Chad Kroeger has taken fire at Corey Taylor during an interview with Sweden’s Metal Covenant .
First, Kroeger made the following ridiculous claim: “I can’t think of another band that’s as diverse as we are. I can’t. And I don’t think that’s me talking from pride or ego.”
Upon being challenged to name another band as diverse, the interviewer names Stone Sour, which seems to really rile Kroeger up.
“Yeah, ’cause they’re trying to be Nickelback. Corey Taylor has said some really nasty things about me before in the press. He talks about how easy it is to write a hit song. Well, show me. Show me. Write one. I have yet to hear one. They’re okay. But they’re not as good as Nickelback. They sound like Nickelback Lite.”
Kroeger then took aim at Taylor’s other band, Slipknot.
“They had to put on masks and jump around. How good can your music be if you’ve gotta beat each other up on stage, throw up in your own masks every night? I mean, music shouldn’t come with a gimmick; music should just be music. None of my favorite music comes with a gimmick. And he got tired of sitting behind a mask — he wanted people to know what he looks like — so he started Stone Sour.”
Blabbermouth points out those “really nasty things” most likely refer to a 2002 interview in which Taylor took shot at his label Roadrunner for using Slipknot proceeds to launch Nickelback. “I’m glad they could use our money to make fucking Nickelback happy,” he seethed. “That’s a very, very bitter subject for me, and if I ever see any of those fuckers, it’s going to be brutal.
“MTV won’t fucking touch us, radio barely fucking touches us and here comes those fucking pretty boys… and the lead singer looks like Shaggy from ‘Scooby Doo’… and what the fuck am I supposed to do? Am I not supposed to feel bitter when I have broken bones and fucking torn corneas? It’s bullshit, and the record label just smiles at you and goes ‘Yeah, yeah whatever…’ It’s fucking not right, dude.”