Picture: Billy Corgan, The Veronicas 16th Annual Los Angeles Antiques Show 2011- Arrivals Santa Monica, California - 13.04.11
Rocker Billy Corgan is putting pen to paper to write an autobiography detailing his private life and career.
The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has already written 300 pages of God Is Everywhere, From Here To There, which he describes as a "spiritual memoir".
He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "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. 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."
Corgan admits he has had to tread carefully with the subject matter following the backlash he faced after taking to his MySpace blog in 2005 to write about abuse he suffered as a child.
He adds, "It's totally fresh material. 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 start 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."
Corgan's book is due for release next year (12).