Photo of Lady Gaga & Patrick Carney by Getty / Jason Merritt
Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson are in pretend-feud with The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney.
After Carney appeared Tuesday night on Vice News, where he slammed Gaga's single "Perfect Illusion," Ronson (who co-wrote and co-produced the song) came to the singer's defense Wednesday afternoon, tweeting that he remembered his "good friend" Carney "sitting in my living room, hearing 'Uptown Funk' and telling me it wouldn't work."
Gaga herself reacted to Ronson's tweet, saying: "He's not as snarky as I would be watching him in a guitar death-match w [Tame Impala's] Kevin Parker and Josh F☠️cking Homme."
Carney's own comments came Tuesday as part of his new "Patrick Carney’s High Music Standards Corner" segment on Vice News, where he listens to other artists' music and critiques it.
"I hate guitars that sound like that," Carney 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."
Carney isn't the first artist to blast "Perfect Illusion" and he said back in 2011 that Homme—who plays guitar on the song—is "the coolest man in music." For his part, Ronson also stressed later tonight that Carney is "my brother."