Billy Corgan and company celebrated The Smashing Pumpkin’s 30th Anniversary on Thursday (August 2nd) in New Jersey and decided to have a party with some friends, on stage.
First Chino Moreno of The Deftones got on stage and performed the Pumpkin’s songs “Bodies” and “Snail”
After members of The Killers came up for “Cherub Rock” and “1979” The most bizarre thing of the night happened. Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray got on stage and they did Sugar Ray’s “Fly” followed by a cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking The Law.” What’s his connection to the Pumpkins? Apparently he helped with some of the visuals for the tour.
Then Billy’s ex-girlfriend and the widow of Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love got on stage and they performed 2 Hole songs that Bill Corgan had co-written, “Celebrity Skin’ and “Malibu.” She stayed and helped out on the Pumpkin’s most well known hard rock song “Bullet With Butterfly Wings.”
The final guest of the evening was Peter Hook from Joy Division and New Order whose son Jack Bates is the Pumpkin’s touring bassist.
The Everlasting Gaze
Stand Inside Your Love
Bodies (with Chino Moreno) (First performance since 2008)
Snail (with Chino Moreno) (First full band performance since 2000)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin cover)
Cherub Rock (with Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer of The Killers)
1979 (with Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer of The Killers)
Fly (Sugar Ray cover) (with Mark McGrath) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Breaking the Law (Judas Priest cover) (with Mark McGrath) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Celebrity Skin (Hole cover) (with Courtney Love) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Malibu (Hole cover) (with Courtney Love)
Bullet With Butterfly Wings (with Courtney Love)
Age of Consent (New Order cover) (with Peter Hook) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Transmission (Joy Division cover) (with Peter Hook and Davey Havok)
Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover) (with Peter Hook, Davey Havok, and Courtney Love) (Live debut by Smashing Pumpkins)
Baby Mine (Betty Noyes cover)
The Smashing Pumpkin’s Shiny and Oh So Bright “reunion” tour will enjoy two nights in their hometown of Chicago August 13th & 14th.