On Friday night, the Smashing Pumpkin took a break from rehearsals to join Mavis Staples at WTTW’s Chicago Tonight 25th Anniversary Benefit. The pair sang “For What It’s Worth,” “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” and “I’ll Take You There.” SmashingPumpkins.com has pics. The next day Billy went shopping at his favorite record store, Vintage Vinyl in Evanston, IL. He didn’t know it was Record Store Day, though! Just a coincidence. Billy Corgan doesn’t need a holiday to support indie record stores. In this sharp-looking impromptu Q&A, a friendly Billy is asked to share thoughts on record stores anyway. He also talks about the superiority of vinyl and the drawbacks of music blogs.
Bonus: Marnie Stern shares her “Billy Corgan story” that’s really a Courtney Love story.