New Pumpkins single heads to "Guitar Hero"

Wed Sep 3, 2008 4:28am EDT
 
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By Antony Bruno

DENVER (Billboard) - The Smashing Pumpkins will release their new single, "G.L.O.W.," via the upcoming "Guitar Hero: World Tour" videogame.

The song will be part of a downloadable song pack, available at some point after the game's release, which will also include the Pumpkins tracks "1979" and "The Everlasting Gaze." The Pumpkins song "Today" is included in the initial soundtrack.

In addition, users will be able to play "Guitar Hero" as the likeness of frontman Billy Corgan.

In November, the Pumpkins will play 20th-anniversary shows at big venues in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and additional cities to be announced. Another run of dates focusing on the band's debut album, "Gish," are on tap for early 2009.

Reuters/Billboard

 
<p>Billy Corgan, lead singer of The Smashing Pumpkins, performs with his band during the Live Earth New York concert in East Rutherford, New Jersey July 7, 2007. The Smashing Pumpkins will release their new single, "G.L.O.W.," via the upcoming "Guitar Hero: World Tour" videogame. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>