C’MON BILLY!

The ex-Smashing Pumpkin appears alongside the rockers at a breast cancer benefit in LA...

SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman BILLY CORGAN is to perform with DEFTONES at a breast cancer charity benefit show in LOS ANGELES in October.

The show, which is being organised by Third Eye Blind‘s Stephan Jenkins, goes under the banner ‘Breathe’, and will feature various collaborations, according to sonicnet.com.

So far scheduled to appear, in addition to the Deftones/Corgan pairing, are Crazytown joining forces with Sugar Ray, and Jenkins is also reported to have approached David Bowie to perform with Third Eye Blind. Seal is another act lined up to appear, performing an acoustic set, and No Doubt‘s Gwen Stefani is also reported to have been approached.

The show takes place at the Greek Theatre on October 27.

Jenkins said: “I tried to think of something that would be fun for the bands and the audience, and I decided to have band pairings. I think audiences who are so surfeited on seeing radio shows where all your favourite bands come out and play a 30-minute set will get to see something really different.”

It will benefit charity Step Up, which supports and treats underprivileged women with breast cancer. Jenkins commented: “The point of the show is to emphasize that breast cancer isn’t a woman’s issue, it’s everybody’s issue because it touches families. So I wanted to have an eclectic mix of everybody’s music. You have somebody like Seal playing right next to the Deftones. I dig that.”