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Billy Corgan Offers Update On Memoir

We don't know if Smashing Pumpkins will have anything new for us to listen to this year, but group leader Billy Corgan plans to give us something to read.

In a new video interview which has been released in a series of clips, Corgan reveals he's "about a thousand pages" into a memoir that's tentatively titled "God is Everywhere, From here to There." Corgan first announced the book during early 2015 and said then it will be "written more like a fable."

In the latest interview he reveals he'll be changing the names of some people in the book, though their real identities will probably be obvious: "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 experienced in my life isn't real."

Corgan has not yet announced a publication date for the book. Smashing Pumpkins' last album, Monuments To An Elegy, came out in December of 2014; a follow-up, originally titled Day For Night but since changed, was recorded at the same time but no release date has been determined.

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.