photos by Jen Maler
"Billy Corgan says something about being our rock n roll puppet, still has beef w/ Pavement, mimes puppet him killing "guy from Pavement"" - BrooklynVegan
"LOL, one guess at the only thing @BrooklynVegan cared about from tonight's show. It's just too easy for Billy to troll the indie bloggers..." - Hipsters United (a blog about the Smashing Pumpkins)
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan had one message for long-time fans last night: I'm sorry.Smashing Pumpkins kicked off the week long Zync-sponsored SPIN parties at Terminal 5 last night, Monday, July 26th. And Billy did in fact make that apology, and said the bit about Pavement.
The indie rocker issued the apology for reasons that remained unclear Monday night during a sold-out performance at Spin magazine's 25th anniversary concert at Terminal 5.
"For the old-school fans, sorry for what I've done to you," lamented the crooner, who headlined the event.
"We love you guys. Thank you so much." [NBC]
Don't forget that all five SPIN shows, including tonight's Flaming Lips show, are streaming online. For part of the show last night I was watching the stage with one eye, and the live video they were capturing with the other (on a TV screen), and the video was actually more fun to watch. They were doing a great job thanks in part to the serious set up they have going on with cameras flying over people's heads and on stage and in the photo pit.
The venue was decked out with SPIN magazines - on tables and pasted on the walls along with "Zync Zones" and other sponsor stuff.
It's hard to get past the new band, and I wasn't really expecting much from the Billy Corgan show, but they sounded and looked (lights, stage setup, outfits) good. There was lots of wailing by Billy and a bunch of highlights in the set list, which you can see below with more pictures and some videos (grabbed from the stream) from the show...
The Jim Jones Revue also played this show.
The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock (Live at Terminal 5 NYC ~ 07-26-2010)
The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight (Live at Terminal 5 NYC ~ 07-26-2010)
The Smashing Pumpkins Concert at Terminal 5, New York, NY, USA Setlist on July 26, 2010
1. Astral Planes
2. Ava Adore
4. As Rome Burns
5. A Song for a Son
8. Bullet With Butterfly Wings
9. United States
10. Bleeding The Orchid
12. Cherub Rock
13. That's the Way (My Love Is)
15. Stand Inside Your Love
17. Tonight, Tonight