According to Smashing Pumpkins, they have received over “10,000 submissions” for a new guitarist. The tsunami of applicants is a result of their open call to replace longtime guitarist Jeff Shroeder following his departure from the band in 2023.

In a social media post, the band explained that they have “8 people working full time to review each and every one” of the applicants. Whoever gets the gig better be a fast learner, because the Pumpkins are set to co-headline shows with Weezer in the UK and Ireland this summer followed by a tour with Green Day.