Recently The Smashing Pumpkins bassist took aim at Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, telling Alternative Nation:
“With those two bands [Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam], everybody knows that the Foo Fighters is Dave [Grohl]. How many people do you know who can name any other members of Pearl Jam besides Eddie Vedder?
“I fucking love, I love all of the members except for Stone [Gossard]. I fucking hate Stone, he’s an asshole. They’re all really nice, except for Stone.”
During the rest of the chat, D’arcy talked about Billy Corgan’s competitive spirit, saying:
“He can’t stand anybody else getting attention, he just can’t stand it. I remember once in the beginning I was friends with a lot of other bands, and the venues would give out passes to people.
“I had some passes for a friend’s band that we all knew, and he was infuriated with me for being disloyal, and for helping out the competition. He always talked about how nobody in the Chicago scene, none of the other bands would give us any credibility, and we weren’t part of the scene.
“If that was the case, it was because of him, and because he had an attitude like that: ‘It’s us against everybody else.’ Sorry, but I’m a happy person by nature, and that just wasn’t ‘cool.’
“If you’re around miserable people who disrespect you for being happy, and also in those days you wouldn’t be respected being blonde, being happy, or being halfway good looking. If you’re a girl in a band, it was just not easy at all. Now it’s nothing.”