Nickelback: 'We Just Laugh At All The Criticism'

Chad Kroeger has revealed how he and Nickelback deal with critics of the band, claiming they rival each other to come up with the wittiest response.

Nickelback: 'We Just Laugh At All The Criticism'
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Chad Kroeger has revealed how he and his Nickelback deal with critics of the band, claiming they rival each other to come up with the wittiest response. The band have been the source of much mockery during their career, not least by rival rockers The Black Keys, but Kroeger admits he is aware how the public perceives the band and the band enjoy fending off the criticism. "We're just laughing while we do it," Kroeger said in an interview with the Edmonton Journal. "I mean, it's just like when you got guys all sitting around together, you know, we'll hear about something and, you know, we laugh. You know, whoever comes up with the most comedic thing, it's like, 'Oh, that's good. We have to tweet that.'" He also added that he doesn't believe the band will ever receive any awards for their music, adding: "We may be dead by then but I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will probably show up the same time as our first Grammy." Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    godofthunder178
    I'm not really a big Nickelback fan...but my friend won tickets to them in DC once, and he said he will most definitely always go see them whenever they come to town. He said they put on a phenomenal show, and he hated them beforehand. I don't know how much truth there is to that, but that's what I was told.
    BigMikeBDD
    All the bandwagon Nickelback hating is turning me in to a fan. People jumping on the hating Nickelback wagon is disgusting. Morons.
    Stratus475
    Contrary to popular belief, Nickelback has some good songs. The problem is, radio stations only play "How You Remind Me", "Rockstar" and "Photograph". Those are their worst songs, without a doubt. But some of the deeper cuts off of Dark Horse and All the Right Reasons, like "Fight For All the Wrong Reasons", "If Everyone Cared", "Just to Get High" and more, are actually pretty good, if you listen to them.
    rafey
    I love this! Lets all just hold hands and sing kumbaya! hating people for the music they make is such a waste of energy
    AcdcTXfan
    I dont get all the hate. Nickelback isn't some boy band like One Direction. I understand that some party songs like "This Afternoon" and "Rockstar" might annoy some people. Just dont listen to those. Listen to their heavy stuff like "This Means War" "Burn It to the Ground" "Fight for All the Wrong Reasons", etc.
    grantjames
    There's no point in Nickelback listening to the "criticism", because it's all just "Nickelback suck, lulz!" and hearing that doesn't help you write better music. And besides, they don't need to write better music, it's already pretty damn awesome.
    Skodward714
    I absolutely despise Nickleback, but I really like how they just make fun of all their haters. They could easily just whine about it nonstop and pull an Axl Rose or something, but they're really cool about it. Their music is terrible, but they enjoy making it, and I respect that.
    AcdcTXfan
    godofthunder178 wrote: I'm not really a big Nickelback fan...but my friend won tickets to them in DC once, and he said he will most definitely always go see them whenever they come to town. He said they put on a phenomenal show, and he hated them beforehand. I don't know how much truth there is to that, but that's what I was told.
    They're awesome live. They're very loud, have a lot of pyro and explosions (like KISS), and I think they just sound better live. And they have this floating stage they play a few songs on, which is pretty cool. I've seen KISS and AC/DC, both are also great live. And I would say Nickelback's show is like a mix between those two, without all the costumes and make up of course.
    BigMikeBDD
    Meta1H3ad wrote: BigMikeBDD wrote: All the bandwagon Nickelback hating is turning me in to a fan. People jumping on the hating Nickelback wagon is disgusting. Morons. Not on any hating bandwagon, I just dislike their music. Greatly.
    I'd bet you $1,000 I'd go through your ipod and find something on there that was 1000x worse than Nickelback. Guaranteed.
    Various Artists
    travislausch wrote: ...that guy from Fall Out Boy who quit music because of the haters. What a pussy.
    Granted I don't like Fall Out Boy, but that guy was depressed because of all the backlash. It's okay to hate a band's music, but to make the individual feel terrible because you decided their music was terrible? It's their life's work. you may not like it, others will. Instead of calling him a "pussy" why not do something yourself?
    vppark2
    Stratus475 wrote: Contrary to popular belief, Nickelback has some good songs. The problem is, radio stations only play "How You Remind Me", "Rockstar" and "Photograph". Those are their worst songs, without a doubt. But some of the deeper cuts off of Dark Horse and All the Right Reasons, like "Fight For All the Wrong Reasons", "If Everyone Cared", "Just to Get High" and more, are actually pretty good, if you listen to them.
