Corgan said he gave Manson advice when he was recording Mechanical Animals, and said he hung out with him a lot during the Adore era.
Billy said the two “were hanging out a lot during those times… and I kind of wandered into them working at different times, and kind of gave them some advice that they took and even helped on some songs. Whether or not I was ever credited I don’t remember…”
“My memory of it,” Corgan recalled, “they were renting this house somewhere in the Hollywood Hills and I would go over there and they would be working on something. I would just be like, ‘oh you should try it like this…’ or occasionally pick up a guitar… It wasn’t anything particularly formal.”
Corgan and Manson had a falling out in the early 2000’s, but they reconciled around 2014, and embarked on the ‘End Times’ co-headlining tour in 2015, which saw the return of drummer Jimmy Chamberlin to The Smashing Pumpkins after 7 years. Manson has stayed active in recent years, releasing several albums, though he has now been dropped by his label, manager, and publicist.