I saw them live when he first joined them, was an awesome show and jerry still does alot of the vocals as well. Of course it was hard to make out william with all the fans singing along to EVERY song they played, I've never been at a show where so many people knew every word to every song. But it was a great show, can anyone really take layne's place? No, but I do think that AiC w/o Layne is still better than most of the artists of the past decade. Have yet to hear any of there new stuff but I am looking forward to it. People need to stop giving a band crap for trying to continue after a member passes, if jerry and layne were gone and they were trying to pull it off it would be completely different, but jerry's guitar tone and signature riffs are just as important to the music as layne's voice was. And if you watch the AiC unplugged, you'll see layne was so wasted throughout half the show jerry had to pick up the slack anyway and did an amazing job. William is a good singer and deserves to be given a chance by all AiC fans.