Tommy Lee Smashing Pumpkins Album ‘Monument to an Elegy’ Revealed

Tommy Lee has joined the Smashing Pumpkins for their new album, according to Billy Corgan. The band revealed the news about Lee on their website on May 7, revealing that the drummer played on all nine songs.

The upcoming album is called “Monument to an Elegy,” which the group plans to release in 2015. Moreover, the band hopes to release two albums next year.

“Yes, that Tommy Lee,” the Smashing Pumpkins website said, with a picture of Lee flashing the devil horns next to Corgan in front of a mixing board. “Here’s a shot from the mission out west,” the caption said with an additional “Schocka-locka-boom” for punctuation.

In late April, Corgan wrote his own missive on the site, celebrating the fact that he had finished writing the record, “unless I manage to write another corker in the next month.” He included the proposed track list in the post. Monument to an Elegy is one of two records Smashing Pumpkins will release in 2015.

Lee, 51, is keeping busy in the months before the glam-metal group embarks on its farewell tour in July. All four Motley Crue members signed a legally binding “cessation of touring” agreement in January promising not to reunite for another tour. “We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with one or two original band members,” Lee said at the time. “Our job here is done.”

As for the document itself, bassist Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone that it’s no joke. “We’d worked on it with corporate lawyers for a long time, going through everything and make sure it was right,” he said. “But it’s done. There’s no backing out now. . . . At that point, everyone in the band will be doing their own creative stuff, but there will be moments where we’ll miss this. But we’re not there — no tears yet.”




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