Watch Smashing Pumpkins Screw Up Neil Young Cover


The Smashing Pumpkins attempted to do an impromptu cover of Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” at a recent concert in London, Ontario, but James Iha forgot how to play the chorus guitar part. You can watch video of the funny moment below.

Billy Corgan discussed his relationship with his son Augustus Juppiter, and bandmates James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, in a new PAWS Chicago interview.

Creative energy and inspiration runs deep into the bloodline for Augustus, and he is already a part of all the action, not sitting in the stands.

Corgan started his first tour since Augustus came into the world. And he seems to be in a place of professional grace. “It’s been nearly 19 years since James, Jimmy, and I recorded together, so we’ve just completed eight songs with producer Rick Rubin,” he said. “Off the heels of that we’ll be doing our first tour in 18 years, so it’s probably one of the sweetest times in the band’s long, winding history. For time has certainly shown me the deep appreciation I have for our friendships and musical family.”

He is eager to see how Augustus takes to the road. As to be expected, he’s been exposed to the music scene since infancy, going to his dad’s shows when he was too young to know what was happening. “He watches my music videos every day now, so I’m excited to see how he adapts to tour buses and arenas full of people,” Corgan said. But he has a feeling the apple hasn’t fallen very far from the tree. “My guess is he’ll very much want to come on stage to say hello or sing.”