New book in the works...

Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan has begun writing a new book which he has labelled a "spiritual memoir".

When did life become so complicated in Smashing Pumpkins? To re-cap, since their last album: Billy Corgan has become the last original member, the band have recruited a teenage drummer, work has begun on new material, the group have eschewed the album format and Corgan has fallen out with Courtney Love.


Now, added to that, Billy Corgan has begun work on a new book. Titled, with typical subtlety, 'God Is Everywhere, From Here to There' the autobiography is set to drop next year.

"It's a very interesting take inside my personal life and my band life. I've decided to write this on my own, which is complete insanity" he told Rolling Stone.

"I try to spend an hour a day on the book, which is the time I would usually put towards music writing. So that means I have to find that hour, because I won't give up that music-writing time. It's a journey, for sure."

Continuing, the singer explained that he has written 300 pages with the complete tome set to contain around 900 pages.

Billy Corgan has written extensively about his life before. Back in 2005, a series of web postings revealed that the songwriter suffered physical abuse as a child - a revelation which split fans.

"When I started talking about child abuse stuff, and people started saying, 'you have no right to talk about that stuff', it was a total turn-off. Because people started saying, 'Well, my Dad ripped my arm off, so you can't talk'. Well, I'm just talking about my journey. I apologise that I didn't get beat more" he said.

In addition to this, Billy Corgan is also helping a re-vamped version of Smashing Pumpkins work on two solo albums. The group are recording new material, which he intends to release under the names 'Oceania' and 'Teargarden'.

'God Is Everywhere' is set to be released next year through St. Martin's Press.

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