Sticks and stones may break their bones, but words really hurt Nickelback.
According to a recent article on rollingstone.com, Nickelback is "annoyed with all this constant ridicule." They're sick of taking cheap shots from critics for their lame brand of mainstream radio rock, and they're especially pissed off about petitions to ban the group from playing gigs.
Rather than letting haters hate, the Canadian group is responding to negative commentary via Twitter, playing the proverbial telephone tough guys on the other end of a prank call while hiding behind the veil of the World Wide Web.
From Rolling Stone:
The band - or, really, whoever it is that is writing their official Twitter - have been writing up dozens of replies. They range from the sarcastic - "I bet it was the best day you've had in a while" in reply to a guy who wrote that he had "an aneurysm and violently shit myself at the same time" upon hearing a Nickelback song on the radio- to the somewhat mean, asking, "Did you do it yet?" to a young woman who wrote that "Nickelback makes me want to chop my ears off."
Ugh. Let's get real.
Nickelback is garbage. We're not jumping on the hate train. We're just spitting the truth. Their music is underwhelming and lacks artistic integrity. Chad Kroeger's lyrics are on par with those of a home-schooled 12-year-old.
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If the group really cared about music, Nickelback would quit touring. They're robbing people blind, tricking them into thinking they're going to a rock 'n' roll show before hitting them with two hours of elaborate pyrotechnics and strobe lighting backed by shitty, amateurish music.
We hope Kroeger and company's work visas expire and the tour gets scrapped. The world would be a much better place without Nickelback.
Nickelback with Bush, Seether, and My Darkest Days. Saturday, May 5. BankAtlantic Center, 1 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.