Ten Nastiest Feuds in the History of Pop Music
Yesterday, Crossfade reported on Steve Albini's recent beef with Odd Future. Here's the gist: After getting stuck on an airport shuttle with the rambunctious hip-hop collective, the notoriously cranky producer and musician wrote a post on his recording studio's message board detailing the group's rude behavior, which allegedly included shouting at the driver, random requests for McDonald's grub, and smoking reefer on the bus.
Since Albini's rant made its way around the internet, Tyler the Creator issued a series of tweets defending OFWGKTA and claiming he'd never heard of "Albino." In turn, Albini gave his own peacemaking retort to Chicagoist, and it seems the spat has come to a close.
We have to say, Steve Albini vs. Odd Future delivered on the LULz. Old man indie rock goes up against of spoiled internet troll MCs? Sounds good. Let's keep laughing with the ten nastiest music feuds in the history of pop music.
10. Mick Jagger vs. Keith Richards
Despite (or maybe directly because of) millions of dollars, groupies, and kilograms of drugs, the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have built a second career out of hating each other. A recent highlight was Richards's assertion in his massive fucking autobiography that Jagger's legendary "dissatisfaction" may have something to do with the large-lipped vocalist's incredibly tiny penis.
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9. Neil Young vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd
Early in his solo career, Neil Young wrote a pair of songs -- "Alabama" and "Southern Man" -- critiquing racism in the American South. The Dixie-lovin' freebirds in Lynyrd Skynyrd didn't take kindly, and used "Sweet Home Alabama" to tell Young, a Canadian, that "Southern Man don't need him around."
8. Metallica vs. Megadeth
Megadeth was started by Dave Mustaine as the anti-Metallica after the heavy metal institution kicked the guitarist out of an early version of the band. In the clip above, it's 25 years later and Mustaine is still talking mad shit.
7. Vanilla Ice vs. Queen & David Bowie
Remember that video of Vanilla Ice trying to pretend the beat from "Ice, Ice Baby" was different than the one from "Under Pressure"? Well, here's a side-by-side comparison, just in case there was any confusion.
6. Prince vs. Madonna
After a short fling that resulted in the 1998 collaboration "Love Song," Prince and Madonna were prickly exes, with the Material Girl famously calling Prince "a little troll."Next Page
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