What is all the fuss about?
People find it more interesting to speak of Monte than what Billy said in the interview?
You all need to stop, its silly and realize we are one team here, now lets get together and invade Soundgardens forum and kick some butt.
Since I am one of those speaking a few about it, I will precise my thought. For those following regularly the different interviews Billy is giving, this one had few of new things. If we want to follow Billy's viewpoint about the process of creation, including the bad and the good, the thoughts behind, we could say it was worthy being part of the whole.
What I found sad in that was rather in link with their relationship. Monte has a real privileged situation. No one can argue about that. He says himself he chose being not involved and let Billy says what he want. Shadow said something really worthy in my opinion and it's direct to the point where I felt bad for both, Monte and Billy.
i agree some more insightful questions could have been asked. but I also know Monte's not a professional interviewer and he's also in a hard position, so i'm not too critical. billy's been known to walk off when asked real questions - and from fans who love his work who waited in line all day to see him. Remember the sound checks back in 2010? I understand Monte doesn't wanna piss billy off or scare him away and wants him to keep coming back. It would be risky to ask edgier questions. We can debate how much that risk would be worth taking - but it's still a risk.
I had an emotional reaction because I felt they deserve better than that for their relationship. Both were really not at their best in this "not interview". Billy turning in round, and round, and round about something said so many times at different places. And you have this fan wanting so much to be considered more than a fan, as much he says no thing making him at risk to lose his privilege and I know, it is just what I feel yet I'm not the only one in this case. But a friend isn't afraid to say the hard things. And, in this case, it wasn't even necessary because he was the interviewer and he was the one cutting the parts to make it public.
I believe people speaks more of Monte because it is the main point in this interview. Billy was his straight man.
I believe it's difficult to be an idol because people doesn't act with you like they do with another. They don't speak to you in the same way.