Nickelback Battle With Sports Star

The Canadian rock band have been caught up in an argument with a sports star, but they manage to deal with it like stars.

Nickelback Battle With Sports Star
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Nickelback have been drawn into another round of sporting controversy after trading jabs with a baseball pitcher over Twitter. It follows news from last week where the band performed at halftime during a football game despite a 55,000 strong petition asking them not to. The Twitter fight began when Peter Moylan, a relief pitcher for the Atlanta Braves baseball team, said that Nickelback should take a leaf from the Foo Fighters if they wanted to improve. "Note to @nickelback please attend a @foofighters concert. That's how's it should be done chad," he tweeted. The vibe was retweeted by more than 90 people, but the band were quick to send their tactful reply: "@PeterMoylan Foos are killer for sure. We're doing just fine too thanks. ? for you Pete, is watching Kimbrel better from the bench or on TV?" The Kimbrel in question was Moylan's fellow Braves pitcher and 2011 National League rookie of the year. It was a smooth reply, and the band wanted to clear up with fans that there was no serious fight on the cards. "There is no beef w/ @PeterMoylan. We both took shots. We didn't take it seriously. To each their own. No harm meant, all the best to him," the band wrote. Similarly, Moylan seemed to share the sentiment and added: "Nothing like lighting a fire in the twitter world! Where would we be without s--- talking?" Nickelback have something of a love/hate relationship with the public. On one hand, there's the haters who sign petitions for them to stay out of their city, and on the other there are enough buyers to send album after album to number one. We won't comment on the music, but props are due to their savvy twitter reply and this self-parody on Funny Or Die. If anything, their sense of humour is perfectly sound.

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    SkepsisMetal
    Nickelback have something of a love/hate relationship with the public. On one hand, there's the haters who sign petitions for them to stay out of their city, and on the other there are enough buyers to send album after album to number one.
    And then the other 60% of the public who just don't give two shits. Why are we always left out of the statistics.
    edgeyyz
    Can we stop hearing about Nickelback please? I'm pretty sure nobody has anything has anything good to say and they're swamping us with it, just like the Courtney Love crap.
    Tubsy41
    I don't really like Nickleback, but that doesn't mean I go round signing petitions for them not to come to my city...just like i wouldn't for any other band. Each to their own. Don't like their music? Then listen to something you do like!
    fede01_8
    it seems like UG run out of Slash and Lou Reed and Metallica stories and now they're overloading the site with Nickelback stories...
    Basti95
    Ghefly wrote: Anybody else really bored of hating on Nickelback?
    I say we go and buy all their albums
    edgeyyz
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: I just don't understand how the Foo Fighters are so much better than Nickelback. Because they're not.
    not sure if srs
    Root Beer
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: I just don't understand how the Foo Fighters are so much better than Nickelback. Because they're not.
    Dave Grohl. kthxbai.
    Meta1H3ad
    Thumper! wrote: UG really knows how to attract the trolls. Im getting tired of Courtney Love, Metallica, Nickelback, Dave Mustain, and Foo Fighter news.
    I'm only tired of nickelback and courtney love news, but all other i'm fine with as i like the bands.
    Thumper!
    UG really knows how to attract the trolls. Im getting tired of Courtney Love, Metallica, Nickelback, Dave Mustain, and Foo Fighter news.
    Benjumanji
    I hate Nickelback, but their reply was awesome. So much more tactful than spouting off like so many other immature celebrities.
    cambo187
    I'm a Braves fan and that was a pretty damn funny comeback from Nickelback. They gained a little respect in my book.
    Ingsoc
    I used to hate Nickelback when I was 14, 15, something like that. I started learnign a lot more about music, listening to everything out there, opening up my ears and thoughts a bit, and 8 years later, I find that I don't really hate Nickelback. They do a good number of things well, and some of their songs are even what I pass off as pretty decent. They are what they are, and if you expect every band to be an utterly convoluted piece of guitar harmony and bass innovation mixed with 3/4 to 7/4 to 13/6 mathcore insanity, then you will surely be disappointed a lot in your life. The fact is, their singer has a good voice, drinks a lot, gets in fights, and can laugh at himself. Why so much hate?
