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Old 05-08-07, 09:35 PM
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Photographs stolen from the Smashing Pumpkins, Thieves Jailed

Smashing Pumpkins Robbed, Thieves Jailed
Photos involving Billy Corgan, Paris Hilton, a topless woman, and the Grim Reaper leaked

July 7, the release date for the new Smashing Pumpkins album Zeitgeist, is only two months away. However, after waiting seven years since the last Smashing Pumpkins release, some zealous fans just couldn't wait sixty-something more days, and took matters into their own hands.

Last week, the band's Chicago rehearsal studio was robbed; the thieves are now in jail.

The band's management released the following statement:

"Management for the Smashing Pumpkins confirms that the band's rehearsal studio in Chicago was burglarized last week.

"The two people who are now in jail illegally gained access to the band's private space and stole various items belonging to them over the course of several hours while the band had left for the evening.

"The band's management says the group feels their rights have been violated by this crime and will always pursue their rights and the law to protect their property and the safety of themselves, their families and their fans."

So, what did the burglars steal? Money? Guitars? The album's master tapes? Nope. It appears-- though it is not officially confirmed-- that the fans stole photographs somehow associated with Zeitgeist, possibly album art or video stills. The photos were then leaked to the Pumpkins fan site Netphoria. The images include:

-- Paris Hilton posing in front of a backdrop of a bomb exploding
-- The Grim Reaper standing at a podium emblazoned with the Seal of the President of the United States, in front of a black and white Smashing Pumpkins flag
-- A person in a business suit wearing a devil mask and being crucified
-- Five blonde children saluting
-- Close-up of Billy Corgan in a hoodie
-- Billy Corgan in a hoodie, standing next to a woman with no shirt on

The Smashing Pumpkins' management's statement on the photographs was simply, "the photos are stolen goods and anyone who posts them will have to take them down."

Netphoria took down the photos and posted a statement, saying, "What this person did amounts to theft and band takes this very seriously as does Netphoria. I know everyone here is hungry for more information on the new album but this is not the way to go about it. Nobody here should condone or be supportive of the actions this individual took...The band requested the stolen pictures be removed and I believe they are well within their right to do so..."

Thanks to reader Byron Barnes for alerting us to the situation and for directing us to Netphoria.

The Smashing Pumpkins' summer tour of mostly gargantuan festivals begins May 22 in Paris.
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/articl...thieves-jailed

The interesting thing is, this whole story was started, and blew up on a fan site for the pumpkins.

It was quite the experience watching this thing grow into what it is now.
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I wouldn't fuck with Billy. He's like 6' 5" and a total beast.
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While they are in jail, Billy is going to go down there every day and sing "The Everlasting Gaze" with ten times more whine.
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I have the pictures, and the Paris Hilton one is funny.
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Publicity stunt?
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Brainstew. Share?

rdaming at the hotmail dot com?
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A friend sent me these two.

Pic 1

Pic 2
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Originally Posted by edstein
Publicity stunt?
No. The cops are involved in this now. If its fake, the pumpkins would go to jail/get charged.
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Originally Posted by edstein
A friend sent me these two.

Pic 1

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Wow, those seemed worth all the trouble.
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Shes not even showing anything...what was the point of swiping them?
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe
No. The cops are involved in this now. If its fake, the pumpkins would go to jail/get charged.
The cops were involved from the beginning, supposedly.

I really don't get the fuss either. Seems pretty fishy why anyone would just steal those pics and nothing else (and know to steal the pics - something that could/would be leaked on the googlenet).

Especially when the pictures are really just
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Total publicity stunt IMO...totally
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Originally Posted by Gcomeau
Total publicity stunt IMO...totally

There are 2 kids in jail. If the pumpkins payed for these kids to rob them, then get caught, only for being a publicity stunt, I think the pumpkins might be in trouble with the law.
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Not publicity. They'd be in jail for alllooooong time.
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I think the thieves were trying to do us all a favor...
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe
There are 2 kids in jail.
Are we sure about that? I've been looking for a police report and haven't been able to find it yet.
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Honestly, I think those pics rock. But I highly doubt they'd be in the album artwork.

Anyhow, if anybody is interested.....www.q101.com...which is the local Chicago alternative station....the DJ Sherman announced they would be playing the new pumpkins single Monday night 5/14. Time will tell if he's full of bs or not. I'm psyched.
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Originally Posted by Jason
I think the thieves were trying to do us all a favor...
Yup.

Somewhat unrelated:

At least Billy stopped wearing that black dress thing...looks like I'll have to quit calling him Uncle Fester.
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At least Billy stopped wearing that black dress thing...looks like I'll have to quit calling him Uncle Fester.
At least until he takes the hood down.

For now, you can call him a Bill Belichick copycat:

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Their album art included Paris Hilton? I suppose that's some sorta commentary on something. I sincerely hope they didn't get all political.
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Are we sure about that? I've been looking for a police report and haven't been able to find it yet.

Unless the Police are lying (there was 100,000$ bail)
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe
Unless the Police are lying (there was 100,000$ bail)
did you find a link to a police report? post it!
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Their album art included Paris Hilton? I suppose that's some sorta commentary on something. I sincerely hope they didn't get all political.
Paris is in the video. The picture of Billy and the three porn actresses is supposedly from the album art.
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