Nickelback Take On Haters With Latest Twitter War

Nickelback have their fair share of detractors, and let's face it, they are often the unfair scapegoat for everything that is wrong with modern rock music.

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Nickelback have their fair share of detractors, and let's face it, they are often the unfair scapegoat for everything that is wrong with modern rock music, but no one can accuse the band of taking themselves too seriously. After laughing off the insults hurled at them by The Black Keys, engaging in a Twitter tiff with Atlanta Braves pitcher Peter Moylan, and of course the online petition trying to keep them from performing at the Thanksgiving Day NFL game, the band seems to take most things in stride. Their latest antics include swapping barbs with haters on their Twitter page, resulting in a full on war of words with anyone who wants to step up to the plate. As music fans hit them with insults on Twitter, they responded back with their own smarmy responses, quickly getting people to notice and comment on the entertainment value of it all. Even rocker Chris Daughtry weighed in, saying to the band, "Your replies to the haters are killing me! Hilarious!" In addition, the band doled out some constructive criticism in response to some of the insults, replying directly to people with comments like, "that one's a little stale, try harder next time." It wasn't all negative though, the Nickelback fans came out in droves to support the home team, trying to even out the score. In the end, we're going to give the win to Nickelback, not only for their one-liners, but for manufacturing some pure gold in the form of a grassroots promotion for their upcoming tour with Seether, Bush and My Darkest Days. Below are a few of our favorite exchanges traded throughout their Twitter feed, what were your favorites and do you think Nickelback scored a win with this round? Chop Off Your Ears:
Worst Day Ever:
Lifetime Of Torment:
Unabomber? Is That You?:
Thanks for the report to Loudwire.com.

