STUDIO CITY—The Smashing Pumpkins, the band famous for hits like “1979” and “Tonight, Tonight,” threw a house party on June 28 at a home in Studio City, after a show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, where the cops were called because of the excessive noise.
The band was attempting to recreate scenes from their “1979” music video, in which they filmed in the same Studio City home. Neighbors contacted authorities about the loud noise and crowded streets. The Smashing Pumpkins were able to finish their set before the party was shut down by police.
Billy Corgan, the lead singer for the band, posted on Instagram the following day, “Great times in LaLa. Appreciation to those that came out to the Troubador. And apologies to those in Studio City for the disturbance of our nihilistic noize. ‘Twas a full moon and something just gets into the blood. And respect to the police, who let us finish the set. Mendacious as our conclusion was.”