    AcdcTXfan
    drummerjmp wrote: Nickelback kicks ass. I don't get why people hate them so much. HUGE guitar sound, catchy as hell vocal melodies, one of the best drummers in the industry.. what's not to like?
    People that hate Nickelback don't understand what they're really about. They get judged because they're "repetitive," "generic," and their songs don't have "solos." I say who gives a shit? Nickelback is a band that sings about moments that everyone loves to be in. Like "This Afternoon," I think most people like to drink with their friends and have a good time. And that's what that song is about. "Photograph," I think everyone has had a time in their life where they've picked up an old picture and said "wow I'd like to live that moment again." That's what Nickelback does! It's pretty awesome. But oh no, let's hate on them because their generic, repetitive, or just because everyone else does. Give me a break. I can understand people not liking a 17-year old virgin that sounds like a girl (Justin Bieber). But I would think Nickelback would be that one band everyone would like. I'm pretty sure everyone can relate to at least one Nickelback song. Unless you're a very boring person.
    Root Beer
    "A wild SPORTS STAR appeared! Go NICKELBACK!" "Wild SPORTS STAR used THROW! It's super effective!" "NICKELBACK used SING! Wild SPORTS STAR fell asleep!" That's what I thought the article was gonna be like when I read the title.
    mssrulez
    AcdcTXfan wrote: drummerjmp wrote: their songs don't have "solos."
    Nickelback have loads of songs with solos in.
    WheredMyRockGo?
    Nickelback is pretty much just the mainstream cliche. Thats why everyone hates them. With that said though they had an opportunity to come out at that halftime show on thanksgiving and win some people over with an awesome performance. I was going to give them the benefit of the doubt. Instead they came out with a boring performance and then their stage got stuck on the field which resulted in a few minute delay of the game. So much for winning me over.
    brannonbuckley
    AcdcTXfan wrote: drummerjmp wrote: Nickelback kicks ass. I don't get why people hate them so much. HUGE guitar sound, catchy as hell vocal melodies, one of the best drummers in the industry.. what's not to like? People that hate Nickelback don't understand what they're really about. They get judged because they're "repetitive," "generic," and their songs don't have "solos." I say who gives a shit? Nickelback is a band that sings about moments that everyone loves to be in. Like "This Afternoon," I think most people like to drink with their friends and have a good time. And that's what that song is about. "Photograph," I think everyone has had a time in their life where they've picked up an old picture and said "wow I'd like to live that moment again." That's what Nickelback does! It's pretty awesome. But oh no, let's hate on them because their generic, repetitive, or just because everyone else does. Give me a break. I can understand people not liking a 17-year old virgin that sounds like a girl (Justin Bieber). But I would think Nickelback would be that one band everyone would like. I'm pretty sure everyone can relate to at least one Nickelback song. Unless you're a very boring person.
    True story, dude. I really respect this comment.
    snaaake
    This is one of the most nothing articles I've ever read on this website.
    eljono123
    wuzwuzman wrote: Ummm, Im pretty sure the Foo Fighters have way more hits than Nickelback... and the fact their not generic.
    they're
    Gibson_SG_uzr55
    Haha I hate Nickelback but that was a great comeback! I at first was going to make a comment about how it's immature to fight over social network sites, but that was a good one.
    Mobby32
    Props to them for making fun of them selves, but chad is still a douche bag and they still make terrible music.
    StillSublime
    there are enough buyers to send album after album to number one.
    Really? Anyways, my Nickelback app didn't block this
    Dr Funkenstein
    Newfound appreciation for Nickleback. Their music may be very average but that video says something about their character.
    wuzwuzman
    Ummm, Im pretty sure the Foo Fighters have way more hits than Nickelback... and the fact their not generic.
    betterman5
    That comebck was so beautiful. You can't talk shit without expecting some in return. And I can't even be ****ed saying anything about people hating the band. Everytime it's "Why do people hate Nickelback" and "Nickelback are so bland" Just ****ing listen to the music or don't. Simple solution.
    odstwarhead
    I could understand why this article was posted if it were "Nickelback Battles Rock Star." I just can't see how this has any relevance to music news. Anyone?
