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There’s no bigger vote of confidence than when a legendary artist not only approves of what you’re doing, but actually loves it and genuinely wants to work with you as a result. The Smashing Pumpkins found this out after their 1994 cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” went on to become one of the band’s most beloved tracks, making it to the top three on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in the US that year and number 30 on the US Airplay charts before Fleetwood Mac’s own Stevie Nicks caught wind of it and didn’t hesitate to let The Smashing Pumpkins know that she not only approved of their interpretation of the 1975 classic, but that she absolutely loved it.
Fun Fact: “Landslide” was certified Gold in October 2009 for sales of over 500,000 copies in the US.
With frontman Billy Corgan at the helm and guitarist James Iha’s delicate guitar work capturing that note of sharp note of nostalgia that always catches at the back of your throat, “Landslide” as interpreted by The Smashing Pumpkins wasn’t just another cover or even a last minute B-side to the band’s own “Disarm” – it was a respectful, faithful take off of a well loved favorite whose legacy precedes that of the woman who wrote it and it’s one we’re sure you’re going to love just as much. Enjoy!