The Smashing Pumpkins Forgotten Record

Smashing Pumpkins Debut Record “Gish” Gets Often Overlooked

When people think of the great Smashing Pumpkins records they probably think of “Siamese Dream” or “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” but what often gets forgotten about is their debut record with Producer Butch Vig “Gish.” Today we take a look at the story behind their debut record.

Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Slams Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett recently appeared on the Dean Delray podcast “Let There Be Talk” where he discussed the omission of Motorhead and Thin Lizzy from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Motorhead has been eligible since 2002, but has not made it in yet. They were most recently on the ballot but failed to receive the required votes.

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Hammett said the following on Motorhead’s exclusion:

“I really think that when things like that happen, it might be a generational thing where maybe some of the older people just don’t get it — they just don’t get it. They don’t see the range of influence and the impact and the inspiration that certain bands have. They don’t hear it, because maybe they’re part of a different generation and were told that vocals sung like that are bad. But they’re not — they’re  just another type of vocal. And [those people believe that] recordings like that have no merit. [I’ve] gotta admit, some of those Motorhead recordings are so beautifully raw.”

“For those kind of people, Motorhead is a little bit of a bitter pill. And the comprehension of it is kind of — it could be a little better comprehended. And I think that’s the problem — it’s merely a generational thing. As much as I don’t like saying that, because I think if it’s good music, it’s gonna transcend generations. But then, at certain times, people are just closed off from it from the get-go, for whatever reason. It’s just one of those things that just happens.”

The topic of conversation turned to Nine Inch Nails who are being inducted this year. Host Delray claimed that Nine Inch Nails shouldn’t be inducted before groups like Gary Numan, Devo and Kraftwerk with Hammett responding

 “If it weren’t for those bands, where would Nine Inch Nails be? It’s so that way with so many other bands too. I mean, Thin Lizzy— hell. I mean, JC, they were such a huge influence with me and all my friends and all the bands that were coming up at the same time we were, and they’re still not in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Again, maybe it’s generational. I don’t know. Maybe they just didn’t sell enough albums. Sometimes it feels like you have to sell a certain amount of albums before they would even consider you, which is, I think, a big piece of , too.”