Billy Corgan Reveals What He Really Thinks About John Frusciante

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan discussed Red Hot Chili Peppers members Anthony Kiedis and John Frusciante in a new Instagram Q&A.

Thoughts on John Frusciante?

“Brilliant musician.”

What was your first impression of Anthony Kiedis?

“Beautiful man, saw him play in ’86 to a 100 people in St. Pete, Florida.”

How does it feel to be a genius, past, present, and future?

“Overused word. Lennon was a genius. Dylan is a genius. Not up to their status, so no genius here.”

Would you work with Robert Smith, Martin Gore, or Matt Johnson?

“Worked with 2 out of 3. Big fan of MJ. Saw him 2x back in the day.”

Wanna go for a ride?

“Pass.”

You said famous in the industry was worthless – what about writing the soundtrack to people’s lives?

“There are 7+ billion people on the planet. I’m not reaching most of them. So it doesn’t say much for me as ‘soundtrack maker.’”

Billy Corgan recently shared a photo of himself on a plane wearing a mask, “Stuck on the plane. Keep the messages coming. I appreciate every one I receive. We like to have our fun, and jest, but at the end of these days I’m sitting on this plane because people (like you) from all over the world have supported my musical endeavors. It is truly appreciated.”

  • Berkeley5th

    “Reveals”… again!!! If this were a drinking game Brett, we’d all have liver failure by now.

    • Dave Id

      He could use a free online thesaurus that would reveal other words he can use in place of reveals for a change.

      • Dncn Bishop

        The thing is, 90% of the time the use of ‘reveal’ is wrong, when he actually means ‘gives opinion’. He’s also completely unable to tell the difference between ‘Reveals why’ and ‘Reveals that’.

        • Corndog

          I found your post to be very revealing.

          • Dncn Bishop

            I have no answer for this. I know you’re trying a joke, but I’m not sure it really works.

          • Corndog

            I’ll try harder. Stick around. All will be revealed.

  • viipottaja

    Is Alternative Nation just a clickbait site? An almost honest question.

    Then again, copy pasting in small sections from an Instagram thread must be technically challenging, so much appreciated.

    • Alternative Nation

      I have a document with 3,500 words from Billy’s Instagram Q&A. It actually does take some work to get it all down.

      • viipottaja

        It’s ok.

  • Creepy Green Light

    He’s the shittiest “writer” there is. My quasi retarded 89 year old grandmother can do better.

  • Olga Stewart

    ‘How does it feel to be a genius, past, present, and future?

    “Overused word. Lennon was a genius. Dylan is a genius. Not up to their status, so no genius here.”’- He is not a genius?

    I never thought he would ever admit that.