Billy Corgan writing autobiography

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 June 2012
Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan is writing his autobiography has promised to give a truthful account of his life in The Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan is writing his autobiography.

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has promised to give a truthful account of his life in the band - of which he is the only remaining original member - including addressing the tensions between himself and former bandmates D'Arcy Wretzky, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin.

He said: "I'm about 75 per cent through. It explains some of the dynamic between us more accurately, but even then it's just my take on it."

Billy also branded former guitarist James a "piece of s**t" but insisted he has no resentment towards D'Arcy or Jimmy, even though the drummer released a damning statement when he quit the group for the second time in 2009.

He added to NME magazine: "I'm OK with Jimmy. We don't have a relationship at the moment but I mean, I have no ill will.

"I want to see him do well. James Iha I think Is just a piece of s**t. I think he's one of the worst human beings I've ever met in my life. And D'Arcy, she's sort of, in her own way, sort of an innocent. She's not a bad person."

The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new…

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