The Smashing Pumpkins are touring this fall, and there's even (shockingly) a Pittsburgh date. I'm not going, though, because it ain't the real Smashing Pumpkins without D'arcy and James Iha. I hate when bands try to pull off reunion tours when it's not even the real band.
The most egregious instance of this, of course, was when Axl Rose and a bunch of nobodies went on tour a few years ago and called themselves Guns N Roses. I despise Axl Rose. I'm sick of reading about how everyone is waiting for his record to come out. I've been reading this since the late '90s. Enough already. When it comes to Chinese Democracy, put me in the 'I couldn't care less' camp.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007