The "N" word ... Nickelback. Just writing it makes us want to vomit.
While many of you can't stomach Chad Kroeger's crappy alt-rock crew either, Crossfade's recent petition to stop Nickelback from playing the BankAtlantic Center on May 5 has triggered a vicious comment war.
Nickelback supporters have derided us with inappropriate and reprehensible language like "retarded cunt" and "self-centered twat" while our backers have replied with clever, thought-provoking responses.
Conclusion: Fans of Kroeger and company are both ill-tempered and classless.
Revolutionary music requires talent.
"[Nickelback] only plays quarter note drum beats, they don't use actual chords, mostly power chords, in sections of four, up, down, up, down, just like every other mimicking band does across the land now," writes Robiwan.
"The Beatles weren't playing Chopin but that didn't stop the world from falling in love with them," argues Nickelback supporter JAS66. "So who fucking cares how NB's drum beats are except for elitist douche bags on blogs? You look like a douche bag. You are, don't lie."
Juan Garcia sides with Crossfade, admitting he'd rather shit his pants than see Nickelback.
"I'd rather be stuck on the Palmetto, with NO A/C while having VIOLENT diarrhea!"
Jess Schader measures Crossfade's clout by pointing out that our anti-Nickelback group is only six deep. (BTW y'all really should join). Fair enough, but 23 people -- the bulk siding with us -- commented on the post and over five times that amount dug us on Digg.
So we'll keep fighting the good fight, and encourage you to "sign the petition and take a stand against stupidity, America," as ninoformat says. "Even if it means being an elitist asshole."
Nickelback with Bush, Seether, and My Darkest Days. Saturday, May 5. BankAtlantic Center, One Panther Pkwy., Sunrise. The show starts (if we don't stop it) at 6 p.m. and tickets cost $17.50 to $86.75 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Call 954-835-7825 or visit bankatlanticcenter.com.