Could Today be the greatest day you've ever known?

I remember when Rob Halford left Judas Priest, who responded by replacing him with Tim "Ripper" Owens...who fronted a Judas Priest tribute band at the time. At least he knew the source material!

Even if you're not in a tribute band for them, Smashing Pumpkins are giving you a chance to get hired to be a rockstar!

Guitarist Jeff Schroeder left the Smashing Pumpkins last fall. Instead of hiring a fellow grunge-era guitarist who's already been around the world, Billy Corgan is giving any ol' hunyuck an opportunity to realize their rockstar dreams.

I actually hope that they do hire an unknown talent; but just take heed, prospects: they're already getting applications from the likes of Mike Garson, who played with David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails.

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The odds are probably pretty stacked against one of us nobodys getting the gig, but you miss 100% of the shots you don't take ~ Wayne Gretzky (~Michael Scott). If you or someone you know have the talent, send them your resume! "Related materials" likely refers to a video of you performing.

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I'd love to see a local talent on-stage at Target Field this summer, when Smashing Pumpkins joins Green Day, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas.

Something like this would be right up my alley, being a guitarist who grew up during the 90s grunge heyday...but the bone spurs in my spine have other ideas, so let me live vicariously through you!

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