Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has been caught up in a war of words with Chad Kroeger this week, labelling the Nickelback man an ‘idiot’. Taylor joins a long list of Nickelback bashers – including The Chainsmokers, and Mark Zuckerberg.
It’s fair to say that Nickelback are one of the most hated bands on the planet. Hell, a quick google search and you can find sociological case studies as to why the world hates them so much. Our theory is that other musicians just really enjoy winding up frontman Chad Kroeger, and why wouldn’t they?
Last week Kroeger angered Slipknot fans when he suggested that the metal heroes used cheap gimmicks to compensate for their poor songwriting skills. He even called out Corey Taylor directly, stating that if the Slipknot singer thought it was so easy to write a hit song, he should prove it.
When asked if he thought Taylor’s other band Stone Sour were a good example of musical diversity, Kroeger replied: “Yeah, because they’re trying to be Nickelback… They’re okay, but they’re not as good as Nickelback. They sound like Nickelback Lite.”
Taylor has now responded to Kroeger’s comments in an hilarious new interview with KUPD. In the interview Taylor ridicules Kroeger, stating: “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 your ass.” He also suggests that Kroeger should “curl up in bed with your Hello Kitty pillow and shut up.”
Taylor later states that he has a good relationship with the other members of Nickelback, explaining: “I love Mike (Kroeger,Nickelback bassist and Chad’s brother), I love… Everybody else in that band I’m very, very cool with; I’ve hung out with them. It’s just ‘Face Like A Foot’ who I can’t really hang out with. He’s got a face like a foot. Am I wrong?”