    Megadeth2011
    Guys, UG used this story to divert us from something... look at the title.. not misleading.
    Air_Stryker
    Not really front page worthy. I'm alright with Nickelback I suppose. Definitely not one of my favourite bands, but they do release one or two good songs at least with every album they make (in my opinion anyway). Stupid baseball player should grow the f--k up and stop instigating fights though. And Nickelback should NOT "take a leaf from the Foo Fighters". Nickelback are Nickelback, Foo Fighters are Foo Fighters. They each do what they do, how they do it because it's what makes them who they are. Copying a successful band is just another way to sell out.
    AcdcTXfan
    Like it or not, there are people that really love Nickelback. Like me. The sales prove that. Sorry but not everyone has the same taste in music. Get over it haters!
    bortbort
    Right on Drummerjmp!! I been a fan for a long time. I really like their tone, their guitars sound massive. I got to meet them around the time leader of men was just starting to climb the charts. Awesome guys. Invited a friend(who does promotional work for roadrunner... that may of had something to do with it lol) and I to go eat with them and we hung out for the rest of the day. Went to see them the following day and hung out with them again, after the show we took them to Gino's for an original Philly cheese steak.
    drummerjmp
    Nickelback kicks ass. I don't get why people hate them so much. HUGE guitar sound, catchy as hell vocal melodies, one of the best drummers in the industry.. what's not to like?
    LordRyur
    Paroxysm wrote: Nickelback is better than the MTV hip-hip crap most NFL players listen to.
    Dog crap is better than cow crap. Would you eat it?
    AcdcTXfan wrote: Nickelback is a band that sings about moments that everyone loves to be in. Like "This Afternoon," I think most people like to drink with their friends and have a good time. And that's what that song is about. "Photograph," I think everyone has had a time in their life where they've picked up an old picture and said "wow I'd like to live that moment again." That's what Nickelback does! It's pretty awesome.
    For every moment that Nickelback describes in their songs, there's a band that touches on the same subject, with out making crappy Radio-Rock to go along with it. Why would I want to listen to Nickelback singing about getting high and drunk in the afternoon, and suffer through bad music.. When I can get the same message from Eazy-E, or Beastie Boys, or Motorhead, or ZZ Top, or Gang Green, Wehrmacht, Tankard, or COUNTLESS better bands and artists? Same goes for anything, remembering the past? Reliving memories, good or bad? I could easily find a number of bands that have songs about that, that go with better music. Even in this fantasy world of yours, where music is judged by the lyrics and the message behind said lyrics, instead of the actual music, Nickelback is still a bad band.
    wembly
    Tubsy41 wrote: I don't really like Nickleback, but that doesn't mean I go round signing petitions for them not to come to my city...just like i wouldn't for any other band. Each to their own. Don't like their music? Then listen to something you do like!
    people wanted to watch baseball, not nickleback
    fight_the_foo
    Well... The point is, although everyone here, most people here, dislike Nickelback, we read the article didn't we? UG might stop posting these articles if we stop reading and commenting. I enjoy stuff like this though because it's the non-music side of rock: it's just as important for a band to be liked as it is for their music to be quality.
    Ibeanez
    The guy plays baseball ...a relief pitcher no less. If I were him I wouldn't be ripping on anyone.
    spoksbeard
    I used to hate nickel back because the songs I heard sounded really quite tedious, but the way they handled this stuff lately made me youtube a couple of live sets and i gotta say fair enough to it, not rubbish. can't love it but can appreciate it.
    iljh
    ^ I like this comment. Smart. The band is whatever to me, but this is truth. Anyways, I just wanted to say that video they did was FUNNY AS FUCK!!! I was cracking up, and props to them for that and the Twitter pnwage. Lol this is such a stupid topic but I find it entertaining to read.