Art Garfunkel is still very sore over his long running feud with former music partner Paul Simon. Garfunkel slammed Simon in a recent interview over their 1970 breakup according to a Sunday, May 24 report from the Huffington post. Simon and Garfunkel both carry a massive amount of bitterness, and resent, Garfunkel has no issues going public with his thougts and feelings towards his former partner. When asked about his former music partner Paul Simon, Garfunkel really has nothing flattering to say.
Garfunkel describes Simon as a “monster” with a Napoleon complex. He goes on to label Simon as an “idiot” and a “jerk” for breaking off their successful musical partnership during their success. Boyhood friends, Simon and Garfunkel grew up together and started their career in Queens. The duo recorded five albums together, but officially split in 1970’s. Simon and Garfunkel’s last album l, “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” won the Grammy Award for the best album of the year and is one of the best-selling albums of its decade. The duo has reunited several times for tours and performances, though, mostly recently at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon through the years have attempted to reunite for tours and performances, but the two could never quite get past the bitterness the two felt towards each other stemming from their 1970 split. Simon and Garfunkel’s most recent reunion was in 2010, mostly at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.73-year-old Garfunkel admits he’s always felt “overshadowed” by Simon, comparing his experience to that of George Harrison’s feelings toward Paul McCartney in The Beatles.
“You’ll never capture it,” he told Rolling Stone last year. “It’s an ingrown, deep friendship. Yes, there is deep love in there. But there’s also s**t.” Art Garfunkel reveals at age 73, he has recovered from ‘paresis” of his vocal cords which left him unable to singe for long period of time. Garfunkel states he is soon to embark on a small world tour of seven cities. He will return to the UK in the autumn to play at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
When asked about the possibility of another reunion tour with Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel revealed the ball’s in his ex-partner’s court.Simon referenced the animosity between the two when Simon & Garfunkel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001: “I regret the ending of our friendship,” said Simon. “I hope that some day before we die we will make peace with each other.”