Nickelback 'Work On Epicness'

The band everyone loves to hate comments on fans' YouTube in another attempt to smash their negative rep.

Nickelback 'Work On Epicness'
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The band everyone loves to hate comments on fans' YouTube in another attempt to smash their negative rep. Nickelback have taken another crack at trying to escape the label of world's most hated band in a light-hearted YouTube clip where they comment on messages left on their music videos. It's another charm offensive on the part of the Canadian four-piece after Black Keys drumer Patrick Carney recently said: "Rock'n'roll is dying because people became okay with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world." Chad Kroeger's outfit have been here before. At the time they tweeted: "Thanks to the Black Keys for calling us the biggest band in the world hehe." They've also taken part in previous videos which spoof their own reputation. This time, responding to a fan who asks: "How the f--k can you be so epic?" frontman Kroeger responds: "We work on our epicness. We went to epic school. We graduated with honours. Ryan has his masters in epicness." Then they encourage followers: "To comment on our comments on your comments, leave a comments. It's an upward spiral that sounds painful". But Kroeger fails to adequately explain the storyline to a promo in which a young man is trying to bring up a newborn baby on his own. The singer can't answer the question: "How did man feed baby? He have tits with milk?"
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    Kurt-Corgan
    I don't really get the hating trend, because to be honest I'd rather have Nickelback on the radio than artists like Justin Bieber and One Direction. Props to them for not throwing in the towel.
    DeathMetalHub
    A tiny, tiny, tiny, microscopic part of me feels sorry for Nickelback. I mean the amount of hate they take in, I wouldn't be able to bare that much hate. I do hate their music and think they suck balls, but they can take criticism better than me I will give them that. But nothing else. They aint getting nothing else from me.....please dont troll me too hard
    SGofawesome
    "Its another charm offensive on the part of the Canadian four-piece after Black Keys drumer Patrick Carney recently said: "Rockn'roll is dying because people became okay with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world." Interesting. Patrick Carney is a drumer.
    getthefloydout
    I know everybody has their own opinions on Nickelback, but I bought "Silver Side Up" when it first came out, and I STILL think it rocks. Every song isn't about having an epic party. Now, their new stuff....gross.
    Zombow
    Kurt-Corgan wrote: I don't really get the hating trend, because to be honest I'd rather have Nickelback on the radio than artists like Justin Bieber and One Direction. Props to them for not throwing in the towel.
    Indeed... The guys at my school always play dubstep, rap and boring pop-songs all day long on our radio... But once a week they actually turns on a Nickleback song, and after hours with awful music, Nickleback actually sounds awesome... But yeah, I'd still rather listen to Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth etc everyday instead of Nickleback, but they are not that bad. Can't really understand all the hate on them!
    CombatWombat 95
    I cant get my head round the fact that musicians are slagging of other musicians. And bands are slagging off other bands. Do you people really wanna live in a world where all music is autotuned crap? I dont really like Nickelback but I give em an ounce of respect for playing instruments and writing their own songs.
    thedefrockednun
    Though I'll probably be flamed for this, I think the people going about saying "I'm a real musician with great taste and I hate Nickelback" are friggin ridiculous. SO many people love to pose on hating Nickelback. Yes it's generic, yes it's overproduced, yes it isn;t real Rock but still. They are band doing their thing and a lot of people like it so fair play to them. They do have talent and their songs (some of them) are catchy. I hate all the UGers and others pretending to be ber-pros posing on dissing Nickelback and then going to listen to some shit that could be subject to the very sane criticisms if it was famous. I'm in no way praising Nickelback here, but the hate towards them is unjustified I think and so many people are just so pathetic abou it.
    dementiacaptain
    Dude, they are singing about the same ish that tons of bands in the 70s and 80s sang about. They aren't nearly as big as Metallica. They can play their instruments to a degree. They are just a bunch of Canadian dudes playing rock. I mean, I don't get why people hate them so much.
