Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan reacted to Courtney Love calling him ‘mercurial’ in a new Instagram story Q&A. He also threw shade at longtime rivals Placebo. Billy Corgan made a heartbreaking Eddie Vedder claim last week.
CL once described you as mercurial. I don’t see it. You seem certain in your life/choices.
“It’s all a ruse.”
Of all of the countless bands you’ve had open for you over the years, who was the greatest?
Thoughts on the band Placebo?
“Not. A. Fan.”
Corgan tweeted in 2010, “Placebo was a good call for a band name. The band that has no effect. Happy Halloween from The Pumpkin King. O.G.”
Brian Moko told Yale Daily News in 2007, “I don’t think about it because I have an extremely strong desire never to become Billy Corgan and to walk around thinking that way – to go around thinking, “That’s me, that’s me, that’s my look, I influenced that person, that’s my song just rearranged that’s … It just turns you into an asshole, an asshole that believes his own bullshit. So I just don’t want to think about it. I want to keep my feet on the ground.”
Rolster7 wrote on Reddit, “I have a Placebo dvd where they talk about an encounter with Billy and everything was fine until Brian Molko supposedly made a joke about Billy being bald and that was it.”
Scarlet_Halo chimed in, “It’s not as likely about the music as it is about the time Stefan Osdal made a wise crack about he and Billy both being bald lol.” Billy Corgan was savagely disrespected on a plane recently with his girlfriend.