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- Posted on Jul 29th 2009 3:30PM by Dan Reilly
The whole thing started when in an interview with Classic Rock magazine, Bruce compared the bands' reunion shows saying, "Everybody talks about Led Zeppelin, and they played one f---ing gig -- one f---ing lame gig -- while Cream did weeks of gigs." The 66-year-old then directly addressed the famed quartet and said, "F--- 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." He also dragged his former bandmate into the ruckus, stating "You're gonna compare Eric Clapton with that f---ing Jimmy Page? Would you really compare that? Eric's good and Jimmy's crap. And with that I rest my case." Burn!
Since then, Bruce told the East Anglian Daily Times that he found out just how passionate Zeppelin's fanbase remains. "It was just a bit of fun and it was blown out of all proportion," Bruce said. "Some Led Zeppelin fans were really angry at me and I had a few death threats -- they're not likely to find me out here though.
"People like me tend to forget that with YouTube and Twitter, you can't say anything without it getting around the world," he continued. "We always used to have a pop at other bands in the old days and that was all it was. It was like I had spoken out against the Queen or something. You obviously can't say anything against Led Zeppelin."
Sure, it's not exactly Tupac versus Biggie but for a battle between blues-based classic rockers, this about as good as you can expect. At least until Keith Richards gets involved, that is.