Music producer Mark Ronson announced on his blog he would be selling his NME award following a bad review of his set at Glastonbury.
Ronson also claims that the NME journalist whose byline went with the review sent him an email denying he wrote the review.
The email, posted on Ronson’s blog, said: “I got no problem taking responsibility for my words but I do have a problem taking responsibility for someone else’s.”
Scottish dance producer Calvin Harris took a different route to revenge, and has applied for a job with the weekly music magazine after becoming disgruntled at the magazine using his name ‘for something that’s synonymous with rubbish”, reports the Daily Record.
Harris, sick of negative coverage in the magazine, came home one night ‘after a few shandies’and decided to respond to an ad he’d seen for a staff writer.
Harris said: ‘I decided to try to even out the balance of opinion on my music.”
Despite not submitting the ideas the magazine asked for, Harris still received a response from news editor Paul Stokes.
Stokes said: ‘If he’s successful, he won’t be allowed to review his own records.”