The Smashing Pumpkins filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Virgin Records after the label used the band's name in a "Pepsi Stuff" promotion without permission. Billy Corgan and crew are alleging Virgin had no right to involve the band in promotional deals and that the only deal in place with Virgin is the label's right to sell digital downloads of the band's songs. In the lawsuit, the Pumpkins say they would "never grant such authority to Virgin, or any other entity" and that the Pepsi deal threatens their "artistic integrity." Virgin, who has counted Smashing Pumpkins on its roster for seventeen years, have yet to comment on the suit.
Smashing Pumpkins Sue Virgin Records Over Pepsi Promotion
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