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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. (opens in new tab)

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.