They are a band whose music floated through a world full of flannel shirts, Furbies and Full House—when an evolution from 80s glam metal to 90s grunge was defining the start of a new decade. With a distinct MO that allowed them to transcend a general categorization in the “alternative rock movement,” The Smashing Pumpkins, while an integral part of the decade’s culture, was not confined by it.
Blunderbuss: noun 1. a short musket of wide bore with expanded muzzle to scatter shot, bullets, or slugs at close range. 2. an insensitive, blundering person. Whether Jack White intended for listeners to consider a firearm or a foolish, unfeeling person in conjunction with his debut solo album, either is ultimately fitting, as explosive energy meets messages about romantic injustice.
You can't kick off a U.S. tour with a hurt foot. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were all set to begin a new tour, but multiple injuries to frontman Anthony Kiedis' foot will have to be addressed first.