The smoking-hot dance duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall is taking online flak for their comments in an interview with Rolling Stone in which they gave their opinion on Lady Gaga's "Perfect Illusion" and discussed Rihanna rejecting their demo for "Don't Let Me Down"
The duo discuss the big bucks they earn, even when they're paid for not playing (Adobe booked them for a corporate party but apparently canceled and paid-out more than $80,000), their spending habits and their predilections for drinking coconut water on stage. They've worked on "one of the dopest songs we've ever written" with Coldplay's Chris Martin, according to Pall, while Bono "rolled up to our studio, all by himself," Taggart adds, "and played us some new U2 music."
And when Rihanna rejected their demo for "Don't Let Me Down," it was OK, explained Pall, "because young unknown artists have this hunger - they're willing to work really hard." (Daya ultimately contributed vocals to the track). Oh, and they "basically brain-raped" Calvin Harris.
It's Pall's comment about Gaga's new track "Perfect Illusion" which has Little Monsters in an uproar. The track "sucks," he's quoted as saying, before scrunching up his nose mid-sentence as though "something's gone rancid on the seafood tower," according to the RS writer.
Don't mess with Mother Monster. Angry Twitter uses are sharing their thoughts with the hashtag #TheChainsmokersAreOverParty.
The Chainsmokers, however, are laughing all the way to the top of the charts. Their track "Closer" featuring Halsey, leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week. It's their third top 10 hit this year following "Don't Let Me Down" (No. 3) and "Roses" (No. 6).
"Closer" notches up its ninth week at No. 1 on the Australia's singles survey, breaking the record for most weeks at No. 1 this year, previously held by Lukas Graham's "7 Years."
Read the Rolling Stone interview here.