Feuds & Rivalries (and a kick in the face)
Today, I talked about feuds...within the music industry, that is. Some music press outlets THRIVE on these kinds of things, so it's not surprising they keep coming up (Beatles and the Stones, Metallica and Megadeth, Biggie Smalls and Tupac, Oasis and Blur, Oasis and Kaiser Chiefs, Oasis and Oasis (Liam vs Noel - seeing a pattern here, aren't you?), Noel vs Jay Z (in 2008, Noel Gallagher didn't think a hip-hop artist should be playing the top Saturday night slot because it screws with the history and roots of the UK festival. Plus, he said, "It's wrong." You reek of class, Noel.).
I'll have to ask my gigging and musician friends how justifiable a boot to the shins (or someplace else, ouch) would be if someone in another band did this. On a further note, The Kooks are also involved in a feud with another band, Razorlight.
The Kooks' first album, 2006's Inside In/Inside Out, went quadruple platinum, and their follow-up in 2008, Konk, debuted at #1. They're just finished working on their third studio album, Junk Of The Heart, so here's new music from The Kooks (it's the title track, FYI):
And now, I'm going to put a roll of quarters in a tube sock, wind up like a helicopter propeller, and let 'er go. Hey, I had to - he turned my microphone off when I was in mid-sentence!