Jack Bruce of Cream recently unleashed some harsh words about Led Zeppelin, airing some grievances to the press at a recent award ceremony by saying "Fuck off, Zeppelin, you're crap."
"Everybody talks about Led Zeppelin, and they played one fucking gig — one fucking lame gig — while Cream did weeks of gigs," Bruce said in the unprovoked attack. "Fuck off, Zeppelin, you're crap. You've always been crap and you'll never be anything else. Cream is 10 times the band that Led Zeppelin is."
As for Led Zeppelin's decision to tour with a replacement for Robert Plant, Bruce added "Well, I always thought Robert Plant used the wrong kind of fertilizer, anyway, so I think he might be an improvement...I'm just joking." As for the battle of the guitar gods, "Let's face it: Jimmy Page ain't no Eric Clapton, no matter what anybody thinks," Bruce said.
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