This is where I really wanted to go musically. I was a fan of Billy Corgan’s music for years, so to be able to work with him on his vision and help take the band to a new place is incredible. It’s great to be part of something that you can be completely passionate about.

Jeff Schroeder talks with Music Radar about being within the Smashing Pumpkins world and his future plans.

Read the full interview here.

A short anecdote: I woke up this afternoon and decided to get some coffee and breakfast at the hotel restaurant. The meal and coffee was better than expected. I read an interesting article in the New Yorker (yeah, yeah, yeah …) about North Korea on my Kindle (I actually like that thing). Overall, I was in a nice mood. I paid my bill and was about to head back to my room when I realized I had no idea what room I was staying in. So, embarrassingly, I had to go to the front desk and ask for my own room number. Strange looks indeed.
Smashing Pumpkins lost in Richmond - latest from Jeff’s tour blog. 
Jeff Schroeder is blogging again for Buzz Bands on the current Smashing Pumpkins tour, here is what he has had to say on touring with Mike Byrne:
One of the most exciting things about this tour is watching Mike Byrne (our new drummer is 20 years old) get to experience all of this for the first time. For example, this is his first tour bus, and he just admitted to me that he’s pretty blown away by it. Six months from now, he’ll probably be so over all of it. He doesn’t know I’m writing about him, and he’ll most likely be a little annoyed. But who cares? I treat him like my little brother: a little mean, but mostly nice. I just wish he’d stop playing video games all the time.
Read the full blog here

Jeff Schroeder is blogging again for Buzz Bands on the current Smashing Pumpkins tour, here is what he has had to say on touring with Mike Byrne:

One of the most exciting things about this tour is watching Mike Byrne (our new drummer is 20 years old) get to experience all of this for the first time. For example, this is his first tour bus, and he just admitted to me that he’s pretty blown away by it. Six months from now, he’ll probably be so over all of it. He doesn’t know I’m writing about him, and he’ll most likely be a little annoyed. But who cares? I treat him like my little brother: a little mean, but mostly nice. I just wish he’d stop playing video games all the time.

Read the full blog here