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Rock’s Greatest Feuds: Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and More

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For the past few years, it seemed like the Kings of Leon were going to avoid the fate of most bands of brothers and actually get along with each other. Caleb Followill’s mid-show departure this past July – and the angry Tweets by his brother Jared that followed — seem to suggest this may not be the case. “There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed,” Jared wrote. “I love our fans so much. I know you guys aren’t stupid. I can’t lie.” It remains to be seen how this is all going to play out, but rock history has proven time and time again that brothers often don’t make the best bandmates. It just makes everything too complicated.

Rock history is filled with bands whose members just couldn’t keep the peace. Here’s a look at 11 more of them.

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Van Halen: Van Halen’s One-Night Reunion Goes Bad

Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony backstage at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards.

In 1996, Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth attempted to see if they could tolerate being together for just one night when they made a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Turns out they couldn't. Problems arose when Eddie Van Halen told the press that he couldn’t tour before he had hip replacement surgery. "Tonight's about me, man," Roth said. "Not your fucking hip!" Van Halen's response: "If I ever see you again you better be wearing a cup, pal!" Eleven years later Dave and Ed finally made peace and launched a reunion tour, but by that point they'd manage to drive original bassist Michael Anthony out of the band.

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