Billy Corgan Says Tommy Lee Has Turned the Smashing Pumpkins into ‘Supersonic Pumpkins’


Story by Cat Badra

Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee is playing drums on some new Smashing Pumpkins tunes

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has tapped Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee to play drums on the band’s new music, and according to Corgan, the recording is going along swimmingly. In a new post on the Smashing Pumpkins’ official blog, Corgan says the songs “sound epic in a way that is indescribable” with Lee on drums.

“I guess I could toss off hyperbole after pronoun, but it would sell short what I like to call ‘Supersonic Pumpkins,’ Corgan wrote, “which is a descriptor in itself. Tommy hits the drums in a crushing manner, but as many fans know this is not without nuance or reaction; as he has a fantastic ear for music and plays with the songs in a means that only enhances excitement.”

Corgan went on to compare Lee’s drumming to John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, “where heavy drums can sound soft and expressive. Good company indeed!”

Smashing Pumpkins are planning to release not one, but two new albums, both arriving in 2015 via BMG.

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