Black Keys Apologize To Nickelback

US rockers The Black Keys have apologised to Nickelback. Although as apologies go, it wasn't he most convincing we've ever heard.

Black Keys Apologize To Nickelback
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US rockers The Black Keys have apologised to Nickelback for calling the band "sh-t". Although as apologies go, it wasn't he most convincing we've ever heard... The Black Keys insulted the band during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, adding that "Rock and roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world." Now, the band have made a half-hearted attempt to smooth things over with Nickelback in an interview with MTV. "There's much worse bands than Nickelback. Maybe," said The Black Keys' Patrick Carney. "That was the worst apology." "I don't like bad music, but look, I've got a lot of friends and not one of them has a Nickelback record," he added. "I'm not a small minority." The Black Keys are currently touring the US alongside Arctic Monkeys. Watch the band's "apology" below.
Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    MR.LZZYHALE
    Crofty89 wrote: How dare they have an opinion! What a bunch of jerks, being honest when they think a band sucks. What kind of low life scum doesn't answer every question in an interview with "It's great. It's all great. I like it."?
    well ug users havent been known to be accepting of other peoples thoughts
    Crofty89
    How dare they have an opinion! What a bunch of jerks, being honest when they think a band sucks. What kind of low life scum doesn't answer every question in an interview with "It's great. It's all great. I like it."?
    BigSpence
    Mack888 wrote: Who the **** are the black keys?
    The biggest mainstream indie band in the world. If that makes sense.
    nailsarecruel
    "I don't like bad music, but look, I've got a lot of friends and not one of them has a Nickelback record," he added. "I'm not a small minority."
    How many of those friends own a Black Keys record? Nickelback may lose a bunch of points for making one dimensional fun rock but for me at least, they regain those points by not being a bunch of shit talking jerks.
    Rick_Diculous
    Classic U-G misleading headline. I was pretty disappointed when I saw the headline, but I was glad to hear that all Patrick Carney said was, "There's much worse bands than Nickelback. Maybe,"
    foopeppers
    Since when have Nickleback been the biggest band in the world? I would give that to Foo Fighters
    MegadethFan18
    What a douche, I don't listen to Nickleback but I wouldn't try to bring anyone down for no reason. If a band/artist writes their own songs I respect them. I don't get why bands try attack other band, get some class.
    Rick_Diculous
    Shaggy91 wrote: ugh both bands blow. Nickelback sucks, the black keys are hipster douchebags who heard a clapton album. once. while high. and thats their music. who cares if they trash talk....they make serious cash.
    Ummm, Dan Auerbach is the biggest Junior Kimbrough fan there is. If you're really gonna say that "hearing Clapton once while high" is their background in blues, listen to Chulahoma, then come back and admit you're wrong.
    iommi600
    "There's much worse bands than Nickelback. Maybe,"
    Probably, but few are more boring.
    killyerscene
    Didn't Nickelback get voted as the Best Rock Band, and also the Worst Rock Band for 2010?? Some ppl love 'em, most of us hate 'em... Let the Black Keys have an opinion guys, not like the UG forum posts are devoid of opinionated shits
    taytay8b
    Fucking tool. My Nickelback respect has gone up. Watched an interview with Chad Kroeger in which he said he doesn't understand how the Black Keys bash them for being sellouts while their own music is as popular as Nickelback's.
    mastodude13
    Black Keys are awesome man. Just look back at thickfreakness and youll see why their so awesome. Their old stuff was lo-fi garage blues, and the new stuff is alright too.
    Ibeanez
    Again, haven't heard anything from The Black Keys that warranted criticizing anyone else.
    Battman1993
    I like Nickelback (I see the shit-storm starting as I type) and I like The Black Keys, but seriously Patrick, why apologize? Maybe if more artists bash Nickelback they'll go back to their pre-All The Right Reasons style of heavier songs with substance I can only dream
    D4CE
    BigSpence wrote: Mack888 wrote: Who the **** are the black keys? The biggest mainstream indie band in the world. If that makes sense.
