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Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger Takes Shots At Stone Sour and Slipknot

June 19, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

It seems Chad Kroeger has had it with Nickelback being the punching bag of the rock world. The singer had an interview with Metal Covenant (via Loudwire) where he took shots at Corey Taylor’s bands Slipknot and Stone Sour. Taylor has been critical of Nickelback in the past. Here are highlights:

On Nickelback’s diversity: “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.”

On Stone Sour being called a diverse band: “Yeah, because they’re trying to be Nickelback. They’re okay, but they’re not as good as Nickelback. They sound like ‘Nickelback Lite.'”

On Slipknot: “They had to put on masks and jump around. 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?” Noting that “music shouldn’t come with a gimmick,” Kroeger reloaded, taking another shot at at Taylor when he said, “And he got tired of sitting behind a mask — he wanted people to know what he looks like — so he started Stone Sour.”