May 14, 2007
MySpace Creates Smashing Pumpkins Tribute Compilation
MySpace, in collaboration with Spin Magazine, today announced the upcoming release of a MySpace Smashing Pumpkins Tribute project featuring bands influenced by the legendary alternative rock act. MySpace, in collaboration with 10 bands, compiled the most meaningful Pumpkins tracks for each band to record and include on the album honoring the band's contribution to the music industry. The multi-platform compilation is MySpace's first tribute album.
"The Smashing Pumpkins is one of the most influential bands of the MySpace generation," states Tom Anderson, co-founder and President of MySpace. "We're thrilled to honor the Pumpkins with the company's first tribute album."
The MySpace Smashing Pumpkins Tribute project will be released online on Friday, May 18 through June 18 on each of the participating band's MySpace profiles.
Through a partnership with Spin Magazine, the Smashing Pumpkins tribute CD will be included free with their July newsstand issue on sale June 26. The issue will also include an editorial feature on the Tribute project including conversations with the bands on their involvement with the compilation and the Pumpkins' influence on their careers.
"Having had the unique perspective of playing in the band for two and a half years, I know firsthand what an amazing band the Smashing Pumpkins are," said Matt Walker, former Pumpkins band member and project contributor on the track, "Signal To Noise" by The Most Dangerous Race. "I think their scope has still yet to be fully appreciated. It is nearly non-existent for a band to be that successful and at the same time be so artistically challenging and uncompromising in their vision. I have been given a great opportunity to record a new song written for, but not included on, Zeitgeist. It is an honor as a friend and a fan to contribute to this MySpace compilation."
Completed track list includes:
The Academy Is, "Mayonnaise" http://www.myspace.com/theacademyis
The New Amsterdams, "Thirty-Three" http://www.myspace.com/thenewamsterdams
Panic! At The Disco, "Tonight, Tonight" http://www.myspace.com/panicatthedisco
+44, "I Am One" http://www.myspace.com/plus44
Young Love, "1979" http://www.myspace.com/younglove
Ben Kweller, "Today" http://www.myspace.com/benkweller
Test Your Reflex, "Ava Adore" http://www.myspace.com/testyourreflex
The Bravery, "Rocket" http://www.myspace.com/thebravery
Gliss, "Rhinocerous" http://www.myspace.com/gliss
Most Dangerous Race "Signal to Noise" http://www.myspace.com/themostdangerousrace
Additional details on the MySpace Smashing Pumpkins Tribute project will be available shortly.
MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc., is the premier lifestyle portal for connecting with friends, discovering popular culture, and making a positive impact on the world. By integrating web profiles, blogs, instant messaging, e-mail, music streaming, music videos, photo galleries, classified listings, events, groups, college communities, and member forums, MySpace has created a connected community. As the second ranked web domain in terms of page views(a), MySpace is the most widely-used and highly regarded site of its kind and is committed to providing the highest quality member experience. MySpace will continue to innovate with new features that allow its members to express their creativity and share their lives, both online and off. MySpace's international network includes localized community sites in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Latin America, and MySpace en Espanol.
(a) Among the top 2000 domains comScore Media Metrix, April 2007. For more information on comScore Networks, please go to http://www.comscore.com.