Billy Corgan Reveals If William DuVall Deserves To Replace Layne Staley


Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan discussed William DuVall replacing Layne Staley in Alice In Chains in a new Instagram story Q&A.

Opinion on Alice In Chains with William DuVall?

“William is fantastic.”

How do you feel about the band L7?

“Much respect for them.”

Fan of Tori Amos?


Do you think rock music will ever be mainstream again?

“No. And thank God for all the mainstream touches it spoils.”

What’s this new LP going to sound like?

“Like the grating sounds of your mind coming to a half followed by the exhale of a butterfly.”

What’s your favorite planet, mister WPC?


Is there a God?

“Your faith to ask is to confirm.”

Favorite Disneyland area?

“Toon Town. Actually it should be cut off and cast in the sea.”

Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin recently wrote on Instagram about the band’s Madison Square Garden show.

“Soundcheck at @thegarden incredible show last night by my incredible band mates. This show meant so much to me in so many ways. All I can say is that one circle ⭕️ is now complete and onward we go. Our lives are only ever limited by our thoughts and how those thoughts manifest into feelings. As my brother @williampcorgan said -“we are just getting started”. I will wholeheartedly second that emotion.”