What better way to welcome back Billy and Jimmy than with a stick of eyeliner. MySpace Records is organizing a Smashing Pumpkins tribute album for which participating bands will premiere their respective contributions via their MySpace pages on May 14th, followed by a CD packaged for free with the July issue of guess-which-magazine (Hint: SPIN). Just yesterday, The Academy Is…, Deftones, Hawthorne Heights, and 30 Seconds To Mars were added ot the project, making the lineup something like this:

Panic! at the Disco – “Tonight, Tonight”
(+44) – “I Am One”
The Academy Is … – “Mayonaise”
Deftones – “Siva”
30 Seconds to Mars – (track TBD)
The Bravery: “Rocket”
Young Love – “1979″
The New Amsterdams – “Thirty-Three”
Test Your Reflex – “Ava Adore”
Ben Kweller – “Today”
Hawthorne Heights – “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”
Gliss – “Rhinoceros”

Still no word on a “proper” release, though what they’ve got planned is plenty. Which song would you like to hear 30STM cover (aside from “none”)? They’re still looking for an album title, too. Got ideas? We vote: The Infinite Sadness: A Terrible Emo Tribute To The Smashing Pumpkins.

Comments (42)
  1. Kelly  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    This is terrible, just plain terrible.

  2. kylie  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    yikes. well, I am at least hoping that BK’s cover of “today” might be halfway decent…? crosses fingers…

  3. jill  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    one of these things is not like the other.

    namely, ben kweller. wtf

  4. Miles  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    . . .

    I would rather than die than hear Panic at the Disco destroy Tonight Tonight.

  5. Best title suggestion I could come up with:
    Mall-punk Collie and the Infinite Slit-wrists
    /got nothing

  6. Erin  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    Why, universe? It’s like all of time and space is intent on souring even the happy memories of my high school years.

  7. Rina  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    30stm will most likely do Disarm, it’s one of their best songs.
    Even though he’s middle aged, Jared Leto thinks he’s still an angst ridden teenager and having him sing “I used to be a little boy” would fit him quite nicely.

  8. At the risk of being told I’m HIJACKING or ticking anybody off or being told to ban myself, I’ll dare to post…

    It’s been forever since I’ve even heard the name of Smashing Pumpkins.


  9. ka-tet  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    Oh,Jeeze! Nightmare

  10. seth  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    I’d title that compilation ‘Ben Kweller Gets Lost and Wanders Into Hell’.

  11. KM  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    love Test Your Reflex…their cover should be great.

  12. iburl  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    Title Suggestion:

    “Dude! You’ve got to listen to this ROCKIN’ song that PUMPS me UP in the GYM, It’s by FALL OUT BOY! YEAH! DUDE! UNGH! It’s on my Verizon wireless phone! UNGH!: A Tribute to The Smashing Pumpkins”

  13. ka-tet  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    @ iburl
    that has to be the worst commerical in recent years. I guess it makes sense to combine the elements: meathead at the gym, fallout boy, music downloaded to a cell phone for $2.99 a track. Why does the sum of these dreadful elements dwarf each ones own indivdual annoyance?

  14. jdubs  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    to iburl:

    i hope you’re happy, asshole.

    i just laughed so hard at your comment i shat myself at work

  15. xombievox  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    Good ol’ Ben Kweller will be the gem of this. He somehow snuck in one of the best tracks on last year’s “This Bird has Flown” Beatles tribute, no easy feat on disk that housed Sufjan, Rougue Wave, and Cowboy Junkies. (and The Donnas… sigh.) His take on Revolver’s “Wait” is solid as hell, and say what you will about his underwhelming s/t disk, boy knows how to arrange. I’m down for at least that one track. Hawthorne Height covering “Bullet…” just reminds me of the Hullabalooza ep. of the Simpsons: “C’mon Lisa, depressing teenagers is like shooting fish in a barrel”.

  16. This is not the kind of Smashing Zwankins news I need to hear.

  17. aa bottom  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    Since Smashing Pumpkins spawned half these band, it’s probably poetic justice that they get covered by them (in feces, presumably).

    When the inevitable Nirvana tribute albums comes out, it will be litered with the likes of Nickleback, Puddle of Mudd, and Creed.

  18. Justin  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    Thankfully nobody is attempting to cover Geek U.S.A. I don’t know if I would be able to handle that.

  19. doggie  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    i would be interesting in hearing the ben kweller one.

  20. landrew  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    Cashina: A “Tribute” by the Enemies of Modern Music

  21. Ron  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    Plllthhhhh… that’s me pooping on this butchery.

  22. dg  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    i’d like to hear the kweller version.

  23. bryan  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    the new amsterdams aren’t bad…

  24. pauly  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2007 0

    Well, I’d rather smack my own head with a baseball bat than hear that fucking asshole playing any song from Smashing Pumpkins!

  25. Only one track from Adore, nothing from Machina (or Machina II for that matter). Good to see Gish fully represented though.

