Smashing Pumpkins and Willow Smith Play “Cherub Rock”: Watch

Smashing Pumpkins enlisted Willow Smith for a ripping efficiency of the band’s 1993 single “Cherub Rock” throughout their headlining set at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Saturday (November nineteenth). The live performance marked the top of Pumpkins’ joint “Spirits on Fireplace Tour” with Jane’s Habit.

Smith, who performs as “WILLOW,” took the stage towards the top of the band’s set after a short introduction by guitarist James Iha. Regardless of the fledgling rockstar’s properly established powerhouse vocals, she ceded the mic utterly to Billy Corgan and as a substitute opted to showcase her guitar-playing skills. Becoming a member of Corgan, Iha, and Jeff Schroeder, WILLOW introduced the band’s headcount of guitarists to 4, which absolutely delighted the frontman’s insatiable need for dense, distortion layering.

WILLOW later posted a collection of pictures from the live performance together with a caption that includes the “Who needs that honey” line from the track’s refrain. In a subsequent publish, she shared snaps of her with Corgan and Iha through the efficiency. See the posts and watch fan-captured footage of their tackle “Cherub Rock” beneath.

Although the shock visitor spot marked the primary collaboration between Smashing Pumpkins and Willow Smith, it’s not the primary time their universes have intersected. In August 2021, Smith shared a video of her shredding the “Cherub Rock” riff, and she or he joined Corgan for an episode of his Thirty-Three podcast in October 2022.

Smashing Pumpkins’ Hollywood Bowl present coincided with the discharge of Act 1 of the band’s three-part rock opera, ATUM. The second installment of the 33-track undertaking will arrive on January thirty first, adopted by Act 3 on April twenty first.

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In the meantime, WILLOW unleashed her newest solo LP, COPINGMECHANISM, in October through Roc Nation.



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