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Billy Corgan recruits Tommy Lee to drum on new Smashing Pumpkins album

on May 07, 2014, 10:03pm

Looks like Billy Corgan has found a new drummer for Smashing Pumpkins’ upcoming album, Monuments To An Elegy. Though the band’s most recent touring lineup has featured Mike Byrne behind the kit, Corgan recently hit the studio with none other than Tommy Lee. Yes, that Tommy Lee.

According to an update on the band’s website, Lee plays drums on nine songs. “Here’s a shot from the mission out west,” Corgan wrote “Just finished round 1 of tracking drums with Tommy Lee for the new the Smashing Pumpkins album. Shockla-locka-boom.”

Last week, Corgan revealed that he’s nearly finished with Monuments To An Elegy, though it isn’t expected to see light until 2015. He described the albums’ sound by saying, “think: ‘guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars;’ but more so on the epic side of things than say, grossly metallic.”

A second album, titled Day For Night, is also due out in 2015.

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Ol
May 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Where’s Mike? He’s a great drummer, I enjoy his drumming more than Tommy Lee. The Oceania lineup was great, and made some excellent music, was really hoping for more with that line-up. Billy seems to have gone a f**ked it up. Sad.

Shawngt2
May 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Corgan seemed to think something is working, obviously. He eliminates the recently new ‘Smashingpumpkins.com’ site and now has the ‘nexus’ wiping out every message on any forum before it (maybe I’m missing something with the redirection). I don’t know how many times I have to go through a ‘restructuring’ from this freakin’ guy that makes me want to go crazy! I feel like the ‘Shredder’ is just around because he is the most tolerable for Corgan and to prove to the world hey gets along with at least one person more than a year or two… I don’t know what to think anymore…! Corgan is on a constant rescue mission and that latest Sierra Swan video is complete depressing idiocy!!! GOD!