Billy Corgan Excited About Tommy Lee On Smashing Pumpkins Album

05/12/2014
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(hennemusic) Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan is raving about his experience in the studio with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, who is set to appear on the band's work-in-progress new album, "Monuments To An Elegy."

The news broke this past week when Corgan posted a photo of the pair in the studio, and now he has released a statement about the sessions and how Lee became involved in the project.

"The notion to reach out to T Lee came from The Shredder [Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder] , who in hearing me say 'we really need to get someone like Tommy to play on this song' said, "well, why don't we reach out to him?" posted Corgan. "And let me tell you something: I've had the fortune of being in the room with some of the all-time greats, and when you're that close to someone who is the best at what they do you gain insight into the way they are able to communicate to so many. Let's call it a universal language (which music is, obviously), and in applying it with heart/soul they present intangibles that give dimension and depth to a composition which otherwise would not be as kaleidoscopic."

"So on flying out a few weeks ago," Corgan continued, "I presented T Lee with the idea, played him all the songs that I'd worked hard to finish, and discussed the way we'd be most comfortable finding common ground in the studio. Which explains the rush to prepare the arrangements for him to drum on, and also our keeping the work under wraps; so that nothing and nobody could influence the process."

"I'm also happy to report that not only did we have a blast, but the 9 'MONUMENTS' songs sound epic in a way that is indescribable," added Corgan. "I guess I could toss off hyperbole after pronoun, but it would sell short what I like to call 'Supersonic Pumpkins'; which is a descriptor in itself. Tommy hits the drums in a crushing manner, but as many fans know this is not without nuance or reaction; as he has a fantastic ear for music and plays with the songs in a means that only enhances excitement. The only other place I've heard this phenomena is with John Bonham of Led Zeppelin: where heavy drums can sound soft and expressive. Good company indeed!" More.

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