The Smashing Pumpkins performed a rather special cover on Friday night, teaming up with Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath for a rendition of The Cars’ ‘Dangerous Type’.

Friday night saw The Smashing Pumpkins play a rather special hometown show in Chicago in honour of their 30th anniversary. In addition to performing old classics, fan favourites, and new gems, the band also dusted off a couple of covers, including tracks by The Cure and Depeche Mode.

However, their hometown crowd also saw another cover mixed into the set, with a special joining them onstage to help out.

About mid-way through their show, frontman Billy Corgan welcomed Chicago native Tim McIlrath of Rise Against to the stage, enlisting his help for an energetic performance of The Cars’ 1979 hit ‘Dangerous Type’.

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In related news, Billy Corgan recently explained that he’s considering recording a Christmas album with the Smashing Pumpkins.

“I also have an inkling to try and get us to do a Christmas record one day, so I might try to use the Christmas spirit to put the record together in concept, even if we’re not ready to record it.”

“It would be a mixture,” Corgan explained of the prospective album’s contents. “I have released two Christmas songs, and I was thinking it would be nice to re-record those in the context of the record we would make.”

“It would be probably lean more acoustic. I would think it’s a bit weird (to make) wild Christmas records. Although, I also like ‘Jingle Bell Rock,’ which is basically 1950s rockabilly. But I don’t know.”

“When I think Christmas music, I tend to think something you want to put on and sit around the tree with the kids and not rock out to. I don’t see us doing a rocking-out Christmas album.”

Check out The Cars’ ‘Dangerous Type’:

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The Smashing Pumpkins @ Chicago, USA 30/12/18 Setlist

‘Never Let Me Down Again’ (Depeche Mode cover)
‘Knights Of Malta’
‘Tonight, Tonight’
‘Friday I’m In Love’ (The Cure cover)
‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’
‘Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans’
‘Dangerous Type’ (The Cars cover) (with Tim McIlrath)
‘Cherub Rock’
‘Ava Adore’
‘Heavy Metal Machine’


‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’

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