    I lol'd
    snaaake
    Thank god I don't have to apologize publicly for every bad thing I've ever said about Nickelback.
    Shawskee
    Music is a matter of opinion. It's not a competition to see who's best and what's shit. I don't care if you like Nickelback, Radiohead, James Brown, Enya or Rebecca Black. Music is an incredible thing that creates emotions and visuals through sound, enhancing our everyday life. We can listen to whatever we like and enjoy it. So why do we hate on music simply cause we don't like it?
    Rockinguitar
    Got nothing but hate for bands that talk crap about other bands. What Nickelback does has nothing to do with you Black Keys. Make your own music and keep your mouths shut.
    Meta1H3ad
    foopeppers wrote: Since when have Nickleback been the biggest band in the world? I would give that to Foo Fighters
    Yeah, and IMO foos are much better! I absolutely dislike nickelback because of their music, as much as people nowadays say it's becoming trendy to hate nickelback. I just cannot stand their rock/country hybrid they put out. My opinion.
    betterman5
    Swannie wrote: If someone asked me in an interview what I thought of Nickelback (or any other band) I'd tell them. Why should the Keys have to do anything else.
    Yeah but the whole thing started from an article where The Black Keys drummer or whatever just randomly attacked them, which seems like a very douchebag like thing to do. I mean yeah it's one thing to say that sort of shit if the interviewer asked them about it.
    slipmaggot93
    They have the right to say what they want. The only difference between these guys and 3/4ths of UG is these guys say it in an interview.
    Patrijz
    There's one thing I hate more than uninspired music and that is shit talking bands who think they are the best in the world. The Black Keys just lost all my respect (if there was any left)...
    mooseknuckle123
    I would jump on the Nickleback hate train, but I've already been warned by the mods, so... How dare they talk about nickleback like that! I'm offended! Nickleback is a charming group of upstanding young men who play thought provoking groovy rock chops! I don't really care for the black keys either...
    gkex
    I think these bands are equally annoying, but at least Nickelback dosen't pretend to be relevant. Never thought I would defend that band but the only thing worse than bearded fugly hipsters are ones that pretend to be rockers.
    ne14t
    "There's much worse bands than Nickelback. Maybe," said The Black Keys' Patrick Carney. Yeah, The Black Keys... Its fun to be a dick, I see why he does it! I don't mind a couple Black Keys songs, but the dudes just come off as very self absorbed hipster twats. This is who The Black Keys want to be...
    cambo187
    These guys are the most pretentious, stuck-up, music snobs ever. They are every hipster's wet dream. Yea Black Keys, you're so indie and edgy and cool....oh wait, I just saw you on another March Madness promo on television. Way to keep it real and all about the "good" music you guys create. They define the word hypocrite.
    spiff-corgi
    Crofty89 wrote: How dare they have an opinion! What a bunch of jerks, being honest when they think a band sucks. What kind of low life scum doesn't answer every question in an interview with "It's great. It's all great. I like it."?
    LOL this reminds me of some dickhead contestant on a show like Big Brother going, "WELL IM JUSSSS SPEAKIN MA MIND, INNIT." There's a difference between sharing an opinion when you're asked and being a complete dick 98% of the time.
    RichieJovie
    What a gracious and not at all arrogant young man. I hope fate doesn't bite him firmly on his behind.
    stndrdprcdre
    They're just as imperialistic as Nickelback is. I saw them in a television spot for March Madness the other night. And when they were confronted about selling their music on another radio show, they danced around the issue and just made themselves look like dicks. It was basically "Yeah, we've sold some of our music, but like there was this one time where we didn't. So, uh, yeah."
    RC52190
    mooseknuckle123 wrote: I would jump on the Nickleback hate train, but I've already been warned by the mods, so... How dare they talk about nickleback like that! I'm offended! Nickleback is a charming group of upstanding young men who play thought provoking groovy rock chops! I don't really care for the black keys either...
