Courtney Love says Billy Corgan stopped writing hits when he stopped writing about her

The singer claims several of the band's classic singles were written about her

Courtney Love has claimed that she is the subject of several of Smashing Pumpkins songs – and that when frontman Billy Corgan stopped penning songs about her the band “stopped making hits”.

Love briefly dated Corgan before marrying Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain and has now said that much of Smashing Pumpkins’ 1993 album ‘Siamese Dream’ is actually about her.

Speaking to BBC 6Music, Love was asked if she had a favourite Smashing Pumpkins song. She then answered, “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”.

Love then added that, “‘Where Boys Fear to Tread’ was about [her] and Trent [Reznor, Nine Inch Nails] and how mad he was about that”. “There’s one on ‘Siamese Dream’ called ‘Spaceboy’ – that’s about his brother, but the rest are all pretty much about me,” she concluded.

Elsewhere in the interview, Courtney Love also admitted that most of her stage moves were stolen from Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch. Explaining that she used to go and watch the band rehearse, Love then said, “Everything, I stole every move from that guy. Between [REM’s Michael] Stipe and McCulloch, I’ve stolen every move they make.”

Meanwhile, Love also recently announced that she would be starring in an opera. Kansas City Choir Boy is due to take place in New York next January is described as “experimental”.