The band recently received a tweet saying: “Was driving down the street, and a @Nickelback song came on. I had an aneurism and violently shit myself at the same time. And my dog died.” The band quickly went on to reply: “I bet it was the best day you’ve had in awhile. #yourwelcome.” The social networking conversation continued: “Nickelback came on the radio… Worse than rebecca black #earsbleeding.” The band then responded: “Then it’s working?!?!? Sweet!”
This follows the band’s response to The Black Keys‘ drummer Patrick Carney, who claimed there was a lull in guitar groups coming to the fore, blaming Nickelback for rock’n’roll’s decline.
He told Rolling Stone: “Rock’n’roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world… So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. Fuck that.”
With tongue placed firmly in cheek, Nickelback responded via Twitter writing:
Thanks to the drummer in The Black Keys calling us the Biggest Band in the World in Rolling Stone. Hehe.