Top 10 Music Acts Where Two or More Bandmates Hated Each Other
The Top Ten
Ray had to bear administrative load for the Kinks since they had terrible management and horrible contracts. Dave was just your typical sex, drugs, and party rocker so Ray probably felt resentful of "carrying" Dave. I read that Dave is the nicer person, and Ray has the difficult personality, but Ray is the genius without whom no lasting fame for Dave, solid guitarist or not. And Mick Avory in siding with Ray knew where his bread was buttered.
Brothers Ray and Dave Davies hate each other - it started in the childhood and perhaps will never end.
Dave said, "I think Ray has only been happy for three years of his life … the three before I was born."
The two tried to reunite for Dave's 50th birthday but it was unsuccessful because according to Dave, Ray made it all about him:
"Just as I was about to cut the cake, Ray jumped on the table and made a speech about how wonderful he was, and then stamped on the cake."
Amazing how they lasted 30 years together without becoming an oldies act, or killing each other. Drummer Mick Avory was part of the hatred, too - he hated Dave, Dave hated him, they attacked each other onstage on more than one occasion. Since disbanding, though, both Ray and Dave have relied mostly on this Kinks material in concert and on record. They need each other!
Listen to "Hatred" from the Phobia album.
They still hate each other.
Bandmates who hate each other are the "sweetest' bros in music - Liam and Noel Gallagher.
Noel on Liam: "He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup."
Liam on Noel: "I f**kin' hate that t**t there. … I hope one day … I can smash [the] f**k out of him, with a f**kin” Rickenbacker, right on his nose, and then he does the same to me."
What about these guys? They loved each other, they hated each other...
Listeners love their harmonized vocals but Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel can barely stand one another.
Most of the hostility seems to come from Simon's camp.
Garfunkel consistently expresses affection for Simon in public.
Bandmates who hate each other are Axl Rose and Slash.
According to Guns N' Roses's road manager in the early 90s, the reason was... Michael Jackson because:
1) Axl was allegedly molested by his father as a child
2) in the early 90s Michael Jackson was rumored to have molested children and Axl believed it was true
3) Slash agreed to play guitar on Jackson's new song "Black or White", and that "devastated" Axl Rose
4) then Slash escalated the heat by admitting he was getting paid with a flat-screen T.V., and this was the beginning of the end. By 1993 the original Guns N' Roses was ruined.
Axl Rose and Slash reunited in 2016 for a tour.
That would be founder John Fogerty, who hates his brother Tom, as well as the other bandmates.
Founder and leader Tom Fogerty hates all the other members, and the feeling is mutual.
Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker were lifelong enemies.
Bandmates who hate each other are Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.
According to Perry, the main problem is that he and the band are in it for the music, while Tyler's in it for fame and women.
This tension was obviously too much to take, judging by how Perry outright quit the band in the early '80s.
In addition, Perry cringes at Tyler's attempts to go into business for himself.
Ozzy was practically in conflict with all original Black Sabbath members and with some newer members, too.
1) Ozzy vs Tony Iommi - long story but even after so many years, in 2009, Ozzy took legal actions against Tony Iommi (Ozzy claims were ugly)
2) Ozzy vs Geezer - in the late 70s Ozzy even attacked Geezer with a knife which was one of the reasons Ozzy was kicked out of the band
3) Ozzy vs Bill Ward - there was a conflict between them even in 2015
Ozzy in conflict with them all?
Mega Dave is one of the most difficult musicians to work with (for several reasons) so at a point (almost) everyone in this band hated him. And people have been leaving the band. One of the most dysfunctional bands ever.
Even his best buddy in the band, David Ellefson, got alienated for some period of time and one of the band's albums was going to be a solo album by Dave Mustaine.
Insiders say that Dave Mustaine and drummer Nick Menza often had arguments and the song Angry Again was partly inspired by Nick because Mustaine hated Nick a lot. I guess Nick hated him back. R.I.P. Nick.
Team 1: Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley
team 2: Ace Frehley and Peter Criss
Stanley claimed in his 2014 autobiography that Frehley and Criss are anti-Semitic (Stanley and Simmons are Jewish), that Frehley collected Nazi memorabilia, and that Criss was racist against Asians.
But there are also tensions within "team 1" because Stanley called Simmons an egomaniac who wasn't actually a marketing genius, but that pales in comparison to "you are basically Nazis."
Several members have been fighting with each other almost since the beginning
Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth hate each other but this didn't cause as much drama as in the other bands on this list.
In a recent interview Eddie claimed that Roth doesn't want to be friends but that seems to suit Eddie just fine.
Eddie also told Billboard, "Roth's perception of himself is different than who he is in reality. We're not in our 20s anymore. We're in our 60s. Act like you're 60."
Bandmates who hate each other are Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker
Guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain have been feuding over the band's artistic direction.
I'm surprised that they were never mentioned. Johnny Marr and Morrissey have basically become sworn enemies against each other.
Johnny and Joey Ramone clashed over a bunch of things- being conservative vs liberal, neat vs unorganized, heck, Johnny Ramone even stole Joey's girlfriend Linda, which led Joey to write "The KKK Took My Baby Away".
Chris and Rich Robinson have always had contempt against each other. Now, Chris has his own band (the Chris Robinson Brotherhood) while Rich and the rest of the former Black Crowes are in The Magpie Salute.
I'm surprised that they haven't been mentioned either. Tensions over Roger Waters' artistic vice grip erupted during the making of The Wall, and a lawsuit giving the Pink Floyd name to the other three left Roger bitter towards them. At least they reunited one more time.