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Art Garfunkel On Paul Simon: I 'Created A Monster'

05/24/2015 12:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2015

Art Garfunkel spoke openly with The Telegraph about his split with former bandmate Paul Simon.

"I don’t want to say any anti-Paul Simon things, but it seems very perverse to not enjoy the glory and walk away from it instead. Crazy," he said of the band's breakup, which occurred at the height of their success.

"How can you walk away from this lucky place on top of the world, Paul? What’s going on with you, you idiot? How could you let that go, jerk?” he later added.

Garfunkel also said he "created a monster" in his friendship with Simon.

The childhood pals, who grew up together in Queens, officially split in 1970 after recording five albums. Their last effort, "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.

For his full interview, check out the Telegraph.

Garfunkel has long spoken about the pair's complicated relationship. He once called their friendship "indescribable."

"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 shit."

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