The Smashing Pumpkins and Foo Fighters are marking special anniversaries with the release of retro merchandise that turn back the clock for two bands forged in the fires of 1990’s alternative rock history.
The Pumpkins celebrate the 25th anniversary of their popular double-album Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, teaming up with skateboard apparel company HUF to release a new collection reflecting the album’s dream like aesthetic.
HUF posted snapshots of the gear, which is now available, on Instagram. Such gems as a vintage ‘Zero’ mechanic jacket, dreamy shirts, socks and guitar pick are sure to have fans feeling nostalgic.
“Our Smashing Pumpkins collab pays tribute to the Mellon Collie album on its 25-year anniversary and pulls inspiration from some of SP’s most influential work throughout the 90s,” HUF said in a statement.
Foo Fighters fans will also be pleased. The group announced a new line of classic merchandise in celebration of their 25th anniversary.
“THE FIRST FOO FIGHTERS 25TH ANNIVERSARY MERCH CAPSULE 👽 OUT NOW!,” the group tweeted alongside a shirt commemorating their 1995 performance at California’s Spaceland nightclub. “Features previously archived & new designs, artwork from album packaging or a re-imagination of existing art honoring each full length studio album & more! Quantities are limited!”
The Foo’s merch will celebrate covers for each of their studio records released in the past 25 years. Grohl and the guys meant to mark their quarter-century milestone with The Van Tour this spring, but canceled due to COVID-19 safety precautions.
Both groups have stayed busy during the quarantine. The Smashing Pumpkins culminated a cryptic campaign of clocks, announcing the release of their new double album CYR, arriving November 27. Leadman Billy Corgan also announced the release of a corresponding five-part animated series, In Ashes. The group released a trailer for the series, set to drop September 25.
Dave Grohl has spent his free time challenging amateurs to social media drummer battles. He recently challenged 10-year old drumming prodigy Nandi Bushell, to cover a Them Crooked Vultures song, which she did. Dave clapped back with an original song about Bushell.