Mark Weitz of Strawberry Alarm Clock, Mark Tulin of Electric Prunes, Kerry Brown, Kevin Dippold, and Mike Byrne of the Smashing Pumpkins performed with Billy Corgan in Los Angeles on Friday night to honor the Seeds’ Sky Saxon, who passed away last month. The group played Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky” (also the
one-off band’s moniker), the Seeds’ “900 Million People Daily (All Makin’ Love),” and a new Corgan-penned tune possibly called “Freak,” Hipster United reports.
This show marks Corgan’s first public performance with Mike Byrne, a 19-year-old freshman from the Berklee School of Music who joined the Smashing Pumpkins following an open call for auditions after original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin left the band in March.
Check out Corgan’s new song here or watch embedded below.