We love a bit of celebrity beef – especially if it involves Nickelback (there’s just something about them, you know?!) And this time, it seems Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger has started up something pretty beefy with the Slipknot/Stone Sour front man, Corey Taylor.
It all started when Nickelback’s Kroeger spoke in an interview about Stone Sour, Slipknot and their music.
They’re okay, but they’re not as good as Nickelback. They sound like ‘Nickelback Lite.’ [Slipknot] had to put on masks and jump around. How good can your music be if you’ve got to beat each other up on stage, throw up in your own masks every night?
Well, that escalated pretty quickly. And it seems Corey Taylor got wind of this interview (probably because hundreds of fans pointed him in the direction of it) and hit back at the band, but mostly, hit back at Kroeger himself.
[Kroeger] is not a liked person. You can run your mouth all you want. All I know is I’ve been voted ‘Sexiest Dude in Rock’ wearing a mask. You’ve been voted ‘Ugliest Dude in Rock’ twice without one… He’s got a face like a foot. Am I wrong?… So, dude, curl up in bed with your Hello Kitty pillow and shut up.
During the interview with Stone Sour, guitarist Josh Rand reported that Nickelback had previously asked the band to be their opening act during their 2017 tour – but they declined the offer.
Is this going to be the rock equivalent of the Katy Perry/Taylor Swift fight? We kinda hope so.