So, Nickelback or a pickle? It’s an age-old question, but Patrick Carney of the Black Keys thinks he’s got the answer.
It’s the pickle.
“Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” the “Lonely Boy” drummer told Rolling Stone. “So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be s—.”
But Carney wants you to know that he is not one of those people:
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.
Tell us how you really feel, Patrick!
Yet despite this rock-on-rock violence, the Black Keys and Nickelback do have something in common: the two bands’ most recent albums – El Camino and Here and Now, respectively – both debuted at No. 2 behind Michael Buble’s incessant chart-topper, Christmas. Maybe the two parties should come together over their common enemy?
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