The most outrageous rock star insults
27 February 2022, 19:00 | Updated: 1 March 2022, 11:11
Because nobody can be horrible about musicians quite like other musicians.
"I'll p*ss on f**kin' Radiohead, because of all this pomposity."
Billy Corgan on Radiohead (Antiquiet,2012)
“Dave Grohl is just a sub-mediocre kind of guy who does this ‘nice guy’ nonsense.”
Courtney Love on Dave Grohl (MySpace, 2007)
“If Morrissey says not to eat meat, then I’ll eat meat. That’s how much I hate Morrissey.”
Robert Smith of The Cure on Morrissey
"I'd rather eat my own sh*t than duet with James Blunt."
Paul Weller On James Blunt (Daily Mirror, January 2006)
“Liam is the angriest man you'll ever meet. He's like a man with a fork in a world of soup."
Noel Gallagher On Liam Gallagher (Q magazine, 2009)
“She’s very insecure. I heard the work she did with my friend Brian, aka Danger Mouse. It’s very middle of the road."
Damon Albarn on Adele (The Sun, 2015)
“It was one of those ‘Don’t meet your idol’ moments. It was sad, and I regret hanging out with him.”
Adele on Damon Albarn (Rolling Stone, 2015)
"Harry Styles has got nothing to say for himself - nothing. You alright, mate? ‘Uhhh.' That’s it. The gig will never die because you can’t download it. You can’t download spirit."
Noel Gallagher on Harry Styles (Esquire, 2015)
“Guns N’Roses are really talentless people, and they write crap music.”
Kurt Cobain On Guns N' Roses (The Advocate magazine, February 1993)
"F**king Chewbacca should enjoy his 15 minutes."
"Who's this Capaldi fella? Who the fuck's that idiot?" Noel demanded to Radio X back in 2019. Delighted by the attention from his hero, the young Scottish singer took to the stage wearing a parka and Noel t-shirt, leading the former Oasis man to respond by saying: "F**king Chewbacca should enjoy his 15 minutes. The greatest day of his life that I slagged him off or called him an idiot." They've since patched things up, however.
"I'll hear TV commercials where I think it's me. Half the time, it's the Black Keys."
Jack White On The Black Keys (Rolling Stone, May 2014)
"They’re one of the most boring bands in history."
After Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder claimed he "hated" hair metal acts like Mötley Crüe, the band's Nikki Sixx retorted: "Made me laugh today reading how much the singer in Pearl Jam hated Mötley Crüe.
"Now considering that they’re one of the most boring bands in history it’s kind of a compliment isn’t it?
"You're not allowed to diss my band and our 40 year history and not get a little smack back. All good. More focused on us playing stadiums right now. Moving on."