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Nickelback Frontman Chad Kroeger Slams Stone Sour & Slipknot


While they’ve certainly found success over the years, Nickelback have also developed a reputation for being a rock n’ roll punchline. In a recent interview with Metal Covenant their frontman Chad Kroeger fired back, targetting Stone Sour and their frontman Corey Taylor with some pointed comments. Kroeger had been praising his own band during the conversation, offering:

“I can’t think of another band that’s as diverse as we are. I can’t. And I don’t think that’s me talking from pride or ego. I mean, you’re sitting across the table. You know what you’re talking about.”

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When asked to name another band, the interviewer suggested Stone Sour as also being very diverse, to which Kroeger replied:

“Yeah, ’cause they’re trying to be Nickelback. Corey Taylor has said some really nasty things about me before in the press. He talks about how easy it is to write a hit song. Well, show me. Show me. Write one. I have yet to hear one. They’re okay. But they’re not as good as Nickelback. They sound like ‘Nickelback lite.'”

He also took a shot at Taylor‘s success in his other band, Slipknot:

“They had to put on masks and jump around. How good can your music be if you’ve gotta beat each other up on stage, throw up in your own masks every night…? I mean, music shouldn’t come with a gimmick; music should just be music. None of my favorite music comes with a gimmick. And he got tired of sitting behind a mask—he wanted people to know what he looks like—so he started Stone Sour.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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