The Beatles are one of those “sacred” bands that pretty much any musician is afraid to bad mouth. There’s an unspoken sanctity about them given their contributions to music (which – fan or not- it’s near impossible to deny).
From his thoughts on producer Rick Rubin: “He showed up every once in a while. He crashed on the couch and stroked his beard and he was out of there. People have issues with the way he works but it’s the end result that really matters.”
To Axl Rose: “I mean, anybody who makes his fans wait for two to three hours for him to go on stage, I have no respect for…I love Guns, dude. I love Appetite For Destruction; I think that’s a fantastic album. But when you make your fans wait that long — and I don’t give a fuck what hard-on just said: ‘Oh, we expect it.’ Well, you’re a fucking idiot then. All right? Figure it the fuck out.”
To Chad of Nickelback: “You can run your mouth all you want. All I know is I’ve been voted ‘Sexiest Dude In Rock’ wearing a mask. You’ve been voted ‘Ugliest Dude In Rock’ twice without one. Stick that up to your ass. Dude, curl up in bed with your Hello Kitty pillow and shut up.”
Anyways- you get it. So it really shouldn’t be all that surprising that Taylor recently had some choice words about the one band that pretty much everyone is afraid to critize- the Fab Four.
In a recent interview with the Zach Sang Show, the Slipknot frontman described The Beatles’ iconic “All You Need Is Love” as both “hippie garbage” and “one of the biggest pieces of shit that I’ve ever heard in my life. And every time I hear it, I feel like I’m getting shot at. Put it that way, it’s that bad.”
Taylor doubled down on his anti “All You Need Is Love” stance in a video posted to his YouTube channel. One particular fan disagreed with his assessment, arguing that the track is their finest work. “No, it’s not,” Taylor shot back. “It’s a piece of shit.”
Not one to let a good argument rest, during a new appearance on the Barstool Backstage podcast, the singer elaborated on his position about “All You Need Is Love”, but made sure to preface it by saying that he is “a massive BEATLES fan.” Commence smack talk below: