The soon-to-be-ex Smashing Pumpkin writes the instrumental score to a new film...

BILLY CORGAN has written the instrumental score to a controversial new JONAS AKERLUND film - based on the SMASHING PUMPKINS video 'TRY, TRY, TRY'.

The harrowing 15-minute film, 'Try' is set in the Stockholm subway system and deals with the pitfalls of drug abuse. It centres on the two main characters from the Akerland directed Pumpkins' 'Try, Try, Try' video, 'Linda' and 'Max' . Narrated by 'Linda', it follows the day in the life of the drug dependent couple in graphic detail.

The film can be seen on the Internet for the next four weeks at the Swedish website,

The film will be shown at selected film festivals throughout the world next year, and will also be shown at the last ever Smashing Pumpkins show at the Chicago Metro on December 2.

The video for 'Try, Try, Try' caused controversy on its release earlier in the year because of its graphic portrayal of drug abuse. As a result the video was rarely played in full on mainstream television channels. Instead, it was accessible via the Smashing Pumpkins website,

The film's director, Jonas Akerlund also directed the controversial Prodigy video for 'Smack My Bitch Up' in 1997.

The Pumpkins also feature in a rather more frivolous vein on
the CMJ website.

The band take on the personas of the characters in the Charlie Brown cartoons as The Smashing Peanuts, with Corgan as Charlie Brown agonising over the rise and fall of
his band in 'A Billy Corgan Christmas'.

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