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Wednesday
Jun182014

Billy Corgan Writing 2,000-Page Autobiography?

Universal Music Group DistributionBilly Corgan seems never at a loss for things to say, so it should come as no surprise that he's planning a memoir.  But if calculations are correct, it'll be a whopper even by Corgan's standards. 

In the latest album update from the Smashing Pumpkins frontman -- sandwiched between musings on a guitar part and a photo of a homemade Smashing Pumpkins poster from 1988 -- comes a note about a Billy Corgan memoir.  The singer mentions that he had "crossed the 200,000 word threshold" on the project and though he had been "convinced that the midway point of said opus had been reached," he was mistaken. 

Apparently the 200,000 words only covers five of the 12 intended chapters and Corgan now expects "that the book will eventually clock in at a half million words," an amount he calls "too many...but sadly never enough."

Conventional books contain between 250-400 words per page, so Corgan's "opus" would fill somewhere between 1,250 and 2,000 pages.

Corgan says he intends to name the book God Is Everywhere from Here to There and he expects to make an official announcement about it in a month.


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