You can now apply to be the new guitarist for Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins. Image via publicist.


Guitarists of the world, now’s your chance to play with one of the most celebrated acts of the ’90s alt-rock era. Smashing Pumpkins are looking for a new guitarist ahead of their massive tour with Green Day, the band revealed in a social media post on Friday, and are accepting applications from “anyone who might be interested.” If that’s you, hit them up at [email protected]. You’ll need a resume (the first thing you learn about in guitar school) and “related materials.” Good luck! See the post below.

An internet posting for a new guitarist is almost to be expected for Smashing Pumpkins, who are infamous for the line-up’s near-constant state of flux. Jeff Schroeder, the guitarist who joined the band in 2007, departed in October 2023 “to explore a slightly different path.” The group’s most recent project is a rock opera called Atum, released in three parts across 2022 and 2023.