The Smashing Pumpkins make new guitar player search open to the public

Jeff Schroeder recently left the band.

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Have you ever dreamed of playing guitar for your favorite band? If you're a fan of The Smashing Pumpkins, you can turn that dream into a reality because they have a very public opening for a new guitarist as they seek to replace the recently departed Jeff Schroeder.

Billy Corgan and Co. who just celebrated the 30th anniversary of their major label breakthrough Siamese Dream in 2023 took to social media with the job opportunity of a lifetime for a lucky fan.

The veteran alternative rock band is taking an interesting approach by making this position open to the public and not just filling the spot with an already known player like Mötley Crüe recently did when they added John 5 to replace Mick Mars in early 2023. Do you think you have what it takes to be a Smashing Pumpkin? Submissions are already going public on X (the site formerly known as Twitter).

Here is your chance to join the Smashing Pumpkins

Okay, maybe not all applications are serious at this point in the search, but the eventual candidate will have their work cut out for them in 2024 as the Smashing Pumpkins will be on tour in Europe starting in June and will tour the United States from July until September along with Green Day, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas on The Saviors Tour.

The band released their first album, Gish, in 1991 and that was followed by Siamese Dream in 1993. The Smashing Pumpkins have gone through numerous member changes, though Billy Corgan formed the band and remains its visionary.

The Smashing Pumpkins released their latest record ATUM: A Rock Opera In Three Acts in May of 2023 to mixed reviews and relatively poor sales. Find tour dates for 2024 here.

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