    They can't ban you for having an opinion, only being a dick about it. I'm sure they didn't tell you, "You can't keep openly disliking Nickelback or any other band we write articles about or were going to ban you." I'm sure it was something more along the lines of "If you keep posting crude, offensive comments about bands in our threads, then we're going to have a problem." ...Anyway! I dont think Nickelback deserve an apology. The guys from the Black Keys just spoke their minds; their opinions. Maybe they could've been less offensive about showing their point, but thats just how it goes in the world. Why act all sensitive to a band you really, really dislike? Can't have everyone be your friend so there's no point trying. Besides, everyone has a band or two they hate more than any other band in the world. Nickelback is probably that band for TBK, and truthfully, I know they are "that band" for a LOT of people. If you were ever given a microphone to the world to state your thoughts on whoever "that band" is for you, you'd probably take the opportuinty too. No one's perfect and you can't please everyone -- there's always someone who's going to have some stupid shit to say about your own opinions no matter what, so you might as well just be honest to the world.
    234addict
    i hate nickleback but in all fairness some of the guitar riffs and bass lines on silver side up were pretty sick
    AcdcTXfan
    I love Nickelback. Yes I know they're not the most talented, but their music is far from boring, unlike, you know, the other band mentioned in this article.
    spiff-corgi
    I realise this is just my opinion, but I really don't think Black Keys' music is good enough for them to constantly mouth off about other bands, even if it is just Nickelback.
    robo37
    Nickelback aren't the worst band, some songs are actually alright IMO (listen to "Because of You") and I'd much rather sit in a car with Nickelbacl playing than, say, Olly Murs, Westlife, Take That, N-Dubz Black Veil Brides, All Time Low and so on. That said, they're an uncreative bunch of twats.
    Root Beer
    MR.LZZYHALE wrote: foopeppers wrote: Since when have Nickleback been the biggest band in the world? I would give that to Foo Fighters since when has it been the foo if anything its metallica
    No you're thinking of "most OVERRATED band"
    Carling_1994
    not everybody likes Nickelback and not everybody likes The Black Keys but seriously people? we are talking about ROCK music here, i dont even class Indie as rock, its so boring and theres nothing special about it? Nickelback bring a mixture of heavy rock, great guitar solos and slow melodic acoustic songs to the table....come on, we all know whos an all round better band.
    sabbathman3
    I dont listen to Nickelback except for the occasional song that comes on the radio and I dont flip the station BUT with that said, I have heard these guys and they are terrible! For this shitstain to say something about Nickelback is like Creed saying something bad about well.....Nickelback lol.
    Austin_205
    I'm sure if nickleback got a different singer and better lyrics the hate would stop
    rmzeppelin1919
    black keys > nickelback I've seen them both live. black keys put on a great, honest show, the nickelback show i went to is what made me start to hate them. seemed choreographed. chad kroger is for the money and fame. very theatrical and overdone. and i like theatrical but too much is too much. end of story.
    dbanuelos
    everyone has their own opinion. thats all there is to it, and people over react. there are tons of other people that bash on nickelback and they dont get shit for it, yet when one band decides to say it publicly all of a sudden it becomes such a wrong thing to do. Not that i like the black keys or anything cuz i dont, but i think the everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
    )ThunderhorsE(
    Carling_1994 wrote: not everybody likes Nickelback and not everybody likes The Black Keys but seriously people? we are talking about ROCK music here, i dont even class Indie as rock, its so boring and theres nothing special about it? Nickelback bring a mixture of heavy rock, great guitar solos and slow melodic acoustic songs to the table....come on, we all know whos an all round better band.
    yeah, Iced Mother****ing Earth is the better band. nickelback is a joke.
    fede01_8
    my respect for them went down a bit :/ no apologizing for calling it like it is