Internet war has started between two guitar players. JUDAS PRIEST axeman Richie Faulkner and Joe Bonamassa exchanged some tweets recently with Richie calling Joe “a spoilt tit”.
It started when Bonamassa shared a brief video of him playing some shredding metal licks and riffs on an electric Steinberg six-string. This led to our friends at Ultimate Guitar headlined an article: “Watch Joe Bonamassa Play Shred Metal on Unexpected Guitar,” which received several comments from people criticizing Joe‘s performance.
In response, Bonamassa posted a link to the story and included the following message: “What’s going on fellas? Slow news day? I did this for fun and had fun doing it… now it’s on your site to be rated by some bulls*it number system. Next time.. promote an unknown player that could use the exposure.”
Richie Faulkner took to the social media: “Calm down joe and stop acting like a spoilt t*t,” he wrote. “Everyone judges, good and bad and at the core of all this, it’s just people giving their opinions on one of the greatest players on the planet today. Maybe the site also had fun doing what they do the same way you did. Lighten up”
Richie further added: “You’re right, think of all the guitar players that work for years and can only dream of ANY kind of exposure. You ‘do something for fun’ and it’s seen thousands of times with a vast majority of positive comments and you slag it off. You’re an inspiration. What’s the issue?”