Top Five Musician Twitter Feuds So Far

Categories: Digitalia

The times they are a-changin'. Gone are the days of musicians airing bad blood toward one another behind a lyrical veil a la Neil Young vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dandy Warhols vs. Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ice Cube vs. N.W.A.

In our brave new world, Rocks Off has succumbed to the instant-gratification allure of social networks just like everyone else (even when we're squabbling with them). So here are our Top 5 Musician Twitter Feuds, and we'd appreciate a retweet.

5. Courtney Love vs. Lily Allen:

The notoriously contentious Grunge Queen has lately moved her tirades from voicemail to Twitter. Ticked off that Allen had been the only celebrity allowed to wear Chanel at the Brit Awards, Love jealously cyber-snapped, taking her incomprehensible grievances to Twitterville. It didn't help matters that Allen also tweeted a frighteningly unfortunate photo of Love (above), visible to her two million-plus followers.

Allen called Love a "paranoid drug addled lunatic," while Love, in turn, called her an "insanely deluded irrelevant friendless unattractive child." Now now, girls.

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...Stephen Malkmus, less so.
4. Billy Corgan (@Billy) vs. Stephen Malkmus:

While this is more of a one-way cyber-brawl, we deem it mentionable, as it proves the '90s alt-rock poster-boys' feud is alive and well. Pavement front man Malkmus declared his distaste for the Smashing Pumpkins in Pavement's 1994 song, "Range Life," in which he takes a jab at Corgan's band: "Out on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins/ Nature kids, they don't have a function/ I don't understand what they mean/ And I could really give a fuck."

Just last week, after learning his band would share a bill with Pavement at Brazilian festival Planeta Terra, Corgan tweeted, "Just found out SP is playing with Pavement in Brazil... They represent the death of the alternative dream and we follow with the affirmation of life... We'll be the band up there playing NEW songs because we have the love."

Looks like this '90s squabble is ongoing - at least in Corgan's eyes 140 characters.

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3. Aimee Mann vs. Ice-T:

Otherwise unassuming songwriter Mann naïvely took to her Twitter account to air her ill feelings toward Ice-T's acting abilities, tweeting, "There is no reason in the world anyone should ever cast Ice-T in a television show."

Trouble is, some people still need to learn that Twitter is not Vegas; what happens there doesn't stay there, but immediately airs to the entire cyber-world. Ice-T eventually caught wind of Mann's verbal condemnation and responded, flexing his aptitude for creative word choice: "Hey @AimeeMann Stop worrying bout my acting, bitch... In the mean time, eat a hot bowl of dicks!"

Well said.

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