Eddie Vedder and Nikki Sixx have traded insults this weekend after both revealed they don't like each other's bands.
It started with Vedder telling The New York Times Magazine that he's not a fan of Motley Crue and the hair bands of the '80s.
"I used to work in San Diego loading gear at a club. I'd end up being at shows that I wouldn't have chosen to go to — bands that monopolized late-'80s MTV. The metal bands that — I'm trying to be nice — I despised. 'Girls, Girls, Girls' and Motley Crue: [BLEEP] you. I hated it. I hated how it made the fellas look. I hated how it made the women look. It felt so vacuous...
"[Then] Guns N' Roses came out and, thank God, at least had some teeth. But I'm circling back to say that one thing that I appreciated was that in Seattle and the alternative crowd, the girls could wear their combat boots and sweaters, and their hair looked like Cat Power's and not Heather Locklear's — nothing against her. They weren't selling themselves short. They could have an opinion and be respected. I think that's a change that lasted. It sounds so trite, but before then it was bustiers. The only person who wore a bustier in the '90s that I could appreciate was Perry Farrell."
Vedder's comments didn't sit well with Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx who responded with, "Made me laugh ... reading how much the singer in Pearl Jam hated Motley Crue. Now considering that they're one of the most boring bands in history it's kind of a compliment isn't it?"
Nikki then responded to tweets from his fans saying Vedder sounds like he has marbles in his mouth when he sings. And when a Vedder fan stuck up for Eddie, Sixx wrote, "Remember there were zillions of brown haired bands for brown haired fans…..Go find them. You will know them by the bored look on their face."
And on Sunday Vedder responded with a tweet saying "We love our bored fans" along with a video showing how not bored they are.