Yesterday (4 May), Liam Gallagher tweeted about Mark Lanegan and a passage in his new book Sing Backwards and Weep where Lanegan claims that Gallagher pulled out of their 1996 tour to avoid a physical fight set up between the two.

Gallagher called Lanegan an "uptight junkie" in his tweet, and wrote that Lanegan is "another bullshitter trying to sell a book".

A day later, and the Screaming Trees vocalist has replied. Lanegan writes, "Coke addicts are junkies too you fucking tool, the stupidest kind. Still trying to make like you're hard. i could have then and still could put serious hurt on you. leave it alone dickhead unless youre actually ready to finally step up."

This Friday (8 May), Mark Lanegan will release his latest solo album Straight Songs Of Sorrow.