Before she got involved with Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love dated Billy Corgan, and rumor has it that they dated again for a little while after Cobain died. (Corgan also co-wrote five songs on Hole’s great 1998 album Celebrity Skin.) And in a recent BBC 6 Music interview, Love claimed that Corgan wrote most of the Smashing Pumpkins classic 1993 album Siamese Dream about her.
As NME reports, this is how Love responded to a question about whether she had a favorite Smashing Pumpkins song: “Yeah, loads, because there are so many of them that are about me. ‘Siamese Dream,’ ‘Bodies,’ ‘Today’… He stopped writing about me, and then he stopped making hits… There’s one on Siamese Dream called ‘Spaceboy’ — that’s about his brother. But the rest are all pretty much about me.”
She also took credit, sort of, for the Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness song “Where Boys To Tread,” claiming that the track is about her brief relationship with Trent Reznor “and how mad [Corgan] was about that.”