For the second day in a row, Lady Gaga is hitting back at fellow musicians who have criticized her single “Perfect Illusion,” The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney being the latest target.
On Wednesday night’s Vice News Tonight, the HBO program featured a segment titled, “Patrick Carney’s High Standards Music Corner,” where the drummer listened to new songs for the first time and provided a mix of praise, critique, and snark. While Norah Jones and OneRepublic felt some of Carney’s wrath, he saved some of his harshest criticism for “Perfect Illusion.”
“First of all, I hate guitars that sound like that,” he said. “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.”
After a weird Hogan story, Carney went on to say the song was growing on him, but that didn’t stop him from letting out a groan and looking miserable at the end of the first single off of Gaga’s new album, Joanne.
Before Gaga could defend her latest hit, like she did with The Chainsmokers, Mark Ronson chimed in on Twitter recalling the time his friend Carney told him the now-diamond hit “Uptown Funk” wouldn’t work. Gaga then responded to Ronson: “He’s not as snarky as I would be watching him in a guitar death-match w Kevin Parker and Josh F—ing Homme.”
No word yet if “A-YO” is more Carney’s jam.
This weekend will be a busy one for Gaga; Joanne is set for release on Friday and she will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
Watch the video of Carney on Vice News Tonight above.