Taylor says he’s on good terms with the other members of Nickelback, with the sole exception of Chad Kroeger, calling him, “Face Like a Foot”.
Nickelback is a Canadian rock band that was popular in the early 2000s, but experienced a change of fortune as listeners in later years decided they were unhip and weren’t really that pleasant to listen to. I love Mike I love everybody else in that band I’m very, very cool with; I’ve hung out with them. When Kroeger asks the interviewer if he could name one, he offered Stone Sour.
“Well yeah”, Kroeger scoffed. “They sound like Nickelback-lite”, he said. In his latest scathing interview, Kroeger noted that Taylor has said “some nasty things” about him and he has a point – in 2002, the Slipknot rocker described Kroeger as “Shaggy from Scooby-Doo”. But in the below interview, Kroeger responds by essentially telling Taylor to go out and write a hit, then-because if it’s so easy, he should have some hits. Show me. Write one.
He reiterated that Roadrunner Records “took all the Slipknot money gave it to Nickelback to sign them”.
Oh, and that Slipknot became successful because of a gimmick.
“They had to put on masks and jump around”, said Kroeger. “How good can your music be if you gotta beat each other up onstage, throw up in your own masks every night?” I mean, music shouldn’t come with a gimmick; I mean, music should just be music. “And he got exhausted of sitting behind the mask, and he wanted people to know what he looks like… so he started Stone Sour“. I have yet to hear one”, to which Taylor countered, “You know what? “Stick that up your ass”.
“It’s just so hilarious”, he told an Arizona radio station. I’ve never said it was easy to write a hit song. “Apparently it’s Planet Kroeger, and there must be good weed there, ’cause he’s an idiot“. I don’t have to say a damn thing.
We should also note that the Straight has found Taylor to be nothing but a geniunely nice and decent person during the interview process.