This Billy Corgan article was written by Ben Kendall, a GIGsoup contributor.
Frontman of the acclaimed alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan, has revealed in an in-depth interview with author Jennifer Weigel in December, that he has written “about” 1,000 pages of his memoir.
The memoir will contain in-detail the singer/guitarist’s life, and relationships with fellow artists, whom he has changed the names of for literary purposes, in order to transport readers. “I mean yes, the average person will be able to go, ‘Oh that’s so-and-so'” Corgan told Weigel.
The book has been titled ‘God Is Everywhere, From Here to There’, which was also the name of a website which Corgan used to run. No release date has been announced as of yet, the singer described the production stage as “slow”.
Corgan disclosed more about the autobiography to Weigel, stating: “But it’s not meant to be a clever legal device, it’s actually meant to get you out of what you think you know and take you hopefully into the very interpersonal experience of what I experienced. Which, I would argue, is mythology. Most of what I have experienced in my life isn’t real.”
Corgan also discussed with Weigel the fact he no longer has a relationship with former Smashing Pumpkins band mates D’arcy Wretzky and James Iha, his thoughts on Donald Trump, politics, social media and spirituality – see the above video