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Smashing Pumpkins go Pay-per-view
Smashing Pumpkins
Billy Corgan will pilot a new video webcast project

Smashing Pumpkins have launched a scheme where fans can watch singer Billy Corgan at work in the studio.

Customers can subscribe to the web video updates for a period of 12 weeks at a cost of $40 [£27].

According to the band's official website at least 25 minutes of "updates" will be broadcast each week.

In a post on the site Corgan said: "I am excited to make this offer to anyone who might be interested in what goes on behind the wizard's curtain."

Project explanation

In a statement Corgan added: "The goal is to create a working model that is not profit motivated but rather information and access motivated.

"In exchange for a fixed resource base fans will be let inside in an unprecedented way to the creative process of preparing to make the next SP album while also inspiring an inter-active dialogue that will help shape the work."

However, it is also added that, if fan interest is not great enough the project will be "set aside."

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