The Smashing Pumpkins are holding open audtions for a new guitarist

Want to join The Smashing Pumpkins? The band is holding open auditions, and man I hope they make a doco out of it

The Smashing Pumpkins have set the music community abuzz by announcing an open call for a new guitarist through a recent social media post.

Following the departure of guitarist Jeff Schroeder, who had been with the band for 16 years, Billy Corgan and James Iha are opting for an inclusive approach to find their next bandmate.

the smashing pumpkins audition for new guitarist

In a statement shared across various social media channels, the band stated, “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]


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This departure from the norm has sparked curiosity among fans, as the band seems to be taking a democratic approach to fill the guitarist position.

Anyone keen on audtioning, note the application process is pretty straight forward, requiring interested individuals to submit their resumes and showcase their musical abilities. Any genre is accepted, keeping in mind, the obvious ability to stay true to the bands iconic style.

The selected guitarist will have a busy 2024 ahead, with scheduled UK and Ireland dates alongside Weezer in the summer and a subsequent North American tour with Green Day.


Beyond simply replacing a band member, The Smashing Pumpkins’ search for a new guitarist represents an opportunity for fresh perspectives and a potential evolution in the band’s sound.

As applications start pouring in, we, alongside the music community are keenly watching to see who will be the next guitarist to join the ranks of The Smashing Pumpkins.