In-fighting has raged since the birth of rock and roll. 2011 has proved no different. Here are our favourite arguments and Twit-wars of the year so far.
Who: Katy Perry Vs Calvin Harris.
Why?: Harris pulled out of his support slot on her tour.
What Perry Said: “I’m used to you cancelling on me, it’s become your staple!”
Who: Kings Of Leon Vs Glee.
Why?: The Followills wouldn’t license their songs for use on the show, promoting creator Ryan Murphy to hit out and drummer Nathan Followill to respond in a rather ungentlemanly manner.
What They Said: “Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating 7yr olds how to say fuck.”
Who: Tyler The Creator Vs Drake.
Why?: Tyler’s irrepressible mouth shouts off again…
What They Said: “I’m this close to Justin Bieber acknowledging me and I’m on this fuckin’ bus…I’d rather do a fuckin’ song with Drake.” – Tyler, The Creator of Odd Future, comparing sitting on a smelly Chinatown bus to doing a song with Drake.”
Who: Vanilla Ice Vs Bieber.
Why?: The former Robert Van Winkle came out of whatever episode of Celebrity Fatcamp he was appearing on to give his opinion on The Bieb.
What Ice Said: “You know, then something else new will come along and he’ll be forgotten and he can try to put all the pieces back together, so it’s going to be entertaining to watch.”
Who: Steve Albini Vs Odd Future.
Why?: The legendary curmudgeon hit out against OF.
What He Said: “Their music is nothing, but sooner or later these little scrubs are going to get their asses kicked, and I suspect all their bullshit will calm down significantly after that happens.”
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Who: Avril Lavigne Vs Christina Aguilera.
Why?: The ‘Sk8tr Boi’ singer revealed a decade old beef.
What Lavigne Said: “Boy George was super nice unlike Christina Aguilera who was really mean to me when I said hi to her. I remember going over and introducing myself and saying, ‘Hi, we kinda do the same thing,’ but I just kind of got (withering laugh).’”
Who: Titus Andronicus’ Patrick Stickles Vs The Pogues.
Why?: They didn’t have a good time being their support band.
What They Said: “They sing about celebrating the individual and they sing about everyone having dignity, even the downtrodden and stuff yet they are happy to step on whoever so that they can line their coiffures to the extent that they want to.”
Who: Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Vs Metallica.
Why?: Old adversaries who never had a touchy-feely make up session.
What They Said: “I got into trouble for saying that we’re better than Metallica and it’s true! They might get more middle-class bourgeoisie turning up to their shows but they’re not Maiden. If I’m going to turn into an asshole I might as well go for it.”
Who: Moby Vs America.
Why?: His fame not what it once was, he’s understandably not pleased with the size of venue he’s having to play.
What They Said: “Planning a brief tour of America. which proves that I must be a masochist. Small venues, hostile or disinterested media, who can resist?”
Who: Morrissey Vs Madonna.
Why?: Mozzer slated Madge after being asked about Lady Gaga.
What He Said: “Edith Piaf was seven inches high, always wore a modest black dress, and sang without stage sets or lights, and her voice roared above the wind, with the most incredible powers of communication. I’d like to see McDonna attempt that.”