The Smashing Pumpkins were recently featured on the May cover of At: Guitar Center and in an episode of Guitar Center Sessions Live.
Inside the magazine, frontman Billy Corgan discusses his guitar heroes, the collaborative process behind 2012′s Oceania and the Pumpkins signature sound.
“I need a guitar that can play anything from ‘Tonight, Tonight’ to ‘Bullet with Butterfly Wings,’ to the song ‘Oceania’ on the new album, and that’s such a wide range of tones and textures,” Corgan told At: Guitar Center. “I’m still mostly playing the signature Strat that I did with Fender.”
Filmed in Austin, Texas, the Smashing Pumpkins played a few classics and tracks from Oceania. Watch clips of the Billy Corgan-led group performing “The Celestials” and “Pale Horse” off Oceania, in addition to a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” below.
Watch the videos below and pick up a copy of Oceania via iTunes here.
For more information, visit the Smashing Pumpkins’ official website.