Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan chose not to allow a planned reissue of the Singles soundtrack to go ahead because of decisions the record label made about promoting the 1992 compilation. He explains, “We put the song Drown on there. They were pushing Alice In Chains’ song Would which is a classic, it’s a great song. They were pushing that, but Drown actually started to get traction at radio, it was actually our first song that had momentum at radio, and Epic killed the song, because they didn’t want it to take away from Alice In Chains.
“They killed our single to make sure that it wouldn’t hurt Alice In Chains’ thing. I can’t complain, because I love Alice In Chains, and I’m friends with Jerry Cantrell, and it’s all good. But what I’m saying, that’s the kind of stuff nobody ever hears about. Where actually, in the old record business, and they still do it, you’ll kill something where it makes no sense.
“Why would you kill something that is working, and working with the public? So that song actually didn’t become as big as it would have become because the record company that held the copyright killed it.”
He continues, “My only revenge was when they came back 20 years later and they wanted to do the reissue of it, and they asked for their demo, and I told them to f*** off. Slight revenge, I took money out of my own pocket, but that’s the way it goes.”