Billy Corgan Stars in an Unbelievably Stupid Furniture Commercial To Make Ends Meet and the 90s Officially End
If you're looking for one more nail to drive into the coffin of 90s alt-cred, this commercial for Walter E. Smithe Furniture in Illinois should work nicely. Not because it uses a Smashing Pumpkins soundtrack or anything: Because Billy Corgan is actually starring in the damn thing. Somehow the owners of this US furniture chain, which "makes, sells, and repairs furniture," got the original Zero to act in their commercial, which features Corgan directing pro-wrestlers to kick the snot out of some dweebs after a musical chairs dispute. Kind of makes you want to buy some furniture, right?
Corgan is pretty big in the Chicago indie wrestling world: Last year he launched a pro-wrestling promotion called Resistance Pro Wrestling. Considering that he sold his condo this week (at a loss of half a million dollars), it seems like Corgan is a bit hard up for cash, but this is just embarrassing.
The Great Korean Invasion of Keith Ape: Noisey Raps
Hailing from Seoul, South Korea, Keith Ape made hip-hop history with the international hit “It G Ma.” In this episode of Noisey Raps, we follow him and his crew as they get to know the US.
Stormzy and Muzi: From South London to South Africa
Stormzy travelled to South Africa to check out the local music scene with producer Muzi, where the pair discovered their similarities, and Stormzy learnt about gqom music and Zulu culture.
King Diamond and Slayer's Kerry King - Back and Forth
King versus King. The two metal legends talk about pivotal moments in their career, creating guitars with rubber bands, and what it's like when a fan offers to carve your logo into their skin.