On Monday, April 14 it was announced that The Smashing Pumpkins will be inducted to Hollywood's RockWalk for their credibility in music field. Their induction ceremony will take place at the Hollywood Guitar Center on April 23 at noon. They are also scheduled to make a performance outside the store.
The band's remaining members vocalist Billy Corgan and guitarist Jimmy Chamberlin reportedly will be present during the ceremony to press their hands on the prepared cement. The molded handprints would later be put alongside those by other rock icons like Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Elvis Presley, Bonnie Raitt, and Eric Clapton.
RockWalk is dedicated to those who have made an impact in the evolution of rock, blues and R 'n' B. The Pumpkins began their career in the late '80s but received their mainstream success only in 1993 when they released the album "Siamese Dream". The band have gone through a couple of line-up changes but Corgan and Chamberlin are the two original members to date.
The band said that they will record the follow up to the 2007 "Zeitgeist" this May at their newly purchased studio in Chicago.