    BigMikeBDD
    Never was a huge Nickelback fan, but it's become such a hipster thing to hate on them, I find myself defending them!
    hooligan354
    Honestly, if you are listening for something deep and inspiring, it may not be the avenue to enlightenment. But they do write some decent rock tunes. The guitars are nice and heavy and the drums have a killer sound. Not my favorite, but we all know a number of artists that are worse than these guys. Hey F&^kstick - Cancer rips lives and families apart - learn to act right and taste your words before you spit them out.
    thejay2
    Zombow wrote: Kurt-Corgan wrote: I don't really get the hating trend, because to be honest I'd rather have Nickelback on the radio than artists like Justin Bieber and One Direction. Props to them for not throwing in the towel. Indeed... The guys at my school always play dubstep, rap and boring pop-songs all day long on our radio... But once a week they actually turns on a Nickleback song, and after hours with awful music, Nickleback actually sounds awesome... But yeah, I'd still rather listen to Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth etc everyday instead of Nickleback, but they are not that bad. Can't really understand all the hate on them!
    I agree with this guy i would much rather listen to nickelback than N-Dubz, justin beiber and the like I think people need to grow up and realise that people don't like the same stuff as you.....that's why there are so many different variations of the same f*cking things. Stop listening to trends and your mates and like/hate things because it's your opinion!
    Gibson0204
    It will forever baffle my mind why people hate Nickelback, I think they're great and I can't wait to see them live. They're 10000x better than the poncey gay sh** I hear on the radio. But ah well, haters gonna hate.
    RiffsanBridges
    "How the f--k can you be so epic?" frontman Kroeger responds: "We work on our epicness. We went to epic school. We graduated with honours. Ryan has his masters in epicness."
    Trying way too hard there.
    OxMxGxTACOS
    I read the title.. I lol'd. They'll crack one day and make themselves look like asses to whatever "fanbase" they may have
    ibanez124
    I agree that most their radio songs do have the same formula, which makes them sound repetitive. Though they do have some diamonds in the rough. Notably "Where do I hide", "Another Hole in the Head", and "Side of a Bullet" to name a few.
    Steve-O~32
    aside from songs like Rockstar and misc other ballads, Nickelback's music is pretty spot on. Some of their riffs are so sick, it just sucks that many people hate them because other people hate them without even listening to their deep tracks. Listen to all their songs and then if you still don't like it, THEN say they suck.
    AcdcTXfan
    getthefloydout wrote: I know everybody has their own opinions on Nickelback, but I bought "Silver Side Up" when it first came out, and I STILL think it rocks. Every song isn't about having an epic party. Now, their new stuff....gross.
    I just don't get people like you that don't like the party songs. Are yall goody goods that are against drinking or something? Those songs are badass.
    travislausch
    I dislike their music for the most part, but it's awesome to see that they're taking all this hate in stride. Better than that Fall Out Boy dude who quit music because of the bashing.
    Sethis
    DeathMetalHub wrote: A tiny, tiny, tiny, microscopic part of me feels sorry for Nickelback. I mean the amount of hate they take in, I wouldn't be able to bare that much hate. I do hate their music and think they suck balls, but they can take criticism better than me I will give them that. But nothing else. They aint getting nothing else from me.....please dont troll me too hard
    Well, the amount of hate they take in is great but so is their popularity. You have to be prepared for everything.
    spiff-corgi
    DoodlySquat wrote: fede01_8 wrote: Nickelback is as funny as cancer... Cancer jokes are never funny.
    Depends on your sense of tumor.
    flaminphoenix
    I don't understand where hate comes in for music. If you like it, great! If you don't, somebody else does! So why the hate!
    RichieJovie
    and i forgot to add i have also been playing music now for 7 years so dont go playing the 'you dont understand music card' it just seems like everyone is jumping on the 'i hate nickelback' bandwagon \m/ Nickelback \m/
    I've been professional for 20+ and I still get told I don't understand music. Don't worry about it.
    AcdcTXfan
    I also find it impossible for anyone to hate the song "Lullaby." If you say you do, then you haven't heard the song and you're just on the bandwagon like most haters.
