Billy Corgan Reacts To Smash Mouth Diss: ‘Facts Are Facts’


A few days ago we reported that in an Instagram story Q&A, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan claimed that the Pumpkins were offered to record the lead single for the 2001 film Shrek before they split up.

The song they wrote was “Untitled” and they ended up recording it in 2000 before their split up, despite it not ending up in the film. The offer was withdrawn and then given to Smash Mouth, who recorded a version of the Monkees’ “I’m A Believer.” “All Star” was also featured in the film.

Smash Mouth responded on Twitter, “Actually we said no and Michael Austin from Dreamworks kept calling. That went on for over a month. We assume multiple bands we’re asked. If it feeds Billy’s ego to think they we’re first let him think that. Def would have been a darker approach. @THE_EELS are on it & others.”

Billy Corgan has now posted about Smash Mouth’s critical comments directed towards him.

Did you see what Smash Mouth had to say about you?

“Don’t care, won’t care. Facts are facts. And the fact that we were pushed aside for what became a big hit for them is hardly a diss on the other side. And I told the band this story 16 years ago.”

I’m starting to feel guilty about throwing fuel on the Shrek fire with my ‘which song’ question!

“That’s just what Satan wants. #guilt Let it go!”