Smashing Pumpkins discuss Paris Hilton collaboration

Billy Corgan reveals how heiress appeared on album

The Smashing Pumpkins have revealed how infamous heiress Paris Hilton appeared on the sleeve of new album ’Zeitgeist’.

Pictures of Hilton appear on the inside cover of the reunited Pumpkins‘ first new album since 2000.

Frontman Billy Corgan said he took the photos of Hilton, who he had met previously.

He told MTV News: “The original idea was we were gonna see if Lindsay (Lohan), Britney (Spears) and Paris would all shoot..(but) Paris I knew personally and hung out with her a few times, and so I asked her…and God bless her, she came, she showed up at 10am on a Sunday morning, sat in the chair, got made up and (I) shot her.”

The Smashing Pumpkins who are currently touring in the US, will return to the UK for a one off date at Carling Academy in Glasgow on August 22, followed by a headline slot at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals over the weekend of August 24-26.

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