10 More Rock Songs That Insulted Other Musicians

Some subtle (and not-so-subtle) digs here.

Foo Fighters Monkey Wrench

The diss track can be traced all the way back to 1754.

No, seriously. The song Yankee Doodle was conceived as a put-down of George Washington and his troops during the American Revolution.

Look it up, it's true.

With such a long and proud history, it's no surprise that the rock genre has its fair share of musical mockeries. We've already spoken about ten of them in a previous list, but there are far more angry rockers out there than can be contained in the confines of just one article.

Feuds between bands and artists crop up all the time, so of course there's going be plenty of songs out there that have been used as vehicles to attack and disparage other musicians.

The following ten songs are either explicitly or implicitly about somebody else and they all take a rather dim view of that other person. Some are about artists in the same genre, some stray out of the lines, and one is actually about somebody in the same band as the person who wrote it.

Damn, that must have been one awkward tour bus ride.

10. Hot Dog - Limp Bizkit

If you don't know the hidden meaning behind the album title "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water", then good luck to you when you eventually find out.

It's widely regarded as the band's biggest ever release, thanks to songs like Take a Look Around, My Way, and Rollin'. There's also this song, which is sort of the title track? Probably the closest you're going to get on a record like this.

Hot Dog features the F-word 46 times. That's got nothing to do with what we're talking about here - it's just really funny.

It also contains several references to the band Nine Inch Nails, including straight up lifting lyrics from songs like Burn, The Perfect Drug, and Closer. This was done to throw shade at NIN leader Trent Reznor, who made some less-than-complimentary remarks towards Fred Durst.

Something to do with a piece of plywood going up his bum.

In the end though, Reznor had the last laugh, as Bizkit borrowing his words actually led to him getting a co-writing credit on the song.

He must have cried all the way to the bank.


Jacob Simmons has a great many passions, including rock music, giving acclaimed films three-and-a-half stars, watching random clips from The Simpsons on YouTube at 3am, and writing about himself in the third person.