ORIGINAL STORY: Nickleback frontman Chad Kroeger, who clearly has some form of death wish, has just picked a fight with Corey Taylor; Slipknot frontman, acid-tongued prince and 100% the last person anyone in their right mind would dare to fuck with.
And not only has Kroeger shaded CT, he’s thrown what is undoubtedly the most insulting diss of all time at the maggot master’s other band Stone Sour, calling them… and you may want to sit down for this… “Nickelback Lite”.
Yep. He went there. In a cantankerous rant on Sweden’s Metal Covenant, the Nickelback figurehead also lashed out at CT’s songwriting skills, proclaiming Nickelback the superior band and challenging Corey to “write a hit song”.
“I can’t think of another band that’s as diverse as [Nickelback]. I can’t,” The Chad bragged to his interviewer (via Blabbermouth). “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.”
Then, after the journo name-checked Stone Sour as an example of another rock band who are also “very diverse”, Kroeger snapped back: “Yeah, ’cause they’re trying to be Nickelback”.
Taking a swig of beer, The Kroegenator raged on: “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’.”
But The Chad didn’t stop there, proceeding to recklessly throw another shade grenade at Taylor’s main 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…?” He said. “I mean, music shouldn’t come with a gimmick; music should just be music. None of my favourite 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.”
Cue all of us waiting for Corey Taylor’s inevitable reaction:
You can catch Chad Kroeger’s shade-filled video interview below, along with Music Feeds‘ recent chat with Corey Taylor ahead of Stone Sour’s big Aussie tour this August.
Also relevant: “How Every Nickelback Song Is Written”