The 30 Harshest Musician-on-Musician Insults in History

Ego bruising, soul destroying infernos of hatred from some of your favourite people ever.

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in August 2011. We’ve selected it as one of the posts we’re republishing for our 10th anniversary celebrations in May 2017.

Our recent, wildly successful posts about author-on-author insults and filmmaker-on-filmmaker insults got us thinking about similar cattiness in the music industry, which has long been a breeding ground for both feuds and lunatics. An investigation of the history of musician-on-musician insults didn’t disappoint, and we’ve collated 30 of the harshest after the jump. It’s interesting comparing them to the previous pair of posts, too. The verdict: what musicians might lack in verbosity, they more than make up for with vitriol. And UK musicians are far bitchier than US ones (or, perhaps, the UK music press just delights in reporting on insults). Anyway, don’t let your boss catch you reading this…

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