Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has decided to pick a fight with Slipknot’s very own Corey Taylor… a fight I, for one, am desperate to witness.
Right, OK, let’s try to explain what the fuck is going on here.
Once upon a time Roadrunner Records signed both Nickelback and Corey Taylor’s secondary band Stone Sour and, given the limited press attention Nickelback receive these days, Kroeger took a recent opportunity to hit back at Taylor in an interview with Metal Covenant.
Kroeger points out that Slipknot’s Taylor made some ‘nasty comments’ about Nickelback way back when people gave a shit. So, in the interview, Kroeger completely loses his mind and explains how much he dislikes Taylor, how much he believes Nickelback make diverse music and how stupid he thinks Slipknot look in those fucking masks.
“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,” Kroeger said. This, in turn, allowed a very astute interviewer to bring up Stone Sour as a comparison… “Yeah, because they’re trying to be Nickelback,” Kroeger fired back before complaining that Stone Sour’s Taylor said “some really nasty things”.
For reference, those “nasty things” include Taylor calling Nickleback “fucking pretty boys” and referring to Kroeger as “Shaggy from Scooby-Doo” – which is just fucking hilarious.
“They’re okay, but they’re not as good as Nickelback. They sound like ‘Nickelback Lite,’” Kroeger continued before launching into a tirade against Taylor’s main band, Slipknot. “They had to put on masks and jump around,” he added.
“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?”
“He got tired of sitting behind a mask — he wanted people to know what he looks like — so he started Stone Sour.”
We’ll be waiting patiently for Corey Taylors’ response… until then, here’s the full Kroeger interview: