Beefs 2012: Alexisonfire's Wade MacNeil and Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon Have a Twitter Spat
Published Aug 18, 2012Though he's busy preparing for his Alexisonfire farewell tour before committing to Gallows full time, guitarist and vocalist Wade MacNeil took some time out of his night on Friday (August 17) to start a Twitter beef with Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon.
"Recently found out that @brianmfallon hates my old band. Luckily, @VICE summarized what I think of his," MacNeil wrote, linking to a Vice article which argues that Gaslight Anthem is a worse band than Nickelback.
Fallon replied, admitting that he has actually never heard Alexisonfire. "I dont even know who your old band is there, guy. Wonderful to meet you," he wrote, adding, "hey, how about you direct message me an not talk shit on the Internet?"
Then, Fallon actually went ahead and checked out MacNeil's bands, writing, "Just checked out alexisonfire…solid band. Love the Gallows! sorry @dirtyblacklungs but I like you. Good luck with everything!"
As could be expected, legions of Gaslight Anthem fans started harrassing MacNeil for his comments, at which point Fallon wrote, "Hey… leave the guy alone. He probably heard a rumor or some misquoted press. All love. Let him be, everybody's just trying to get by."
MacNeil has yet to respond to Fallon's laid-back approach to the beef.