Smash Mouth Respond to Billy Corgan's Claims That Smashing Pumpkins Were Offered the 'Shrek' Soundtrack First

The band also allege they initially turned the project down
Smash Mouth Respond to Billy Corgan's Claims That Smashing Pumpkins Were Offered the 'Shrek' Soundtrack First
The iconic Dreamworks movie Shrek is many things to many people, but it's soundtrack is particularly a point of contention in the alternative music world. Following a statement from Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan that suggested he was asked to contribute music to the film before Smash Mouth, San Jose's "All Star" singers have weighed in.

Responding to a question on Twitter, someone from Smash Mouth claimed they initially rejected a request for their music to appear in the soundtrack for the animated adventure. When the band turned it down, however, they allege that Dreamworks representative Michael Austin begged them to change their mind.

As for Corgan's claim that the Smashing Pumpkins were asked to do the soundtrack before Smash Mouth, a rep from Smash Mouth said, "We assume multiple bands we're asked. If it feeds Billy's ego to think they we're [sic] first let him think that. Def would have been a darker approach."

Smash Mouth's response can be read below, where you'll also find Corgan's recent story about his own experience with the Shrek soundtrack. Here's hoping this whole thing ends positively, with a Smashing Pumpkins/Smash Mouth collaboration for Shrek 5.