Reunited Smashing Pumpkins Had ‘Terrifying’ Scare: ‘Everyone Saw Their Lives Flash Before Their Eyes’


Linda Strawberry discussed The Smashing Pumpkins reunion photoshoot in a new Instagram post. The photoshoot took place in Los Angeles earlier this month with Pumpkins members Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and Jeff Schroeder to promote the Shiny and Oh So Bright summer 2018 North American tour.

“This @smashingpumpkins promo shot was taken by —-> @oliviabee – 📸 who is so amazing and I’m so excited she was able to come shoot the band. This was taken at this wild eccentric location I found called MoonFire Ranch – the thing about this location is that it is only accessible by a dirt road.

Not just any dirt road…this road was TERRIFYING. I grew up driving mountain roads but this was pretty narrow and on a cliff. Everyone saw their lives flash before their eyes. And all day we all knew we had to go back the same way we came… what an adventure. Look up that place you’ll see what I mean. 😂 #smashingpumpkins #oliviabee.”

Moonfire Ranch is a premiere Los Angeles venue with a storied and star-studded history beginning with S&H Green Stamp heir Lewis Beach Marvin III purchasing this Topanga Canyon mountain property in 1957 to becoming one of the most recognizable backdrops for movies, photo shoots and music videos in Southern California.

Moon Fire Temple is a sacred garden temple located in the Santa Monica Mountains with a 360 degree panoramic view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Malibu and the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.

The temple was built for the 1966 Paul Newman film, Harper, and is featured prominently as The Temple in the Clouds. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Doors performed at the Moon Fire Temple regularly during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Artists who have featured their work include; Andy Warhol, David Nelson Rose, Bon Jovi, Mastodon, Thrill Kill Cult, 80’s hairband Dokken’s music video “Walk Away”, Tommy Chong in Far Out Man and numerous Playboy shoots.

The hourly rated to use Moonfire Ranch is $350, with a minimum of 8 hours.

  • Cody Devere

    Linda Strawberry, what a beacon of openness and truth…and dangerous driving. She’ll soon be exiled for such a “betrayal of loyalty.”

  • Jason Newstedt

    No D’arcy, no Smashing Pumpkins. It’s just that simple.

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