    VASELINE GUY
    wonder how long it took them to filter through all the haters to get a decent comment lol, they should of went on the youtube video of them getting booed of stage at portugal :L
    Kwyjibo2006
    I've always felt that, while I can't listen to their studio albums, Nickelback are a band who I'd go see live. To me, their music needs a stadium for me to listen to it.
    ayreon37
    headbanger32594 wrote: Epicness isn't even a real english word.
    Of course not. The proper word is "epiclosity".
    come2gether
    Dear TheDirtBombUSA, The reason some people practice guitar instead of going out wasting our free time partying is so we can be better than another face in the crowd. While you live an amazingly plain life and do what is considered the social norm, we are giving ourselves a chance at something that we truly love, something better. And no, im not some goth kid who wears black and listens to metal music, I'm just a kid who plays guitar and hates it when someone like you pigeonholes everyone with a talent and a passion.
    switch625DL
    I'd rather listen to nickelback than that hipstery bunch black keys. Don't like any of them, but I don't get the hatred on nickelback. just a regular band
    potatoejunkie
    I'm the farthest thing from a Nickelback fan, but I love how geeky losers like you guys who dedicate your time on forums like this one have the nuts to call Nickelback a bunch of f*gs... While you're in your basement practicing guitar all weekend instead of actually having a life, Nickelback is selling out stadiums around the world. Every dude in that band gets his d*ck sucked 100 times more in a week than any of you virgin losers will in your entire life... I don't like Nickelback but after reading all your sh*tty comments, it honestly makes me want to leave this website and actually listen to Nickelback, at least I wouldn't be surrounded by creepy negative d-bags with no lives like the majority of you...
    and what are you doing here, sir? didn't your life get life? your flaming here makes my work funnier, as well as the time i spend on being ill, we even had a funny cancer joke (dear karma, no provocation). can't imagine you getting your duck sucked the way youre talking. i don't mind nickelback, they're doing their things, i do mine, everythings okay.,,
    TexasGato
    Black Keys drumer Patrick Carney recently said:
    "Rockn'roll is dying because people became okay with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world."
    Since when are the Black Keys a rock band? They are f-ing hipsters.
    TheDirtBombUSA
    I'm the farthest thing from a Nickelback fan, but I love how geeky losers like you guys who dedicate your time on forums like this one have the nuts to call Nickelback a bunch of f*gs... While you're in your basement practicing guitar all weekend instead of actually having a life, Nickelback is selling out stadiums around the world. Every dude in that band gets his d*ck sucked 100 times more in a week than any of you virgin losers will in your entire life... I don't like Nickelback but after reading all your sh*tty comments, it honestly makes me want to leave this website and actually listen to Nickelback, at least I wouldn't be surrounded by creepy negative d-bags with no lives like the majority of you...
    Zanos7
    I honestly don't understand the Nickelback hate? (i'm well aware that i will now be shot down for this) I think Nickelback are brill! I really enjoy their music and some of the riffs they pull out a brilliant! I once heard someone saying that 'most of their songs are just about sex, drinking and strip clubs' what's wrong with that?? Now before I am told that i have 'no music taste or any idea what i am on about' let me list some of my favourite bands: Metallica, Megadeth, Thin Lizzy, Slipknot, AC/DC, Queen, Alter Bridge, Slash, Aerosmith, Soundgarden etc... I fully appreciate that everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion but i just don't get why so many people out there hate nickelback! Dilemma for you haters: If you had to choose one to listen to who would it be? Nickelback or Justin Beaverface?
    Tropian
    Honestly i dont really think Nickleback is as bad as some people make them out to be. Its just a hating trend. Im not a fan, but like someone else said, i would rather have them on the radio than Justin Bieber or Rihanna. At least these guys play instruments and know how to actually make music.
    Set-Abominae
    The Funny or Die video was better, but props to them for not letting the envious public drag them down.
    Salvo416
    I like Nickelback.. people can hate all they want but they make some pretty amazing stuff.. check out their new album if you haven't already. You want to slam a rock band.. slam My Darkest Days. Worst rock band in existence.