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    xplosive59
    Not a fan of Nickelback's music but they do know how to handle haters in a polite and amusing way.
    Iliekgitaz
    This twitter responses.. these are how they remind me of what they really are.
    AcdcTXfan
    It's not like they started this war with everyone. Everyone's just being *****s to them and they're fighting back. (Now all the smart asses on here are gonna be all "They started this war with their crappy music.")
    HarvesterofPain
    Iliekgitaz wrote: This twitter responses.. these are how they remind me of what they really are.
    Just goes to show: It's not like them to say sorry.
    Pagan_Poetry
    samhell wrote: I used to hate Nickelback, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
    Must have taken one in the head, too, if you think that joke is still funny.
    Rick_Diculous
    I like that #YourWelcome hashtag that the band used. It proves that not only does Nickelback not know how to make good music, they also do not know proper grammar.
    Eirien
    davem27 wrote: if you dont like nickelback i dont understand why people just dont listen to them...theyre doing their thing, why hate?
    Because people love to hate. Surely you must know that, being a UG member! Much respect to Nickelback here. I don't like their music (I still have my ears) but they're funny bastards and are pretty cool to be able to shrug off all that hate.
    BigMikeBDD
    They just sold out their tour....trust me...THEY are the ones laughing. With all the absolute garbage out there like Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas washed up pop, it's amazing to me that people focus on hating on a group of guys that actually play rock music and use real instruments with talent. Focus on the garbage.
    Pagan_Poetry
    nickelback makes me want to chop my ears off
    did you do it yet? What's the holdup?
    How the hell did we end up like this? Why was I able to hear a song that you pissed out on the table? Nothing's wrong, stop retweeting me because you should know that someday I will Someday somehow gonna rip my ears off but not right now I know you're wondering when
    davem27
    if you dont like nickelback i dont understand why people just dont listen to them...theyre doing their thing, why hate?
    $hithappen$16
    alright so i honestly can't stand nickelback, but i must admit they're good sports. they know how to throw a few punches. me gusta
    GenerationKILL
    Yeah UG. Those responses are totally comedy gold... They were so funny, I nearly fell off my dinosaur...
    mburelison89
    I second this! Even alot of rock bands use backing tracks and it annoys me. and then theres that little gay ****er beiber. where the hell did he come from? he needs to be gone before anyone else
    BigMikeBDD wrote: They just sold out their tour....trust me...THEY are the ones laughing. With all the absolute garbage out there like Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas washed up pop, it's amazing to me that people focus on hating on a group of guys that actually play rock music and use real instruments with talent. Focus on the garbage.
    tpot06
    AcdcTXfan wrote on 01/23/2012 - 124 pm / quote | It's not like they started this war with everyone. Everyone's just being *****s to them and they're fighting back. (Now all the smart asses on here are gonna be all "They started this war with their crappy music.")
    They started this war with their crappy music.
    thejay2
    Good on Nickelback! most other bands out there would sulk and have a go at the people saying this stuff. Just for the record I think Nickelback are fantastic! For all those people out there who don't like them, i have a free tip for you, if you don't like the music then don't ****ing listen to it! :-P
    RoomOnFire03
    ZeligtheAxMan wrote: I'm still appalled that Geeky Dude from The Black Keys took such an intense shot at them, in a Major Publication! I'm sorry Buddy Holly, if your music is so much better then Nickelback's, why aren't you the world's biggest rock band!? For the record, I don't particularly like NB, but I don't think any of these arguments have anything to do with liking the music or not...
    I'm pretty sure I've heard more about El Camino than Nickelback's new album.....
    Meta1H3ad
    Iliekgitaz wrote: This twitter responses.. these are how they remind me of what they really are.
    Exactly, they are a COLOSSAL failure! LOL!
    jackmorgan11
    i do hate them but those are pretty funny comebacks oh and i would see seether and bush together but no nickleback xD
    Trent Armitage
    xplosive59 wrote: Not a fan of Nickelback's music but they do know how to handle haters in a polite and amusing way.
    How is that a polite way?
    AcdcTXfan wrote: It's not like they started this war with everyone. Everyone's just being *****s to them and they're fighting back. (Now all the smart asses on here are gonna be all "They started this war with their crappy music.")
    I feel I speak for all the smart asses that they started this war with their crappy music.
    bloffle
    What are they ****ing twelve? So one band doesnt like anothers music the fact that this is even news is childish. I am appalled by how these full grown men and women are acting, they are in their 30s and 40s and acting like they are in second grade. Grow the **** up.
    Trent Armitage
    Rick_Diculous wrote: I like that #YourWelcome hashtag that the band used. It proves that not only does Nickelback not know how to make good music, they also do not know proper grammar.
    They called me the other day to ask if I wanted to be hired as a troll for them on twitter
    JoeCanuck
    I frickin' love it. Every tweet, every poll every word against Nickelback only makes them richer...that some good irony, that is. Their multi millionaires and tens of millions of people love their music...this in an age when downloading music for free is a piece of cake for the most diehard Luddite. They're not fighting back...they are egging on the haters...it's the best damned publicity you can get...the free kind. The black eyed keys are just annoyed that their tripe just doesn't sell...next year, they won't even be a trivia question. Keep it up, haters...every word is cash in the pockets of Nickelback.
    ds24601
    mburelison89 wrote: I second this! Even alot of rock bands use backing tracks and it annoys me. and then theres that little gay ****er beiber. where the hell did he come from? he needs to be gone before anyone
    If you don't like Justin Bieber don't listen to his music.
    bonjidonk
    When there's music I don't like, instead of complaining, I just don't listen to it.
    kelbak313
    Nickelback's sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. That's impressive for a modern rock band. I doubt that their music's going to die anytime soon.
    felixramsey
    They are a pretty terrible band. But I guess they'd have a clever response for that too.
    joeyvn
    i love ur band, Niclke back. Those haters just hate cause they can't sing like ya. f**k ya hater.
    kLeft
    When will people learn that Nickleback are the Freddy Kruegar of music. All you have to do is tell yourself they don't exist and they will disappear!
    GrungeHippie26
    GenerationKILL wrote: Yeah UG. Those responses are totally comedy gold... They were so funny, I nearly fell off my dinosaur...
    lol....thank you, i needed that.
    samhell
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: samhell wrote: I used to hate Nickelback, but then I took an arrow to the knee. Must have taken one in the head, too, if you think that joke is still funny.
    It was actually two jokes in one and a little bit of commentary about the internet children group thought process.
    priestfan76
    I really dislike Chad Kroeger as a person and I dislike Nickelback as a band, but I'm not gonna fault them for dealing with people who hate them in a funny way, it actually kinda raises their credibility. They aren't ruining rock, rock ruined itself by allowing them to be the poster boys for it. If people stopped paying attention to them and took all that attention and gave it to Dave Grohl and every band he's in, the world would be awesome.
    Vicryl 2.0
    like it or not. as long as the stadium keeps selling out, they will be hear until no one books them...
    Pagan_Poetry
    samhell wrote: Pagan_Poetry wrote: samhell wrote: I used to hate Nickelback, but then I took an arrow to the knee. Must have taken one in the head, too, if you think that joke is still funny. It was actually two jokes in one and a little bit of commentary about the internet children group thought process.
    I see. Sorry about that then.
    headbang123
    Nickelbacks pretty low. But the phrase "twitter war" in this title made them even lower....
    Kortez3000
    bloffle wrote: What are they ****ing twelve? So one band doesnt like anothers music the fact that this is even news is childish. I am appalled by how these full grown men and women are acting, they are in their 30s and 40s and acting like they are in second grade. Grow the **** up.
    How is that immature? Are you justifying the haters as being mature? I bet when you turn 30 you must be boring as hell.
    ManInTheBox14
    I chuckle at people who bash The Black Keys and in the same breath think that Nickelback is a respectable band. Also, it's hilarious when people rage on "washed up pop" and consider Nickelback a talented rock band, when in truth they are washed up pop music.
    jackmorgan11
    i mean people are all entitled to there opion even if a lot of people know nickleback are crappy
    ZeligtheAxMan
    I'm still appalled that Geeky Dude from The Black Keys took such an intense shot at them, in a Major Publication! I'm sorry Buddy Holly, if your music is so much better then Nickelback's, why aren't you the world's biggest rock band!? For the record, I don't particularly like NB, but I don't think any of these arguments have anything to do with liking the music or not...
    Hardcoregamer16
    wow even the poser who hate them because its are shitty on them for defending themselfs. i thought they had some fun comebacks, but the insults to them where really lame. rebecca black is better, real original
    Logan_B
    BigMikeBDD wrote: They just sold out their tour....trust me...THEY are the ones laughing. With all the absolute garbage out there like Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas washed up pop, it's amazing to me that people focus on hating on a group of guys that actually play rock music and use real instruments with talent. Focus on the garbage.
    Win. Thank you for that I agree