Former Smashing Pumpkins manager Sharon calls lead singer Billy a "silly boy

Former Smashing Pumpkins manager SHARON OSBOURNE has revealed she quit after four months in the job because of an argument with frontman BILLY CORGAN about a dress.

Osbourne resigned last week, stating that Corgan’s behaviour “made her sick”.

Now she’s explained that the final straw was actually over the video for the band’s forthcoming single ‘Stand Inside Your Love’, the first from their forthcoming album ‘MACHINA/the machines of God’.


Speaking to news agency Reuters, she said that Corgan insisted on wearing a dress in the promo film, but Osbourne was against it, branding it a “try-hard” move.

To register his disapproval, Corgan proceeded to ignore her for a number of days until Osbourne gave up – “I was basically bored with it,” she said.

Osbourne continued: “If he thought I was a naughty girl, he’d give you the silent treatment. I don’t need games in my life. I don’t need stupid little boys making faces at me.”

Osbourne, who also manages rocker husband Ozzy, is now reportedly in talks with Hole about becoming their manager.

Hole, who shared a management company – Q Prime – with the Pumpkins until early last year, have recently sacked their latest manager and Osbourne is favourite for the job.

Hole are also currently on the look-out for a new bassist after Melissa Auf Der Maur quit – ironically, to join the Pumpkins.


Hole lead singer Courtney Love told US magazine Entertainment Weekly last week that they had auditioned some 30 replacements, but that none were up to the job, and added: “We need a bass player really bad…Why can’t chicks play? What’s up?”.

She then appealed: “If you’re reading this, if you’re good and you can play as good as someone in Led Zeppelin, I need you to call me because you will get paid.

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