Corgan and co give classic a rocky makeover
Andrew Trendell

10:55 28th November 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins have covered another David Bowie song - this time the '70s classic 'Fame'. Check it out below.

The band, debuting their new line-up featuring The Killers bassist Mark Stoermer and Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk, were performing at the Thalia Hall in Chicago when they dropped the Bowie stape in towards the end of the set - giving it a much harder-edged, rockier feel akin to mid-90s Pumpkins. It's awesome. 

It isn't the first time Billy Corgan has tackled Bowie - he covered 'Space Oddity' on recent tours and performed with the man himself at his 50th anniversary show at Madison Square Garden back in 1997. 

 Watch The Smashing Pumpkins cover 'Fame' below

The setlist for the show is as follows:

'One and All (We Are)' 
'Being Beige' 
'Tonight, Tonight' 
'Drum + Fife' 
'Glass and the Ghost Children' 
'Stand Inside Your Love' 
'Bullet with Butterfly Wings' 
'Fame (David Bowie cover)' 


'Burnt Orange-Black'

The full list of Smashing Pumpkins' upcoming tour dates is below. For more information, visit here

30 November – Berlin, DE @ Kesselhaus
5 December – London, UK @ Koko’s
6 December – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
8 December – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
14 December – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (Almost Acoustic Christmas)

Photo: Splash