The Most Legendary Band Mate Feuds in Rock History

Not everyone gets along all the time. Whether they are your best friend, family member, or co-worker, everyone fights once in a while. It’s no different when it comes to musicians, specifically band members. After spending so much time together on tour, red carpets, hotels, parties, it’s no surprise that some bandmates get sick of each other and butt heads.

Oasis win the British Group presented by Pete Townshend during The BRIT Awards 1996.
Oasis win British Group presented by Pete Townshend during The BRIT Awards 1996. Photo By JM Enternational/Shutterstock

When we remember iconic bands for their classic songs, we don’t always know what is going on behind the scenes. It’s easy to assume that people who make such beautiful melodies together get along great! From creative differences to stealing girlfriends, here are some of the most legendary rock band member rivalries.


There are many reasons band members might not get along with each other. Sometimes its character differences, a fight over a girl, or just personality clashes. When it came to the Ramones, it was a mix of everything.

Ramones - Dee Dee, Joey, Tommy and Johnny Ramone at Eric's Club, Liverpool
Ramones – Dee Dee, Joey, Tommy and Johnny Ramone at Eric’s Club, Liverpool. Photo By Ian Dickson/Shutterstock

Frontman Joey hated Johnny’s Republican beliefs and political opinions. Joey was also devastated when Johnny stole his girlfriend, which inspired the song, The KKK Took My Baby Away. Yikes! There is really no coming back for that. I mean, he broke the main bro code.


Oasis is pretty much famous for their sibling rivalry. The Gallagher brothers prove that family doesn’t make you immune to intra-band tensions. Liam and Noel’s feud is legendary, and it came to a head at a certain point.

Oasis in concert, Splash Club, King's X, London, UK - 27 Jan 1994
Oasis in concert, Splash Club, King’s X, London, UK – 27 Jan 1994. Photo By Ian Dickson/Shutterstock

It was a long time coming, but in 2009 it consumed the group; Noel just couldn’t take it anymore. They argued over everything from how one brother held his guitar to how they dressed. It’s pretty interesting how two people who couldn’t stand each other created such beautiful music together.

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