In the biggest WTF moment in music since the Guns N’ Roses, Chinese Democracy album, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee guest-spotted on nothing other than the forthcoming Smashing Pumpkins album, “Monument to an Elegy.”
Announced via Lee’s Instagram account and the Smashing Pumpkins website, the two posted a picture of themselves working together in the studio. Text laid over the actual photo reads, “Here’s a shot pulled from the mission out west. Just finished round 1 of tracking drums with Tommy Lee for the new the (sic) Smashing Pumpkins album. Shockla-locka-boom. yes, that(s) T Lee for all 9 songs of “Monument to an Elegy.”
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Enough fans were shocked by the pairing up of musicians that Corgan explained how the collaboration came to be.
“I first met Tommy way back in 1991 when he came to one of our shows,” he wrote on his website. “And through the years we’ve run into each other many times at various places. So the coupling is not as odd as some might assume, as he, like I, has pushed into embracing new technologies, electronics, etc where it pertains to making new sounds. He is a wonderful, warm person to be around, and I wouldn’t have come to him with this proposition if I didn’t trust that this was something we’d both be proud of.”
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“Elegy” is only one project Corgan has set to release in 2015, the other, “Day for Night,” will come out next year as well.
Don’t expect to see the heavy metal skinsman on tour with the 90’s icon though, Lee has kept himself busy preparing for “The Final Tour,” with the Crue, as it’s set to kick off in July.
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