05 January 2012
Patrick Carney from The Black Keys has turned head this week, after publicly launching into an angry rant and blaming Canadian rockers Nickelback for ruining music.
In the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Carney takes aim at Chad Kroeger's band as he attempts to explain why he thinks rock music is suffering.
He says, "Rock 'n' roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world."
"They became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be s**t (and) therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. F**k that!
"Rock 'n' roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don't like to see it f**king ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge c**p, horrendous s**t. "
"When people start lumping us into that kind of s**t, it's like, 'F**k you,' honestly."
Them's fighting words Carney, and it's not the first time Nickelback has copped this sort of criticism from the music industry.
What do you think? Has Nickelback ruined the state of rock n roll in the world today by being too commercial and 'watered down'?