Mark Kozelek reportedly insulted The War On Drugs during a US festival at the weekend, describing the band as "beer-commercial lead-guitar shit."

Mark Kozelek reportedly insulted The War On Drugs during a US festival at the weekend, describing the band as “beer-commercial lead-guitar shit.”

Kozelek was performing at the Ottawa Folk Fest at the same time as The War On Drugs’ set was taking place. “Who the fuck is that?” Kozelek reportedly said. After being told it was The War On Drugs, Kozelek said: “I hate that beer-commercial lead-guitar shit. This next song is called ‘The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick’,” Exclaim reports.

The War On Drugs have acknowledged the comments and admitted via Twitter that they feel Kozelek may have been playful with his insults.

Can anyone confirm that mark kozelek was talking shit on us during his set in Ottawa last night? Cuz we obviously booked the schedule….wtf

12:19 AM – 16 Sep 2014

Seems like it might have been at least partially in jest so whatever. Just upsetting to me as a fan that’s all. We’re just doin’ what we do

12:51 AM – 16 Sep 2014

Kozelek descibed an audience as “fucking hillbillies” at a different festival earlier this month and told people to “shut the fuck up” while playing live. T-shirts featuring the quote were subsequently sold via the official Sun Kil Moon website.

Sun Kil Moon play a one-off London date in December. Kozelek will perform at St John At Hackney Church in the capital on December 3.

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