Smash Mouth Call Out Billy Corgan Lying To ‘Feed His Ego’

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In a new 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 The offer was withdrawn and then given to Smash Mouth, who recorded a version of the Monkees’ “I’m A Believer.”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.”

View Smash Mouth’s tweet below.