Just my two cents on this, from the angle of someone who deals with the press from a PR side:
I was more off-put by the headline than the actual story. In the story, Nick actually defends his position a little bit by saying the following before digging into Neil:
"Any band that is close will be prone to the internal politics and egos of its players, and we would all somehow manipulate that," Seymour said.
That said, in my experience, the editors of the papers' specific sections write the Headlines and the headline BANDMATE ACCUSES FINN sets the tone for the entire article for what could have been off-handed comments in the middle of an interview.
I'm in the camp of Mona - never trust the press completely. Everyone has their own narratives and they always color an article or headline...the concept of fair and balanced press free of bias is a fairly new myth that can never truly exist...any one person's definition of fair and balanced is biased in of itself, thus nothing can be fair and balanced to everyone.
OK, I'm off my soapbox now and back on topic...