Smashing Pumpkins Release Puff Daddy's Reworking of "Ava Adore"

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Back in 1998, the heyday of Bad Boy Records was nearly ending, though Puff Daddy (who after living a decade as P. Diddy has now returned to his roots) wouldn't have known it. Perhaps in an attempt to appeal to a broader audience, Puffy apparently crafted a reworking of a fellow 90's staple, albeit one completely disparate from the one he catered to, taking on the Smashing Pumpkins' "Ava Adore" from their album Adore, which marked their shift into the post-alternative spectrum. Coincidentally, the song would symbolize the end of their heyday as well.

For 16 years, unbeknownst to the rest of us, the Puffy remix sat on a shelf, unlistened, until now, with frontman Billy Corgan announcing a life-sized reissue of Adore. I say life-sized because it will come in the form of a box set, with seven(!!!) discs that contain 90 bonus tracks which will include home sessions, demo's that Corgan recorded alongside producer Rick Rubin, and more. God knows how much this thing will cost, which can be an indication that Corgan's recent attempts to maneuver his way back into the music scene have been futile. If, for some reason, you'd like to pre-order this massive compilation, visit If you're merely interested only in the Puffy reworking (sadly, Puffy, Biggie or Mase do not appear on the song in any form) listen below, via Rolling Stone: