Pumpkin Added To Bowie Birthday Bash

Billy will be there. Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

Smashing Pumpkin singer Billy Corgan's name has been added to the still-growing

all-star bill set to pay tribute to David Bowie on Jan. 9 at New York's Madison

Square Garden.

The concert, a 50th birthday celebration for Bowie, with

all proceeds going to the Save the Children foundation, is already scheduled to

feature cameos from Sonic Youth, Frank Black, the Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, The

Cure's Robert Smith and an opening set from Placebo.

Bowie's new,

self-produced album, Earthling is due out Feb. 11 and it reportedly

features several songs with techno/jungle rhythms, not surprising given Bowie's

constantly-shifting musical focus over the years.