    How You Remind Me was one of their first big hits. Probably one of their best songs imo. Photograph isnt too bad. Ill agree about Rockstar tho, i cant stand that song.
    headbang123
    Ok I just gained some respect for these guys. But maybe they should listen to the critisism? So they make better music? I mean when someone talks trash to me about MY band, I literally just ask them to explain themselves.
    Lightning_Ray
    BradTheBluefish wrote: Nickelback > The Black Keys
    I'm not joining the "hate Nickelback" bandwagon, but do you even realize what you just wrote?
    MegaGreg
    Look at this bad review Every time I do, it makes me laugh ...I'm sorry that's what I thought when I read the title.
    krypticguitar87
    led_sevenfold wrote: If they listened to the criticism they might have made better songs. Haven't they ever heard of constructive criticism
    since when does "nickleback sucks" count as constructive critisism? also isn't changing your music becausae some bully tells you to the opposite of what music is supposed to be about (I mean seriously music is art, and art is subjective)? ....not ot mention the amount of money they make off of the music probably tells them they are doing something right...
    TrueRocker11
    Ironic that so many who claim to dislike Nickelback take the time to post on so many articles about them. Why follow info. about them if you don't like them? Oh...is the meaning of ironic too difficult for you to understand? The Black Keys just have a bad case of penis envy.
    breakinslash
    Stratus475 wrote: Contrary to popular belief, Nickelback has some good songs. The problem is, radio stations only play "How You Remind Me", "Rockstar" and "Photograph". Those are their worst songs, without a doubt. But some of the deeper cuts off of Dark Horse and All the Right Reasons, like "Fight For All the Wrong Reasons", "If Everyone Cared", "Just to Get High" and more, are actually pretty good, if you listen to them.
    Um those are good, Here And Now is what sucks.
    led_sevenfold
    If they listened to the criticism they might have made better songs. Haven't they ever heard of constructive criticism
    younghatter
    I don't understand why everyone hates Nickelback's music so much. It's not even bad, the lyrics are pretty cool most of the time and the music is brilliant. It's alot better than things like YMA6 and Enter Shit-kari..
    JakeG123
    Stratus475 wrote: Contrary to popular belief, Nickelback has some good songs. The problem is, radio stations only play "How You Remind Me", "Rockstar" and "Photograph". Those are their worst songs, without a doubt. But some of the deeper cuts off of Dark Horse and All the Right Reasons, like "Fight For All the Wrong Reasons", "If Everyone Cared", "Just to Get High" and more, are actually pretty good, if you listen to them.
    Has no-one heard songs such as 'Cowboy Hat', 'Leader Of Men' or 'Just For' before? Every album up to All The Right Reasons was much better than anything after it. 90s and early 00s (Curb, Silver Side Up, The State, The Long Road, Hesher) was much more appreciated back in the day. It's the new stuff that got them hated by the original fan base and rockers because they sold out for a pop fan base.
    vppark2
    breakinslash wrote: Stratus475 wrote: Contrary to popular belief, Nickelback has some good songs. The problem is, radio stations only play "How You Remind Me", "Rockstar" and "Photograph". Those are their worst songs, without a doubt. But some of the deeper cuts off of Dark Horse and All the Right Reasons, like "Fight For All the Wrong Reasons", "If Everyone Cared", "Just to Get High" and more, are actually pretty good, if you listen to them. Um those are good, Here And Now is what sucks.
    I thought Here And Now was pretty good actually.
    vppark2
    Lightning_Ray wrote: BradTheBluefish wrote: Nickelback > The Black Keys I'm not joining the "hate Nickelback" bandwagon, but do you even realize what you just wrote?
    Well if he didnt then he wouldnt post it. Look, these are 2 completely different bands, and im not really a fan of either, but if i had to go with who I'd prefer, I'd go with Nickelback. First off, they make some pretty good songs, i hear that theyre good live, they have meaning towards MOST of their songs, and i honestly think they sound pretty good. Now im not saying The Black Keys are bad, but they bring in other types of fans. Fans of indie music, and such. So its not for me. I think Nickelback fits in more nicely for the pure rock fans. Im more for metal, but ill listen to some rock bands like these guys occasionally.
