The Smashing Pumpkins recruit Willow for a four-guitar performance of Cherub Rock

The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan and Willow Smith perform live
(Image credit: Scott Legato/Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Burgeoning electric guitar talent Willow Smith joined the Smashing Pumpkins onstage at a recent show to perform the band’s Siamese Dream classic Cherub Rock.

The performance took place on Saturday (November 19) at the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, which marked the final date of the Pumpkins’ co-headline jaunt with Jane’s Addiction, aka the Spirits on Fire tour.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.