Smashing Pumpkins Crowd-Pleasing New York Gig

Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder of the Smashing Pumpkins enlisted Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk and Killers bass player Mark Stoermer for an intense two-hour set in New York to celebrate the release of Monuments of an Elegy.
In mixing tracks from the new album with their old hits, they found that though the crowd preferred the old familiar songs, Corgan was more into the performance when performing his newer material.

Though the audience was more excited about the older songs and  our campus president Jonathan Veitch said he even shouted out requests, the band geared the show more towards the newer songs from Monuments of an Elegy, signifying that they are less focused on the past songs that got them where they are and more interested in what will come next.

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  1. Corgan talked to the audience very little other than to simply say things like “thank you” and introduce some of the songs. Through a series of technical difficulties including a bass amp that blew three times during the show, the band continued to perform and wow the audience. That is the nicest thing for the to have to offer and I know it pays really well for them too.

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