10 Music Artists Who Absolutely Hate Each Other

Musical Battle Grounds.

Oasis band members Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher are pictured during a photocall at Wembley Stadium, where they announced their biggest ever tour of open air venues in the UK and Ireland next summer.
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The music industry is not necessarily a place to make friends. Although you do occasionally get two musicians who click from the word go, the concept of keeping the collaborative spirit together can seem like a marriage between two musicians. If this were musical matrimony though, these people would be bound for divorce court before even finishing their vows.

Aside from the volatility that you find from most divas, these musicians have gotten downright hostile towards their counterparts for years now. Though most of these things tend to come down to business at the end of the day, there are a few musicians who have more than just a chip on their shoulder about the company that they have in their music scene or otherwise. Regardless of whether they were even in a band together, things managed to get hostile off the stage as well, with some of them even getting into actual fights when the cameras stopped rolling.

As much as people might have pent up aggression from their time in the music industry, you don't often see this kind of widespread hatred being tossed out so frequently. While each of these artists deserve a spot in history in their own right, you might want to keep them at arm's length from each other if they cross paths.

10. John Lennon and Paul McCartney

When you're in a band with a bunch of egos, things are already testy before you even play a note of music. Even if you're all on good terms, there's often a fine line between constructive criticism and letting your holier than thou attitude show a little bit too much. So...amplify that times 5 and you get the harshness of what John Lennon and Paul McCartney had towards the end of the '60s.

While still being an admirer of each others' material, the artistic mindsets of both of these men were practically on life support by the time the Beatles called it quits. Since Lennon was gearing towards artful rock with Yoko Ono, McCartney began looking more and more like a dictator in between record sessions, which was detailed a little too much in the Let It Be film. Though Abbey Road was the final note most of us wanted from the Fabs, the next few years would be really shaky for our lads from Liverpool.

Lashing out in song at each other, most of the first offerings from both Lennon and McCartney featured jabs at each other, from McCartney calling out Lennon's advocate stance on Too Many People to Lennon taking him to task for dictating on How Do You Sleep?. Then again, the late '70s did show them at least on better terms before Lennon was killed at the beginning of the '80s. As much as these guys didn't have anything nice to say to each other, it's nice to know that there wasn't any bad blood taken to the grave.

 
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