"There's much worse bands," says Patrick Carney
The band were speaking to MTV Canada when Patrick Carney made his apology. Although it remains to be seen whether Nickleback will accept his admission of guilt, as the duo burst out into fits of giggles while saying sorry.
Drummer Patrick carney said:
I didn’t mean to single them out, it just came out. There’s much worse bands that Nickleback…maybe. That was the worst apology.
In his initial comments, Carney told Rolling Stone that he disliked the Canadian rockers as “rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickleback being the biggest band in the world”.
He added: “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. Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it fucking ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit. When people start lumping us into that kind of shit, it’s like, ‘Fuck you’, honestly.”
Carney’s original statement was met with a humorous response from Nickleback, who thanked the drummer on their Twitter page for saying they were the “biggest rock band in the world”. Carney admits he is still wary of Nickleback’s Chad Kroeger, and says he’ll avoid him if he sees him, as he reckons the singer will most likely “punch us in the face”.
Scroll down and click to view The Black Keys apologise to Nickleback in an interview with MTV.