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The performance in question took place in 2008 but resurfaced online recently. It features the much-maligned Canadian rock band covering Metallica’s ‘Sad But True’.
“Fuck, now I actually have to say I like something nickelback has done,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Not that I like Nickelback but their cover of Metallica’s ‘Sad But True’ is damn good,” added another.
Another wrote: “sad but true …. better than Metallica does it? For real .. WOW …”
However, some fans were still swayed despite the cover. “Nice try Nickelback but you’re still dogshit, Metallica are eons ahead of you in longevity, lyrically, instrumentally,” one user said.
Another commented: “This reflects more poorly on Metallica than Nickelback.” See those and more reactions below.
Fuck. Now I actually have to say I like something nickleback has done. https://t.co/EtCk53hp8c
— RuineR (@LiifeRuiiner) September 8, 2018
Not that I like Nickelback but their cover of Metallica's 'Sad But True' is damn good👌🏼
— Mrs.Brownstone (@LPloverE) September 12, 2018
— HeatherIAm (@BogotaBobbiKate) September 12, 2018
This reflects more poorly on Metallica than Nickelback
— DR (@DRisLive) September 11, 2018
— Joel Hernandez (@BadOldDays) September 10, 2018
I'm convinced Nickelback should release a cover album of Metallica songs.
— Cody Paysinger [+] (@_cpay) September 9, 2018
“Pop is predicated on satisfying,” he said. “I’ve said many times pop is porn. It’s porn, they want to get you off. It’s just how they’re going to get you off. I’m not that concerned with getting you off. I’m just not.”