10 Legendary Bandmates Who Couldn’t Stand Each Other

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Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones on the Voodoo Lounge World Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CC-Machocarioca)
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Inevitably, Richards’ assertion in his book that Jagger – known for his success with the ladies – had a “tiny todger” didn’t go down well, and nor did the guitar slinger’s boast of sleeping with Marianne Faithfull, Jagger’s one-time flame. Further tension arose in 2003 when Jagger accepted his knighthood, a decision Richards criticized as “ludicrous.” In an interview with Uncut magazine, Richards elaborated by saying that his long-time bandmate’s agreement to get the award “sent out the wrong message,” adding, “It’s not what the Stones is about, is it?”

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Guitar god J Mascis stands in front of a stack of Marshall speakers (CC-Eli Hamann)
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6. J Mascis vs. Lou Barlow – Dinosaur Jr.

The bitter fall-out between Dinosaur Jr. head honcho J Mascis and the band’s original bassist Lou Barlow has virtually become rock folklore. Just as the Amherst, Massachusetts group were making some kind of commercial breakthrough and had finished touring their well-received third LP, Bug, long-haired guitar wizard Mascis essentially kicked Barlow out of Dinosaur Jr. by, rather incredibly, lying to the bass player that the band had split up. By that point, though, the pair were barely speaking to one another.

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