The Smashing Pumpkins Debut New Lineup, Bowie Cover, “Fuck You Anderson Cooper” T-Shirts In Chicago

At their show at Chicago’s Thalia Hall on Wednesday night, the Smashing Pumpkins debuted a new band lineup, played a bunch of songs live for the first time (including a cover of David Bowie’s “Fame”), and started selling merchandise that addresses Billy Corgan’s recent beef with Anderson Cooper. The new lineup — which features Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk and the Killers’ Mark Stoermer — debuted some Monuments To An Elegy tracks live, including the already released “Being Beige,” “One And All,” “Tiberius,” and “Drum + Fife,” along with a new one called “Monuments.” The merch that they sold was a t-shirt featuring a picture of Corgan’s cats Mr. Thom and Sammi in bowties with the words “Fuck You Anderson Cooper” written on it. That’s the t-shirt above, and you can see them perform “Silverfuck” and Bowie’s “Fame” and check out a setlist below.

“Fame” (David Bowie cover)


“One And All” (live debut)
“Being Beige” (live debut)
“Tiberius” (live debut)
“Tonight, Tonight”
“Drum + Fife” (live debut)
“Glass And The Ghost Children”
“Stand Inside Your Love”
“Monuments” (live debut)
“Bullet With Butterfly Wings”
“Fame” (David Bowie cover)
“Burnt Orange-Black”

Monuments To An Elegy is out 12/9.

[Photo via Twitter.]