ICYMI: Smashing Pumpkins House Party Gets Shut Down by Police
The Smashing Pumpkins threw a house party-- and it got shut down. The band has been gearing up for their Shiny and Oh So Bright reunion tour, which features the band’s original lineup sans former bassist D’arcy Wretzky.
In the spirit of nostalgia, they put on a house show at the same house that served as the set for their 1979 music video twenty years ago. The party was largely a success, for those in attendance. But the neighbors weren’t too keen on the noise-- LAPD came to shut down the party before the band could complete their encore performance, intended to be Siamese Dream’s “Cherub Rock.”
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan took to Instagram after the party, saying: “Great times in LaLa. Appreciation to those that came out to the Troubador. And apologies to those in Studio City for the disturbance of our nihilistic noize. ‘Twas a full moon and something just gets into the blood. And respect to the police, who let us finish the set. Mendacious as our conclusion was.”
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