The music industry is not necessarily a place to make friends. While sometimes you have two musicians clicking right off the bat, the concept of keeping the spirit of collaboration together can feel like a marriage between two musicians. If it was a musical wedding, these people would end up in divorce court before they even finished their vows.
Aside from the volatility found in most divas, these musicians have become downright hostile to their counterparts for years now. While 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 an idea about the business they have in their music scene or whatever. Whether or not they were in a group together, things managed to get hostile off the stage as well, some of them even fighting when the cameras stopped rolling.
As much as people have been able to suppress aggression in their time in the music industry, you don’t often see this kind of widespread hatred being dismissed so frequently. While each of these artists deserve a place in history in their own right, you might want to keep them away from each other if they cross paths.
When you’re in a band with a bunch of egos, things are hard enough before you even play a musical note. Even if you are all on good terms, there is often a fine line between constructive criticism and showing your holier attitude a little too much. So … amplify that by 5 and you get the harshness of what John Lennon and Paul McCartney had in the late 60s.
While still an admirer of each other’s material, the artistic state of mind of these two men was practically on life support by the time the Beatles decided to quit. Ever since Lennon moved into artistic rock with Yoko Ono, McCartney started to look more and more like a dictator between recording sessions, which was a bit too detailed in the movie Let It Be. Although Abbey Road was the final note most of us expected from the Fabs, the next few years would be really tough for our Liverpool guys.
Most of Lennon and McCartney’s early offers backfired against each other, from McCartney calling out Lennon’s defensive stance on Too Many People to Lennon berating him for dictating How Do You Sleep ?. Then again, the late ’70s showed them at least on better terms before Lennon was killed in the early’ 80s. Even though these guys had nothing nice to say to each other, it’s good to know that he there was no bad blood carried to the grave.