Amazon is the latest target of Billy Corgan‘s wrath.
The Smashing Pumpkins frontman called out the online retailer on Twitter and Facebook after Amazon leaked the tracklist for Adore, a reissue of the band’s 1998 album that followed up their seminal, multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. His main gripe about the leak was that it interfered with his detail-oriented roll out plan. Oh, and that the track listing is wrong.
“CORRECTION: Amazon decided to break an agreement and post track listing of ADORE first; despite assurances otherwise that asked us to wait OBVIOUSLY,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’ve had ADORE track list for 4 months, and could have posted anytime. But we try to co-ordinate these releases to balance all,” he continued, before adding “AND btw, Amazon track list is WRONG. I’m just saying…”
In effort to put Amazon in their place, Corgan will now be offering Adore for a lower price through his own website. “So all I can say is that a/ never again will I trust such promises and that b/ for now on I’ll just do right by SP peeps first and foremost We’ll post later on http://SmashingPumpkinsNexus.com how you can pre-order from us at a cheaper price, as well as special, autographed editions.”
Ever the writer, Corgan also took the time to post a manifesto on the Smashing Pumpkins’ website about the current state of the music industry.