In their first cover story in Rolling Stone magazine, blues-rockers The Black Keys have slagged off Nickelback saying that they’ve destroyed rock and roll. Drummer Patrick Carney, who provided a breath of fresh-air into 2011 with their impeccable album El Camino, said in the interview that “Rock and roll is dying because people became okay with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,”
Carney continued to state that “So they became okay with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. Fuck that!”
The Black Keys, who have still not toured Australia since they pulled out of their 2011 Big Day Out appearance to work on their latest album, recently sold out Madison Square Garden in 15 minutes.
Later on in the interview, Carney continued to state “Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it f**king ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit.”
“When people start lumping us into that kind of shit, it’s like, ‘F**k you,’ honestly.”
In 2011, a web application was released which eliminates all Nickelback related activity on the internet and is available for Google Chrome here.