Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger Just Started An All Out War With The Lead Singer Of Slipknot–Bad Idea
Nickelback has long been the black liquorice of rock music. Yeah, their music sucks, but the real gripe with Nickelback hinges on the fact that they’ve been able to make millions on millions peddling said shitty music. The only explanation I have for this is that Nickelback is like a girl putting a finger in your ass–you secretly enjoy it, but you sure as fuck won’t tell your friends. I mean…
In any event, the Canadian band has taken it on the chin from everyone–ranging from trolls on the internet to Mark Zuckerberg. It doesn’t help that Nickelback’s front man’s first name is Chad and he has the haircut to prove it.
Taking so many L’s online has evidently irritated Kroeger, as he recently sounded off on Slipknot lead singer Corey Taylor’s other band, Stone Sour.
During a video interview with Metal Covenant, Kroeger praised Nickelback by comically saying, “I can’t think of another band that’s as diverse as we are.” When the interviewer brought up Stone Sour, Chad claimed they were “trying to be Nickelback,” then the wheels came off the bus. He then ripped Taylor for allegedly saying how easy it is to write a hit song.
“Show me,” Kroeger said. “Write one. I have yet to hear one… They’re okay, but they’re not as good as Nickelback. They sound like Nickelback Lite.”
Nickelback lite. The vitriol was likely rooted in Kroeger telling the interviewer that Taylor has said some nasty things about him in the press, but nonetheless, that doesn’t warrant the phrase ‘Nickelback Lite.’ Nothing does.
It also should be noted that after Kroeger ripped on Stone Sour, he took a badass sip of craft beer. Rock GOD!
But Chad wasn’t done yet. He then shifted his focus to Taylor’s signature band, Slipknot.
“They had to put on masks and jump around,” he said. “How good can your music be if you’ve got to beat each other up on stage, throw up in your own masks every night?”
“Music shouldn’t come with a gimmick. Music should just be music… And he [Taylor] got tired of sitting behind a mask — he wanted people to know what he looks like — so he started Stone Sour.”
Taylor caught wind of Kroeger’s harsh words and fired back with the below response, as reported by Consequence of Sound:
“I don’t know what the hell planet he’s living on,” Taylor responded when asked about Kroeger’s comments. “Apparently it’s Planet Kroeger, and there must be good weed there, ’cause he’s an idiot… I was so cued up to say some stuff about him, and then I just started reading all the comments online. I don’t have to say a damn thing. He is not a liked person.”
All I know is I’ve been voted ‘Sexiest Dude In Rock’ wearing a mask,” Taylor boasted. “You’ve been voted ‘Ugliest Dude In Rock’ twice without one. Stick that up your ass.”
Oh, you know it’s lit when Smash Mouth chimes in!
Thanks to this beef, my day on the internet has been a good one.
[h/t Consequence of Sound]