"Monument to an Elegy," the next Smashing Pumpkins album, will feature none other than Tommy Lee drumming for Billy Corgan and company.
"Yes, that Tommy Lee," a post on the Pumpkins' official web site confirmed yesterday. The update featured a photo of Lee sitting at a mixing board alongside Corgan, flashing devil horns. The caption reads:
Here's a shot from the mission out west. Just finished round 1 of tracking drums with Tommy Lee for the new the Smashing Pumpkins album. Shockla-locka-boom. Yes, that T Lee for all 9 songs of 'Monument To An Elegy.'
Tommy Lee is nearing the end of his time with Mötley Crüe. The band starts its farewell tour in July and have signed legally binding agreements to never tour again.
The Smashing Pumpkins plan to release not one, but two albums next year, as they have recently inked a new deal with BMG. The other album has been titled "Day For Night." No release date has been confirmed for either.
Late last month, Corgan updated fans that he was busy working on vocal arrangements, lyrics and drum tracking for "Monument to an Elegy." He shared the following track listing for the new LP:
Being Beige (World's On Fire)
Run to Me
One and All
Drum and Fife