Billy Corgan is embarking on a cross-country road trip to film a documentary about America and potentially dredge up material for a new album. Watch Roger Waters, Billy Corgan Perform ‘Comfortably Numb’ The Smashing Pumpkins frontman outlined the project in a note on his website, People and Their Cars , which will wind its way from Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to the “wastefulness and common cruelty” of the contemporary West to his own desire to reclaim the truth by exploring America’s past. To complete the project, Corgan is asking fans for suggestions on where he and his friend Justin should go, what they should see and who they should talk to. Noting his grandfather once worked as a coal miner, Corgan wrote, “We’ll be much more taken with documenting the stories of an elderly class that can share impressions of the country as it once was; good, bad, or indifferent.” To further elicit the past, Corgan requested invitations to “old-fashioned parlors and the like,” and promised to bring a guitar and play a few songs in return. Always thinking in epic terms — and with the Smashing Pumpkins’ In Plainsong tour around the corner — Corgan said he hopes to sketch the beginnings of the documentary during this first excursion.
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Rihanna has debuted her long-awaited, highly-anticipated eighth album Anti . It is her first full-length LP since 2012’s Unapologetic and is currently only available to stream and download on Tidal . Rihanna Teases Impending ‘Anti’ With Odd Ads, Mobile Site The Tidal-only deal means that the LP will exclusively stream on the site for one week. A 16-track deluxe version will be released on Friday, January 29th. Rihanna first indicated the album’s imminent release earlier this week when she posted a photo of herself wearing Dolce & Gabbana headphones on Twitter with the caption “Listening to Anti .” Later, Billboard reported that a release of the full LP was imminent and a new single, “Work” featuring Drake, was released on Wednesday. Following the release of “Work,” streaming site Tidal accidentally posted the album before taking it down just a few minutes later. With the streaming leak came the track list as well as the circulation of song clips on Twitter amongst fan sites who were quick enough to spot the leak. Since Unapologetic , the Barbadian pop star has gone on two tours, including her 2013 Diamonds World Tour and co-headlining North American trek with Eminem, 2014’s Monster Tour. She began teasing an imminent release of her eighth LP in early 2015 with the release of the trap-folk single “FourFiveSeconds,” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney. She followed the star-studded track with “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “American Oxygen.” All three singles were released in the spring and noticeably absent from the final track list for Anti. . Rihanna kept fairly quiet about the album’s release until the fall when she began promoting the album through cryptic, Samsung-sponsored ads — AntiDiaRy — and debuting the cover art in a flashy Los Angeles event. Over the course of the waiting period for the album, two songs originally written for Anti but rejected by the singer were even released as singles by other artists, including “Go” by Grimes and “Cheap Thrills” by Sia. In February, Rihanna will launch a massive Anti world tour
Kanye West let out a series of searing and since-deleted tweets against Wiz Khalifa on Wednesday afternoon in response to Khalifa’s claims that West ripped off Harlem and “wavy” rapper Max B by changing the title of his long-awaited album from Swish to Waves . Kanye West to Debut ‘Swish’ at Madison Square Garden After tweeting out an updated track list for Waves , West began responding to Khalifa’s Tuesday night comments. “Oh niggas must think I’m not petty cause I’m the best that’s ever made music,” West wrote before mentioning Khalifa by name in his next tweet. From there, West’s lengthy series of scathing comments on Khalifa took multiple turns, beginning with West claiming that the “See You Again” rapper “stole [his] whole shit from [Kid] Cudi” and that Khalifa “let a stripper trap” him, referring to model and author Amber Rose, who dated West before marrying Khalifa. He also added, “You wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me.” Rose responded to the stripper comment not long after. “Aww @kanyewest, are u mad I’m not around to play in ur asshole anymore?” she wrote, before adding “#FingersInTheBootyAssBitch.” Rose had previously been in a Twitter feud with West’s sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian, who had also used Rose’s former job as a stripper as a means to insult her. West did include a few compliments, specifically his admiration for a pair of Wiz Khalifa’s pants. “I screen grabbed those pants and sent it to my style team,” he wrote, before later saying that Khalifa dresses cool. Towards the end of the series, he noted that he does “love Wiz,” making the feud “sad.” Khalifa has responded with his own pair of tweets. First, he fact-checked West’s assumption that Khalifa had tweeted out his wife Kim Kardashian’s initials. “KK is weed fool,” Khalifa wrote