Nickelback 'Work On Epicness'

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

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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?"

Thanks for the report to Classicrockmagazine.com.

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    fede01_8
    DoodlySquat wrote: fede01_8 wrote: Nickelback is as funny as cancer... Cancer jokes are never funny.
    ok grandpa.
    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.
    HARTATTACK69
    It's funny, I fully admit to not liking Nickelback . I think their music is bad but If you like it whatever. I actually like songs that Chad sings on with other artists like Santana and especially Steel Panther...but I still found myself targeting that kid with the Nickelback t-shirt in the Machine Head Mosh Pit at Mayhem, it just wasn't an appropriate shirt to wear at the Mayhem Festival
    jjb_09
    The songs that Chad Kroeger has done with other artists have all been written by him
    Reagar
    Lol, I do like them as people. Band is a bit meh. But they seem like good blokes
    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!
    Lightning_Ray
    VASELINE GUY wrote: 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
    Kroeger already talked 'bout it ages ago. Again, it was a stupid idea. This was a festival mostly dedicated to Metal and if my memory doesn't fail me here, they performed right after Slipknot. When you add that to a crowd that's as passionate as Central/South American crowds... bad idea.
    vppark2
    Obama FTW wrote: Old Nickelback = good. New Nickelback = I'd rather listen to Coldplay.
    eh thts really stretching it my friend
    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.
    guitar7masta
    It's no wonder none of the comments affect them. They're so BORING. It's like they're dead inside.
    Scrubb
    ibanez124 wrote: 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.
    The only reason "Side of a Bullet" is worth listening to is because its Dimebag's solo. And even as a tribute, the lyrics are cheesy as hell. R.I.P Dime---Getcha Pull!!
    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
    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.,,
    TheDirtBombUSA
    come2gether wrote on 05/01/2012 - 02:38 pm / quote | 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.
    Just like you pigeonhole a highly successful rock band like Nickelback?
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    jjb_09
    All these people on here that just slag nickelback off know nothing about them. They haven't heard all their amazing heavy songs like this means war, burn it to the ground and follow you home, that is only mentioning 3 of them. Go and actually listen to the band before making and opinion. You say their mainstream when your the one following everyone's opinion!
    LeBrun101
    People can hate all they want but Nickelback are ****ing awesome!!! just saying.
    alestorm666
    Salvo416 wrote: 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.
    They're bad, but have you heard Bad City ? Piss-poor rehash of 80's sleaze metal and massively overproduced. And Jettblack are terrible as well. Nickelback aren't much good anymore, but they are definitely better than any of the ones I mentioned.
    taytay8b
    The fact of the matter is that Nickelback come from a town called Hanna which has a population of about 6 all the way in the boonies of Alberta. That means they've worked harder than anyone ever has to amount to where they are. That right there is enough to gain my respect.
    craig1888
    Doubt i'll ever be a fan of their music but i'm liking them as people more and more. They get far too much hate for what they do which is pretty much nothing. Just making some quite bad, cheesy music and they're aware of it.
    theloonyjuggalo
    hmm... looks like us JUGGALOS have some competition, I take pride in knowing that ICP is the most hated band in the world... now we have these canadian idiots tryin to take our title... it might not be a bad thing, i'm sure we can try inviting them to the gathering or something... i mean shit.. we had tila tequila come... and she's the most hated slut in the world soo... why not give these guys a chance? lmao MMFWCL!!! WHOOP WHOOP
    OxMxGxTACOS
    Austin_205 wrote: i think if they got a new singer, stopped sounding over produced, stopped writing ballads, people would accept them more
    Their name is far too tarnished
    champbassist
    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.
    Oh, don't be sorry. The moolah they rake in compensates amply for the hatred they are subjected to. If you got so much dough, you probably wouldn't care for haters, either.
    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?
    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/
    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.
    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?
    NHECOS
    megaluisdeth wrote: Didn't the singer get hit on his face with a rock at a show?
    Yes, in a concert in Portugal
    Chronologo
    I do think they really suck, but I don't hate them as much as many ppl do. Still I prefer their crappy party rock to autotuned plastic pop crap
    kevintimmers
    megaluisdeth wrote: Didn't the singer get hit on his face with a rock at a show?
    i hope so.
    ande1737
    This website has a habit of very misleading article titles...That being said, these guys are about as funny as their music is good.
    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.