Chad Kroeger Claps Back At Haters For Taking Nickelback Too Seriously

Nickelback band photo by Richard Beland
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There are probably a few rock purists that still stick pins in a Chad Kroeger voodoo doll every night before they go to bed. No matter how many hits they might put on the charts every now and again, Nickelback is still arguably one of the most polarizing rock bands of the past two decades. Loved by millions, but maligned by maybe just as many.

For all of the venom thrown their way though, there’s a good chance that Chad is just laughing at the haters for caring that much in the first place.

When discussing Nickelback’s more suggestive songs, Chad showed us his hand when it comes to Nickelback’s songwriting, saying:

When we recorded ‘You look so much cuter with something in your mouth,’ I mean these songs, you guys play these songs on the radio. I think it is hilarious, and anybody that thinks that we take this band seriously is hilarious cause were just four goofballs sitting there going, ‘Can you imagine if they play this on the radio?’ Then you guys play it on the radio.”

Going further, Chad maintains that their antics are at least coming from a place of fun to them, saying:

“I think that there’s been some misrepresentation of this band over the years. We’ll be in a photo session and we’re doing this photo shoot and we’re just goofing off, and you’ve got all these candid shots and we’re laughing.”

One famous musician who also doesn’t seem to get the joke is one Corey Taylor, who has been in a battle of words with Kroeger stemming as far back as the early 2000’s, once telling Kroeger:

“You can run your mouth all you want. All I know is I’ve been voted ‘Sexiest Dude In Rock’ wearing a mask. You’ve been voted ‘Ugliest Dude In Rock’ twice without one. Stick that up to your ass. Dude, curl up in bed with your Hello Kitty pillow and shut up.”

At the end of the day, Nickelback seems to have done just fine for themselves, so who are we to judge?

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