Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been talking about the artwork for the bandâ€™s comeback album, â€˜Zeitgeist,â€™ which features pictures of Paris Hilton.
As well as the inside sleeve of â€˜Zeitgeist,â€™ the heiress also features on the cover of the bandâ€™s first single from the album, â€˜Tarantula.â€™
Speaking to MTV in America, Corgan said that it was him that took the pictures of Hilton.
He said: â€œThe 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."
Meanwhile, the Smashing Pumpkins will return to the UK in August for a headlining appearance at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals â€“ which run over the bank holiday weekend (August 24th-26th).