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Video: Smashing Pumpkins Cover David Bowie's "Space Oddity"

Below, check out a video of Smashing Pumpkins performing David Bowie’s "Space Oddity" on an Austin rooftop during this year's SXSW.

The performance was filmed for The Guitar Center Sessions, which will air 9 p.m. EST Friday, May 17, on DirecTV's Audience Network.

Guitar Center introduced Sessions in 2010. The series has staged live performances by such artists as Peter Frampton, the Cult, Peter Gabriel, Weezer, Jane's Addiction, Alanis Morissette, Cake, Jakob Dylan, Blondie, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Bush, Ben Folds Five, Skylar Grey and more.

Here's the series' 2013 schedule:

  • May 17, Smashing Pumpkins
  • May 24, Frank Turner
  • May 31, Goo Goo Dolls
  • June 7, OneRepublic
  • June 14, Fitz & The Tantrums
  • June 21, Alkaline Trio
  • June 28, Talib Kweli
  • July 12, Asking Alexandria
  • July 19, All Time Low
  • July 26, Thenewno2

For more info about the series, head here.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.