Pumpkins' Single to Debut on Guitar Hero

Bands seeking new ways to market music in tougher market
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2008 4:06 AM CDT
Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. The band will release its next single on "Guitar Hero: World Tour."   (AP Photo/Keystone,Michele Limina)
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(Newser) – The Smashing Pumpkins will release their next single, G.L.O.W., as a download for the video game Guitar Hero: World Tour, reports the  ChicagoTribune. Band front man Billy Corgan will also appear within the new version of the popular game, which is due out in a few weeks. With CD sales in freefall and radio playlists limited, bands are seeking increasingly innovative ways to market their music.