Billy Corgan has offered a status update on his memoir. As of June 2014, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman had written 200,000 words and wasn’t even halfway done. Speaking last month in a Q&A with Chicago TV host/author Jennifer Weigel (via Alternative Nation), Corgan said he’s now written upward of “a thousand pages,” describing the process as “slow.”
According to Corgan, the book is currently titled God is Everywhere, From Here to There. As Alternative Nation points out, Corgan previously had a website with a similar name, which he used to discuss concepts of “Mind-Body-Soul integration.”
In the Q&A, Corgan also revealed that while it’s a memoir, he’s not using real names. “I mean yes, the average person will be able to go, ‘Oh yeah that’s so-and-so.’ But it’s not meant to be a clever legal device,” Corgan explained. Rather, “It’s acutally 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 have experienced in my life isn’t real.”
Corgan did not say when the memoir might surface. Below, you can watch Corgan discuss the project with Weigel.