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The 55 greatest rock star insults

Liam and Noel Gallagher
Liam and Noel Gallagher

For all their hubris, musicians are mostly an abnormally sensitive bunch. Any perceived slight, perhaps on a haircut or the colour choice of a designer bandana, is likely to reduce them to a gibbering, feral wreck, lashing out at industry foes, competitors, even friends.

Others love nothing more than stirring the pot, sniping at the first famous name that comes to mind while luxuriating in the sound of their own voice.

The results are often hysterical. These zingers show musicians’ inherent talent for wordplay and wit – plus pettiness, pomposity and profanity.

1. Noel Gallagher on Liam Gallagher

“Liam is the angriest man you’ll ever meet. He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup.” 

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