Smashing Pumpkins Pitch for Sweet Relief



Including the release
of their new single. And they recently put on a highly successful benefit concert.


By Blurt Staff


Yesterday the Smashing Pumpkins issued new track “Spangled” exclusively as a free
download for 24 hours through the website for The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund:
It’s now available today (Wednesday,
September 15) at where a widget is also offered that enables fans to host the song anywhere on
the web.


The band’s highly active in the Sweet Relief community, in
fact. When fans went to the Sweet
Relief website, they were encouraged to donate to the organization,
although it is not a requirement to contribute money when freely downloading
the song. The Sweet Relief Musicians
Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial
assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends
meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.  Visitors
to the site who donate $10.00 (or more) to the Sweet Musicians Relief Fund can
also enter a raffle to win a Fender “Billy Corgan Stratocaster” custom guitar
that will be signed by the musician.


The Pumpkins
recently raised over $80,000 at their sold-out benefit concert July 27 at Chicago’s Metro for Matthew Leone, bassist for Chicago band Madina
Lake. The money is going
to the Matthew Leone Fund at Sweet Relief and is helping to pay for the ongoing medical care needed for the musician who this
past June was hospitalized with severe brain trauma after intervening to
stop a woman he passed on the street from being beaten by her husband.





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