The Most Brutal Musician-On-Musician Insults Of All Time

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  • Elton John and Madonna composite

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  • Gene Simmons and Rihanna composite

  • Noel Gallagher and Jack White

  • Dave Grohl and Courtney Love

Big music stars aren’t just known for their talent — they’re also known for doling out some of the meanest insults around. If Twitter beefs and popular diss tracks haven’t deterred you from provoking major artists, look no further than our list of scornful digs musicians have tossed at each other in public.

During a 2004 awards ceremony, Elton John called out Madonna for allegedly lip-syncing at her pricey concerts. Kiss bassist Gene Simmons trashed Rihanna’s music at a 2012 press conference, while Dave Grohl and Courtney Love waged a decades-long beef over Nirvana’s legacy.

Who else has thrown serious shade at fellow musicians? Browse through the gallery above to find out.

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