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.