The Harshest Musician On Musician Insults
Rock stars have been talking trash about each other for as long as they’ve been making music (while there may not be any evidence to support this, we bet Beethoven had some not-so-nice things to say about Mozart). And while some musicians may not be as eloquent with their words as they are with their chord progressions, what they lack in rhetoric they more than make up for with bitchiness. We count down the harshest musician-on-musician insults of all time.
“People talk about Eric Clapton. What has he ever done except throw his baby off a fuckin’ ledge and write a song about it?” Anton Newcombe on Eric Clapton
“Music journalists like Elvis Costello because music journalists look like Elvis Costello.” David Lee Roth on Elvis Costello
“Bob Geldof is a nauseating character. Band Aid was the most self-righteous platform ever in the history of popular music.” Morrissey on Bob Geldof
“Taking your clothes off, doing sexy dancing and marrying a rich footballer must be very gratifying. Your mother must be so proud. Stupid bitch.” Lily Allen on Cheryl Cole
"She's a boner dyke. I'm so offended. She's just riding on the backs of our culture, without having to pay any of the dues and not being actually lesbian or anything at all." Beth Ditto on Katy Perry
“Kanye West is the biggest piece of shit on earth.” Pink on Kanye West
“As for that drummer, well, he’s hit on me so many times. He’s just a very very conflicted guy about me, which is why he continually writes songs about me to hear he ‘hates’ me more than ‘anyone else.’ Kurt loathed HIM more than anyone else (except a journalist) … He’s just sub-mediocre kind of [guy] who does this ‘nice guy’ nonsense.” Courtney Love on Dave Grohl
"Bob is not authentic at all. He's a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake." Joni Mitchell on Bob Dylan
“She’s an ugly fucking bitch.” Dave Grohl on Courtney Love
“They play dress-up and sit on top of an apex of meaninglessness. They don’t mean anything to anybody apart from their fucking ugly girlfriends.” Noel Gallagher on Kaiser Chiefs
“If Morrissey says not to eat meat, then I’ll eat meat — that’s how much I hate Morrissey.” Robert Smith no Morrissey
“He said he wanted to bring ballet to the working classes. What a cunt.” Paul Weller on Freddie Mercury
“Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay £75 to see them should be shot.” Elton John on Madonna
“I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the fuck is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.” Nick Cave on The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
“Morrissey writes wonderful song titles, but sadly he often forgets to write the song.” Elvis Costello on Morrissey
“I’m not quite sure who this person is, to be honest. I don’t know if it is a man or a woman.” Christina Aguilera on Lady Gaga
“A vile, hideous human being with no redeeming qualities. Boy George on Madonna
“They’re really talentless people, and they write crap music, and they’re the most popular rock band on the earth right now. I can’t believe it.” Kurt Cobain on Guns n Roses
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