    Vicryl 2.0
    Maiden95 wrote: I bet they won't laugh at Zach Pino when he reviews everyone of their songs.
    who is zach pino? this band were already being reviewed for the worst, is it gonna change any with that Pino guy?
    Meta1H3ad
    BigMikeBDD wrote: All the bandwagon Nickelback hating is turning me in to a fan. People jumping on the hating Nickelback wagon is disgusting. Morons.
    Not on any hating bandwagon, I just dislike their music. Greatly.
    ZeligtheAxMan
    Yeah Rockstar's not great but it does have Billy Gibbons offering Casadias! Can't go wrong!
    Maiden95
    How many times do we have to know how Nickelback deals with the critics? I bet they won't laugh at Zach Pino when he reviews everyone of their songs.
    krakkrox
    i guess laughing it off keeps them sane but they're just in denial about how terrible they are lol
    mulefish
    travislausch wrote: At least they're not pussies like that guy from Fall Out Boy who quit music because of the haters. What a pussy.
    How does this get up liked?
    Lightning_Ray
    vppark2 wrote: Lightning_Ray wrote: BradTheBluefish wrote: Nickelback > The Black Keys I'm not joining the "hate Nickelback" bandwagon, but do you even realize what you just wrote? Well if he didnt then he wouldnt post it. Look, these are 2 completely different bands, and im not really a fan of either, but if i had to go with who I'd prefer, I'd go with Nickelback. First off, they make some pretty good songs, i hear that theyre good live, they have meaning towards MOST of their songs, and i honestly think they sound pretty good. Now im not saying The Black Keys are bad, but they bring in other types of fans. Fans of indie music, and such. So its not for me. I think Nickelback fits in more nicely for the pure rock fans. Im more for metal, but ill listen to some rock bands like these guys occasionally.
    It was a rethorical question, the answer as pretty obvious, wasn't it? Yeah, completely different bands, but I wasn't the one who started comparing them. I once was a fan of Nickelback, but when I saw a clip of them on VH1, all cleaned up, nice shaves and perfect haircuts, I completely lost the interest I previously had on them. Still, I listened again to most of their discography with more attention after that and realised that most of their music is repetitive, boring and the lyrics aren't that creative either. It's been a while since I last heard a song of them, but I don't think there was a single one that genuinely surprised me. As for their Live shows I don't know. From what I've heard and seen in some videos, they're not bad, really. Since I grew from childhood through to most of my teenage years, I'd never join the "I f**in hate Nickelback" bandwagon. If one day I'm in a party or on somebody's car and songs like How You Remind Me, Figured You Out, Leader Of Men etc. play, I'll probably still have some fun.
    Rimfrost
    I dont think they are as bad as people say, which is kind of damnding with faint praise. And theres no way in hell that the new Nickelback album was the worst of 2011, too many lulus and gold cobras for that.
    arnolddrummer
    Maiden95 wrote: How many times do we have to know how Nickelback deals with the critics? big scary Zach Pino? They've dealt with much more influential people before. Zach just blogs, I bet they won't laugh at Zach Pino when he reviews everyone of their songs.
    led_sevenfold
    Vicryl 2.0 wrote: Maiden95 wrote: I bet they won't laugh at Zach Pino when he reviews everyone of their songs. who is zach pino? this band were already being reviewed for the worst, is it gonna change any with that Pino guy?
    this guy must be new to ug if he doesnt know the P-dog
    bearmod
    Deftonly wrote: travislausch wrote: that guy from Fall Out Boy who quit music because of the haters. What a pussy which guy?
    Im pretty sure it was Patrick Stump, the singer
    TheJaneTrain
    Well, I respect that I guess. No point in getting upset about it after all. Not like they can do anything to stop the criticism,
    Deftonly
    travislausch wrote: that guy from Fall Out Boy who quit music because of the haters. What a pussy.
    which guy?
    Maiden95
    Vicryl 2.0 wrote: Maiden95 wrote: I bet they won't laugh at Zach Pino when he reviews everyone of their songs. who is zach pino? this band were already being reviewed for the worst, is it gonna change any with that Pino guy?
    Zach Pino is the guy who writes the "It's the End of the Week As We Know It" articles on here, he is doing the Nickelback Challenge, reviewing each one of their songs week by week.
    headbang123
    led_sevenfold wrote: If they listened to the criticism they might have made better songs. Haven't they ever heard of constructive criticism
    THANK YOU