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No, it's definitely not the Rosie and the Donald slug fest on the national airwaves, but it's getting almost as ugly as the verbal feud between two indie rock bands heats up.

The whole sordid affair is either an ill-guided argument about what constitutes good music, or a planned public relations stunt.

The popular emo boy band My Chemical Romance was slammed by the Kasabian's lead singer Tom Meighan, who called the band "clowns" with "make-up". (photo to the left is Gerard Way of MCR)

In his interview with the New Music Express (the "Rolling Stone magazine of the U.K."), Meighan volleyed an unwarranted series of bitch-slap fireballs at the wildly successful MCR by comparing the band's music to a group of "ventriloquists."

(photo to the right is Kasabian)

"[Their music] is weird and dark," Meighan told NME. "They don't have anything positive to say. The only good news is that it won't last. These clowns won't be around for much longer. Their make-up will flake off and the scene will die out. And it can't happen soon enough."

It didn't take long for MCR to bite back.

"It was obviously meant as a slam, but it was so poorly worded that it ended up sounding like a compliment!" MCR lead singer Gerard Way told NME. "'Weird and dark?'... that just makes them kinda ignorant. This band has never had a bullshit war ever.
I haven't found an opponent worthy enough yet. If you're gonna take me on, you'd better have the balls for it! If you're gonna talk shit about us, you'd better have the juice. And we haven't found anybody with the juice yet.”

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