Chad Kroeger Reveals Why Corey Taylor Is ‘Nickelback Lite’ And Slipknot Is ‘A Gimmick’


When Chad Kroeger asked a Metal Covenant writer to tell him an act as diverse as Nickelback, the writer’s response was Stone Sour. Kroeger wasn’t too pleased.

“Stone Sour?… Yeah, ’cause they’re trying to be Nickelback. *takes a swig of beer* 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.

“[Slipknot and Nickelback] were signed to the same label.

“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…

“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.”