April 26, 2016


Billy Corgan & Liz Phair Commemorate Prince With Covers

The Smashing Pumpkins are on tour with Liz Phair. Over the weekend, the tour mates performed covers of Prince’s songs. 

Joined by his touring bandmate Sierra Swan, Billy Corgan performed an acoustic cover of “The Cross,” from his 1987 album Sign ‘O’ the Times. In the video, Corgan and Swan trade-off verses.

On stage in New Orleans, Phair took on “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which gained wide success through Sinéad O’Connor’s cover; the original was recorded by Prince with one of his side projects Family. Phair and Corgan join the many artists like UsherLCD SoundsystemRihanna, and many more offering their tributes in song.

Watch Billy Corgan and Sierra Swan’s performance above, and Liz Phair’s performance below.