Members of Nickelback Call Corey Taylor, Distance Themselves from Chad Kroeger
If Corey Taylor is to believed, Chad Kroeger’s bandmates in Nickelback recently threw the guitarist/vocalist under the bus.
Ever since Kroeger quipped that Stone Sour “sound like Nickelback lite” last month, Taylor has made it clear that he has no hard feelings against the other members of the band. Now, in a new interview with 93.3 WMMR, Taylor has even revealed that Kroeger’s bandmates recently called him to apologize for their frontman’s behavior (transcript courtesy of Blabbermouth):
“That just tells you the level of ego you’re dealing with. And I’ve said this since day one — it’s not the [rest of his] band. Because the [other guys in the] band turned around… As soon as that story hit, the band called and apologized. They were, like, ‘It’s not us. We promise. It’s this guy. We don’t…’ And I had hung out with the band before, and they’re super-cool dudes. So I was, like… Well, I figured it wasn’t them. So I don’t want people holding it against the band, because it’s not them. It’s Captain Ego from Planet Douche.”
When asked if there was any pre-existing beef between himself and Kroeger prior to this incident, Taylor replied:
“No, not really. I mean, I said something maybe, like, fifteen years ago, but I was drinking then; nobody was listening to me then. And I hadn’t said anything since; I don’t even think about him. For real. This came so far out of left field that I woke up to everyone, like, blowing me up. And I was, like, ‘Really?’”
Taylor also revealed that the Chicago Open Air fans who began chanting “FUCK NICKELBACK” during Stone Sour’s set kicked off an ongoing trend:
“It’s been, like, the last four shows. It [happened] in Canada yesterday — [which is Nickelback’s] stomping grounds. I was, like, ‘Maybe they’re gonna come at us with some pushback.’ [But they were the loudest chant.] It was funny. We were losing our minds. [We thought] this was obviously something they’ve been holding on to.”
So this one comment has turned into something of a PR nightmare for Kroeger. At some point, I think, he’s gonna have to address it publicly. So that should be embarrassing for him and amusing for us whenever it happens.