punk off the no. 1 spot. Yes, out of their 6 albums… they never made a no. 1 record until now — even their other iconic album, “Songs for the Deaf”, wasn’t a no. 1 record. Sometimes it takes a long time to get there and I’m pretty sure these guys never expected this to happen. I’m sure this surprised the hell out of Josh and the guys.

I was never that big on QOTSA but I do have their “Songs for the Deaf” album which is an amazing album btw. I haven’t got their new album yet which I will soon.

Rock n’ roll needs a new revolution here. I’m tired of fake pop, country, and rap artists taking over the industry. Rock is trying to comeback but fails. QOTSA making a no. 1 album is proof that rock still can get big again.

Remember the 90’s when grunge and metal were taking over the Billboard like crazy? A rock take-over can happen again. Josh is a talented singer and songwriter, can’t deny that at all. I’ve always admired him. He’s unique and different. Glad all the kids finally decided to listen to some great music for a change. Guys who plays real instruments and writes their own songs.

If the people in American music can pay attention to more rock bands instead of Justin Bieber, we can have a great music industry again!

Kev