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The Smashing Pumpkins Are Seeking A New Guitarist, And Fans Can Apply

The Smashing Pumpkins Are Seeking A New Guitarist, And Fans Can Apply

[ad_1] The band took to social media on Friday to announce the search for a new guitarist, apparently seeking to fill the role previously held by musician Jeff Schroeder. “The application process is open to anyone who might be interested,” noted the group, directing potential candidates to send in a résumé and “related materials.” The open call comes after Schroeder, a member of the Smashing Pumpkins since 2007, announced in October that he would exit the band. In an Instagram post at the time, the guitarist reflected on joining the group as a “huge fan” himself, describing it as “one of the best decisions” of his life. “Although it was a very difficult decision to make, I’ve decided to leave the band to make some space to explore a slightly different path,” he wrote. The job opening arrives as the band, which released the final part of its album Atum: A Rock Opera in Three Acts in May, prepares to hit the road. The group, which includes frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer …

Smashing Pumpkins to hold open auditions for new guitarist

Smashing Pumpkins to hold open auditions for new guitarist

[ad_1] Sign up to Roisin O’Connor’s free weekly newsletter Now Hear This for the inside track on all things music Get our Now Hear This email for free The Smashing Pumpkins are on the hunt for a new guitarist – and applications are open to anyone. The iconic alt-rock band first formed in Chicago in 1988, and have gone through several line-up changes in the decades since. Singer Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin are now seeking a new guitarist to replace Jeff Schroeder, who announced he was leaving the band last October. In a post on the band’s Instagram account, they wrote: “The Smashing Pumpkins are in search of an additional guitarist.” “The application process is open to anyone who might be interested. Applicants may submit a resume and related materials to: [email protected].” When Schroeder left the group, he said in a statement: “It’s easy to say now that when I joined The Smashing Pumpkins in 2007 I had no idea what I was getting into. The opportunity seemed to have …

A Halloween Reading List for Adults

A Halloween Reading List for Adults

[ad_1] Channeling the joy of the most childish holiday Annie Otzen / Getty October 28, 2023, 8 AM ET This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. “I believe in chasing the ghost of my former lighthearted self,” my colleague Faith Hill wrote last year. And “if there’s one day when I might almost catch up, it’s Halloween: the most ridiculous, inherently childish holiday, and perhaps the one grown-ups need most.” As we get older, experiences of pure, full-body fun and joy become more fleeting. Faith argues that adult Halloween is the perfect opportunity to get in touch with that kind of fun, and the freedom it can yield: “When everyone is wearing a dumb outfit and surrounded by tacky decorations, you all withhold judgment together. You might even remember, just for a second, who you were as a young child: unencumbered by pretensions and insecurities, present …

Fall is in the air

Fall is in the air

[ad_1] Charlie Riedel / AP October 14, 2023, 8 AM ET This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. In the October 1862 issue of The Atlantic, Henry David Thoreau argued that foliage was not getting the attention it deserved. “The autumnal change of our woods has not made a deep impression on our own literature yet,” he wrote. “October has hardly tinged our poetry.” Today, autumn gets its due: Many poets have written about falling leaves; Starbucks serves pumpkin spice lattes; a humor essay from 2009 that spews autumnal joy has become something of a modern classic. But it’s still worth sparing a moment of appreciation during what Thoreau called “the month of painted leaves.” On Fall Fall Is in the Air Images of the season (From 2022) Autumnal Tints By Henry David Thoreau “A great many, who have spent their lives in cities, and have …