The Black Keys’ Nickelback hate is going strong, despite an apology of sorts being given by drummer Patrick Carney. Odds are saying you’re sorry doesn’t count if the sentiment is laden with harsh insults!
“Rock & 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 s*** — therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. F*** that! Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it f***ing ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous s***. When people start lumping us into that kind of s***, it’s like, ‘F*** you,’ honestly.”
Speaking of the Rolling Stone interview to MTV Canada, drummer Patrick Carney issued this apology, “I didn’t mean to single them out. It just came out… There’s much worse bands than Nickelback, maybe. That was the worst apology.”
Indeed! Carney, whose band mate is Dan Auerbach, went on to say, “I don’t like bad music, but look, I’ve got a lot of friends and not one of them has a Nickelback record. I’m not a small minority.”
Realizing the “apology” was a total waste, Carney prophesized what would likely happen if The Black Keys ever ran into Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger at an event: “He’d probably punch us in the face. I wouldn’t talk to him.”