Just one day after Lady Gaga had to unleash her wrath on the Chainsmokers for daring to speak ill of her new single “Perfect Illusion,” today another man has unwisely chosen to criticize her work. The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney, who’s known for getting involved in many a beef, appeared on Vice News Tonight to review a bunch of new songs, for some reason. One of them was “Perfect Illusion,” a song that repulsed him so much, he may never recover. He specifically took issue with Josh Homme’s guitar playing, saying, “I’m lost because the guitar at the top of it sounds so shitty. It’s like ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ but not even nearly as good as that. It sounds like Hulk Hogan is playing the fucking guitar.” Though Carney did say replays of the song were forcing it to grow on him, “Perfect Illusion” producer Mark Ronson and Lady Gaga had a flawless, coordinated response. Thank you and come again.
Update: Carney has joined the Twitter fray and responded to Ronson and Gaga.