Billy Corgan Opens Up About The Paris Hilton Single Cover

Didn’t know what to make of Paris turning up on the cover of the Pumpkins’ “Tarantula”? Thought maybe he yanked the image off of X17 Perezito style? Billy recently addressed the single issue in a chat with Lauch Radio Networks (via Blabbermouth):

Actually the original idea was we were gonna see if Lindsey, Britney and Paris would all shoot. But ultimately we decided that that was probably gonna be too prohibitive ’cause then you would get into, like, those girls fighting amongst each other. Paris I knew personally, and hung out with her a few times, and so I asked her. I said, ‘Would you be willing to do this?’ And God bless her, she came, she showed up at 10:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning, sat in the chair, got made up and shot her. So anybody who thinks that those aren’t real photos, those are real. We took those photos.

No way Paris knew those photos would be a satirical single cover. With friends like Billy, who needs paparazzi? Instead of this, Billy’s dream cover would have looked something like this…

See Billy, they’re not fighting. You blew it.