It isn’t everyday that a member of one major rock band jumps ugly with another major rock band. Well, this is not everyday.
“Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with
Nickelback being the biggest band in the world…”
It appears that Carney is not a fan of Chad Kroeger and his fellow Canadians. Carney goes on to say that because Nickelback is the biggest band around these days, and they are “watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit”, people now feel inferior music is acceptable from the most popular acts.
“When people start lumping us into that kind of shit, it’s like, ‘Fuck you,’ honestly.”
Both bands have played in the Rochester, NY area. The Black Keys opened for the Flaming Lips in 2010 at the CMAC. Nickelback was here in 2010 as well, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.
It will be interesting to see if Nickelback has some type of response. If they do, I’ll do my best to bring it to you.