Manic Street Preachers rocker Nicky Wire has fuelled a war of words with Radiohead's Ed O Brien - he launched a furious tirade against the guitarist during a gig on Thursday (18Feb10).
The bass player was seething after O'Brien branded him a "w**ker" for accusing the Paranoid Android hitmakers of taking a stand against illegal downloaders only after they had made their fortune in the music industry.
Wire hit back at the Radiohead star during a show in Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday - branding O'Brien a "c**t" and mocking his education at an upmarket school.
He told the audience, "Apparently Ed O'Brien called me a w**ker. I'm really fucking scared. Go back to your boarding school you c**t!"