And Van Zandt didn’t stop there. He called Primal Scream singer and co-founder Bobby Gillespie a “drug addict” and a “waste of space.” Van Zandt, who won additional acclaim playing Sylvio Dante on the hit HBO series The Sopranos, contends that Scream’s manager walked out on him after refusing to play 20 U.S. dates.
Whoa. Sounds like a rock and roll feud is in the making.
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Primal Scream was co-founded in 1982 by Gillespie, who was then the drummer for the Jesus and Mary Chain. Despite a few gaps in their recording portfolio, Scream has remained commercially successful over the years, and retains a large and loyal following.
No word from them yet on Little Steven’s rant.