  26. dflanny  |   Posted on May 4th, 2007 0

    This makes me depressed. I love the pumpkins, but are these the types of bands they inspired?

  27. No. Just no. There’s already been really bad Pumpkin tribute albums. Do we really need to make another?

  28. Ben  |   Posted on May 4th, 2007 0

    Dear Everyone:

    Never do another tribute album ever again. Ever.

    Thank you.

  29. ec  |   Posted on May 4th, 2007 0

    The comments are so ~predickable~

    How is My Chemical Romance not on this list?

  30. Rip Tatermen  |   Posted on May 4th, 2007 0

    I would like to hear them cover Pastichio Medley.

  31. Elliot  |   Posted on May 4th, 2007 0

    Worst. Ever.
    Even Ben Kweller who i like, doesn’t belong on here. REALLY think about it. Ben Kweller covering the Smashing Pumpkins? What the hell.

    But i’m not surprised at the lineup. No offense to the hipsters, but the Pumpkins always had a pretty early-emo following too.

  32. Marsbrat  |   Posted on May 5th, 2007 0

    I personaly don’t like most of those bands ,except 30STM.I wonder if Smashing Pumpkins had any input about choosing the bands,out of all the band Jared Leto has the best voice.

  33. cass  |   Posted on May 7th, 2007 0

    Way to kill some of the best songs ever written. Fuck-shit-dammit.

    It sickens me to even THINK about it!! I order every copy of Spin to be burned. FLAARRRRRGGHHH!!!

  34. NdR23  |   Posted on May 9th, 2007 0

    Deftones are one of the only if not “the only” good band on that list..they dominate MCR and Panic at the Disco..real artists like the Deftones have every right to cover a pumpkins song..and I cant wait to hear it!!!

  35. Earnie Banks  |   Posted on May 14th, 2007 0

    Like most people agree with.. I am real excited about Ben Kweller’s Today. But i think this is a great/bad lineup. I think THe New Amsterdams(ex-get up kids) have a very chill sounds and his voice isnt as gay as all of the other bands you are afraid to hear. I really think them choosing 33 is the best thing they could do and they are gonna do s ome justice. Now i am REALLY excited about Young Love doing 1979. Not only is it a great song, but it has quite a bit of electronics and soft rock and that is perfect for Young Love. Anybody who used to like Recover should be shitting their pants about this because Dan Keyes and everyone but the drummer of recover are going to help make this a very decent version hopefully. He has a good voice and there will be no justin timberlake comparisons if we already know the fuckin melody, lyrics, and song. I also think +44(mark from blink 182) wont be so bad because he really does not have a whiny makeup wearing personality or voice or anything. I think it will be a faster melodic deeper voiced take on the song and I am somewhat excited about how that could turn out. That being said… THe rest of these bands, with exceptions of a few i have never heard, really do not deserve to be signed to a lebel at ALL. I hear high shcool bands that are more talented and more real then HH, MCR, Academy Is…, or fuckin Panic in the Disco. However back in the day i used to love finding new shit through compilations and i know that there are some songs i will like and some that i will not. Thats just the way these are set up. Plus we live in a world where we can make mixes, or own an Ipod and we wont really have to ever listen to the other songs unless we feel like ruin shit for ourselves or just talkin shit in general. Why do yall hate this soo much. In fact its free with the mag and unless you go to each bands myspace then you wont ever have to know how bad this is going to be. Get real bitches

  36. Dante  |   Posted on May 19th, 2007 0

    It will probably be called: “shut the fuck up, you bitter hipsters”

  37. flight004  |   Posted on Jun 5th, 2007 0

    the young love cover of 1979 is total adult contemporary garbage.
    crap. pure crap. ugh.
    it’s like Maroon 5 territory.

  38. pz  |   Posted on Jun 12th, 2007 0

    I like Dan Keyes’ version of 1979 way better than the Pumpkins. True, I am an adult, but we adults have way more purchasing power than you kiddies. I have never listened to the Pumpkins and therefore was not influenced by any emotional connection to them. His version is just plain better!

  39. Buttchin  |   Posted on Jun 18th, 2007 0

    The Hawthorne Heights song is probably one of the most shiteous things I have ever heard. This might be the worst record in exsistence. Who is the dumbass at Spin who made this crap mall shit lineup? And about Young Love, I thought the cover would be decent, but it is 100% Grade A crap, just like all the other covers. Bitches just need to stop.

  40. superbaked  |   Posted on Feb 24th, 2008 0



    Young love has NOTHING on the Pumpkins, and they’re cover was garbage. You suck.

    ^Buttchin rapes.

  41. not bad  |   Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 0

    My dorm mate is a *cough* *cough* big “emo”, so she bought this record and played it in our dorm so loud that my ears almost fell off. To tell the truth, I kind of like the Pumpkins, but this tribute wasn’t as bad as I or other Pumpkins fans thought. It still sucked, but not as bad. And after all, I conviced her to listen to the original songs and she ended up becoming a fan, so I guess it wasn’t all that bad after all.

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