In Bad Neighbours 2, Chloë Grace Moretz plays a sorority sister who causes so many problems for the young couple next door (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) that they’re forced to ask their former nemesis (Zac Efron) for help. With the comedy sequel hitting UK cinemas on May 6, we take a look at some real-life bad neighbours from the music world.
5. Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page
The Take That singer and Led Zeppelin guitarist have been keeping lawyers busy for over a year with their ongoing property squabble. Williams wants to update his £17.5m west London mansion, but Page, who owns a £20m neighbouring estate, strongly objects. As of February, Williams’ renovation work seems to be going ahead.
The Queen of Pop has recently been accused by neighbours of creating fake parking spaces outside her New York City townhouse. Responding to a news story about the allegations, Madge wrote on Instagram: “Yes Bishes I am Madonna and that is my driveway and if people park in front of it i cant drive in my driveway! So sorry the city doesn’t like the color yellow! We will paint a nice dull grey to keep our neighbors happy! Sorry.”
3. Lenny Kravitz
In 2004 the ‘Fly Away’ rocker was sued by a neighbour for causing $330,000 of water damage because he allegedly allowed a toilet in his apartment “to become blocked, clogged, and congested with various materials”. Let’s be grateful the law suit wasn’t more specific about those “various materials”.
2. Justin Bieber
He’s a reformed character now, but in 2014 the teen heartthrob was charged with vandalism for lobbing eggs at his neighbour’s house in Calabasas, California. Two years earlier, another neighbour, the actor Dax Howard, claimed that having Bieber in the neighbourhood was like “living in Lebanon” because of “the music and the parties and the paparazzi”.
1. Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin
The troubled frontman was arrested in 2013 for allegedly taking a chainsaw to his neighbour’s patio. The neighbour actually claimed this bizarre incident was just the tip of the iceberg, also accusing Scantlin of attacking her West Hollywood home on at least 10 previous occasions.
Bad Neighbours 2 opens in UK cinemas on May 6. Book tickets here from May 4 onwards: www.BadNeighbours2Tickets.co.uk
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