Billy Corgan Is Selling Original Smashing Pumpkins-Era Gear


The rumor mill is swirling again about a possible original-lineup Smashing Pumpkins reunion, but that doesn’t mean the band’s frontman can’t still downsize the instrument closet a bit. That’s right, gear fetishists and alt-rock nostalgists, Billy Corgan is latest musician to put a chunk of equipment on the public selling block.

Following the footsteps of Wilco and Corgan’s bandmate Jimmy Chamberlain will offer up studio- and tour-used guitars, amps and assorted musical paraphernalia. Expect to find 100-plus pieces of gear—ranging from the OG Pumpkins days to (perhaps slightly less exciting) the Zwan era—when the shop launches on Wednesday, August 16. (MORE HERE)