The Smashing Pumpkins present a new release for Disney

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The Smashing Pumpkins took the stage as part of The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration.

The Smashing Pumpkins kick off the holiday season by performing at Walt Disney World on the show The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration. The rock group presented their unreleased Christmas song “ Evergreen » as well as a cover of the Bing Crosby classic « Silver Bells “.

Many viewers were perplexed by these unconventional renditions and the rock band’s appearance in front of one of Disney’s magical castles. Several fans celebrated the performance ” weird » on social media, while others posted memes and confused reactions.

But frontman Billy Corgan, who was joined on stage by James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and temporary bassist Sierra Swan, has a long history with Disney. During an interview given to the show On the Red Carpet of the ABC channel, the singer declared that “ Silver Bells was one of his favorite Christmas songs, noting that he couldn’t just play ” any weird old Smashing Pumpkins song “.

I collect old Disneyland items. I have things from opening day in 1955. So when they called me to play at Disney, I said, “Whatever you need.” »

Michael Bolton, Tori Kelly, Robin Thicke, DJ Khaled, Mickey Guyton and Chris Janson also performed on the show Magical Holiday Celebration, hosted by Derek and Julianne Hough. The special is available to stream on Hulu and Disney+.


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