The Smashing Pumpkins played a house party. Of course, someone called the cops.

The Smashing Pumpkins are getting some pretty solid reviews on their three-of-four-are-there reunion tour. And Billy isn’t adverser to trying some different things this time out.

For example, how about playing a house party?

After a show at The Troubadour Club in LA (pretty cool: the place only holds about 400 people), The Pumpkins rolled up to a home in Studio City, California, to play a few tunes and to re-enact scenes from the iconic “1979” video.

In fact, this was the exact same house where the original video was shot.

Here’s what it looked like the other night.

It all seemed pretty chill until some neighbour called the cops, complaining about the noise.

C’mon. Everyone involved had to know that there would be complaints, right? Having the cops drop in would be a nice bit of publicity. Mission accomplished, then.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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