During a recent Q&A session on Instagram, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan answered some question from fans.

Alternative Nation has shared the conversation as follows:

A fan asked:

“In your opinion, to what degree is ego (over humility) necessary to achieve immortal rockstar status?”

Billy said:

“Ego is needed for survival and perseverance and distinction. Useless beyond that. If ego wrote good songs you wouldn’t be talking to me.”

A fan said:

“The 50 no’s [On Billy’s solo album pre-order idea poll] are the only people left on Netphoria. Good riddance to bad energy.”

Billy responded:

“Amen. Lonely trolls on a lonely road. Boy, were they right about me, though. I just never got it together.”

Click here to source of the statements.

Back in December, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan talked with NBC and explained what he learned from Metallica’s “Some Kind Of Monster” documentary. Here’s the details, click here.