Chad Kroeger Says Stone Sour “Sound Like Nickelback Lite”
Chad Kroeger, the only member of Nickelback whose name anyone knows, has decided to help Stone Sour sell lots and lots of copies of their new album, Hydrograd. In a recent interview with Metal Covenant (transcription via Rock Feed), Kroeger offered this glowing endorsement of his former Roadrunner label mates:
“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.’”
Now, on the surface, sure, this seems like Kroeger is dissing Stone Sour. But given the amount of publicity this is gonna bring Stone Sour, less than two weeks before the release of Hyrdrograd, I’m thinking Corey Taylor and company should send Kroeger a muffin basket. Fuck, Stone Sour should slap his quote on every album sticker and advertisement. Everyone from GOP senators to Donald Trump to American and Canadian police officers to Arnold Schwarzenegger loathes Nickelback. Kroeger’s statement is such a gift to Stone Sour it should have arrived with a ribbon on top.
Hydrograd is out June 30. Pre-order it here.