What can you do when you've sold more than 20 million records and the drummer for a blogger-friendly indie-rock duo tees off on you during an interview with Rolling Stone? Nickelback had to find the answer to the question recently, when Patrick Carney of the Black Keys said "Rock ‘n’ roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world" -- and to Nickelback's credit, they were able to find the humor in the situation.
Rock started losing its primacy on the charts in the '80s, and these days, the Top 40 is almost exclusively the domain of pop and hip-hop acts -- a state of affairs that has prompted a steady flow of "is rock dead?" editorials over the last couple of decades. Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney isn't willing to bury the genre just yet, but during a recent interview with Rolling Stone, he singled out Nickelback as a major cause of rock's decline on the charts.
When it was announced that Nickelback would perform during halftime of the Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions NFL game on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit, a group of 'Back haters started an online petition seeking a different act for entertainment. It's just the latest in a steady stream of disses directed at the band -- yet despite all the Nickelback bashing that goes on, the band members' feelings don't seem hurt in the slightest.
Leave it to Funny or Die to remedy a touchy situation with a little comedy! By now we all know that a few people in Detroit are not happy about Nickelback’s upcoming performance during the United Way Thanksgiving Halftime Show during the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers game on Thanksgiving Day. The online petition hasn’t deterred the band too much, but why not have a little fun with it.
Nickelback reportedly will perform during halftime of the upcoming Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions game on Thanksgiving Day in the Motor City -- or will they? The much-loved and much-loathed Canadian rock band signed up for the show, but a group of Nickelback haters has already started an on-line petition to have the group replaced from the high-profile gig.