Chad Kroeger is Sick of Everyone’s Sh*t
Let’s get one thing straight — for more than 20 years, it’s been insanely easy to make fun of Nickelback. From the “How You Remind Me” days to now, their particular brand of butt rock just lent itself perfectly to getting mercilessly dunked on. But no more. Nickelback are trying to turn a page and frontman Chad Kroeger is sick of our collective shit.
During a recent interview with People Magazine in support of a new documentary Hate to Love: Nickelback, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this past Friday, September 8, the Canadian musician said he’ll walk out of any interview where he’s asked for the bazillionth time about how much people hate his band. While grabbing the interviewer’s recorder, he sought to make his intentions crystal clear.
“If somebody stuck that thing in your face every single day and said, ‘The whole world hates you like this, the whole world hates you. What do you have to say about that? Every single day. Every day. Would there be reluctance on your behalf to talk about it? Would you get pissed off? Would you be over it after a while?
“I’m over it. We made a documentary. Everybody can watch it. And now from this day forward, if anybody asks that question in the press, it’s like that’s the end of the interview. So if you want to end an interview, that’s all you have to say and that will be it.”
While we’ve heard before that your hatred actually pushed Nickelback to work harder and that they’ve never taken themselves particularly seriously, it’s totally understandable where they’re coming from now. As you can see in the trailer below, the documentary really focuses on all the hate the band’s received over the years.
Listen, we’re never going to stop poking fun at Nickelback because, well, they’re so easy to make jokes about. But at the end of the day, they’re four guys making crazy amounts of money making music. And they’re also massive metalheads, so we’re also dunking on one of us.