Billy Corgan finds a New Order
New Musical Express, a British music magazine, is reporting that former Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan has temporarily joined the pioneer British nu-wave-dance group New Order as a fill-in guitarist.
Billy will be filling in for keyboardist, Gillian Gilbert. Gilbert is on leave from the group to look after her 18-month-old daughter who is recovering from a serious illness, according to NME.
Corgan will join New Order for an upcoming performance at the Fuji Festival in July. Aside from the Japanese festival, Corgan and New Order have plans for a secret UK date in June or July and are also set to join Moby on his North American tour in August.
Corgan also appears on New Orders forthcoming album. He recorded one track with the British group for their new album, “Get Ready”, which is set to hit the stores in late August.