The biggest beefs in rock

It’s all kicking off between Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift right now, but high-profile feuds aren’t just for reality stars and pop sensations, you know. Some pretty notable figures of alternative music have had their fair share of bust-ups; sometimes they’re sad, sometimes they’re nasty, and sometimes they’re just plain funny.

Bring Me The Horizon vs. Bad Religion

Okay, so it might not be the biggest fight we’ve ever seen between musicians- especially where Bring Me The Horizon are involved- but it is one of the most recent. And hilarious, we might add.

What happened?

Basically, Bad Religion guitarist Brian Baker posted an Instagram pic of a poster backstage at a Spanish music festival which showed a photo of BMTH with the notice “These people are not to be stopped ever. They may not have a pass. They can escort who they want where they want with or without a pass”. Baker captioned the photo with “I’m going to stop these people every time I see them today and tell them how much their band sucks”. 


This comment provoked a response from BMTH drummer Matt Nicholls, who replied to the photo with “I can’t imagine being as old as you are and still acting like a 14-year-old girl. Saw you at least ten times and you didn’t bat an eye lid. You got bigger things to worry about nowadays anyway, like ya pension, or cold weather. Dickhead.” Not wanting to miss out on the action, frontman Oli Sykes also weighed in with “Yeah, we are not your enemy, winter is your enemy.


Of course, arguing with a punk legend was never going to go unnoticed; Baker promptly threw this back at the hardcore band members: “It seems you’ve missed the point entirely. The issue here is entitlement. My post was a comment on your collective delusion that working local crew at a thirty-band festival should be required to memorize your faces to spare you the indignity of breaking stride on the way to your backstage oasis or, even worse, the humiliation of carrying credentials. Your literal display of arrogance (and the hilariously unrecognized irony within it) was what I was sharing with my followers. I honestly don’t know if your music is bad or good — it’s not for old people.”

Who won?

Brian Baker. Obviously. I mean, come on, you were NEVER going to win against a founding member of Minor Threat just because he’s “old”.


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