Watch Billy Corgan cover the Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan

Smashing Pumpkins frontman performed the acoustic covers at his tea house

Billy Corgan covered The Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan at his Chicago teahouse Madame Zuzu’s yesterday (May 13).

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman was joined by his Smashing Pumpkins bandmate Jeff Schroeder to perform the tracks acoustically.

Performing a set of covers, the pair included the Velvet Underground’s ‘Who Loves The Sun’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.’


It was reported last month that Corgan could be open to a full0band Smashing Pumpkins reunion. Writing on Facebook, Corgan said: “It’s crazy to think that it was nearly 30 years ago that I began this wild and wooly journey, and that meeting James, then D’arcy, then Jimmy would alter all of our lives forever; for the better, I would argue. Which I suppose makes the hardships that came too, bittersweet.

“And as I feel speculation start to swirl about what happens next for SP, I’d like to say quite simply and directly that what matters most to Jeff and I is the music. Because from our darkest days together over the last 10 years it’s been our faith that the music we make, and by extension our loving curation of the songs made from the beginning on, that’d sail this old, creaky ship forward to another year.

“So see you next tour, wherever and whenever that may be.” You can watch the pair perform ‘Who Loves The Sun’ and ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’ below.

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