SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Song Available For Free Download

A new SMASHING PUMPKINS song called "FOL" made its debut in a Hyundai car commercial that aired during the Super Bowl pre-game show this past Sunday (February 1) on NBC-TV. The track acts as the score for a new ad promoting the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Hyundai VP of marketing Joel Ewanick said that the tune "offers the perfect 'kick-off' to Super Bowl advertising."

You can now download the song for free in MP3 format at this location (free e-mail registration required).

Ironically, it was just 10 months ago — in March of 2008 — that the SMASHING PUMPKINS slapped former label Virgin Records with a lawsuit, claiming that the company used the PUMPKINS' name and music in a promotional campaign for Pepsi that supposedly damaged the group's credibility.

Frontman Billy Corgan said in a statement at the time, "We fought hard for the right to be in control of how our music is used, to avoid situations like this kind of crass commercialism and exploitation," adding that the use of the band's music in the Pepsi campaign threatened their "artistic integrity."


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