December 3, 2011

Nickelback Goes After Braves Reliever

I'm going to say it...making fun of Nickelback was a lot more entertaining BEFORE they were in on the joke.

Allow me to explain.

Last month, some  Detroit fans protested the band's appearance during the Lions annual Thanksgiving Day beating.

I mean, seriously...why should a Canadian rock band play halftime in, perhaps, the most blue collar city in America during an all-American holiday when a guy like Kid Rock is out there, seemingly, doing nothing?

But the joke was on us.  Chad Kroeger and the boys had to go ahead and ruin it...by poking fun at themselves via a video over at Funny or Die.

And...they played halftime.

Now, there's this.

Friday, Atlanta Braves reliever Peter Moylan sent the following tweet out into the Twittersphere.

Note to Nickelback please attend a Foo Fighters concert. That's how's it should be done chad.

Funny and true.

Then, Nickelback responded.

Foos are killer for sure. We're doing just fine too thanks. ? for you Pete, is watching Kimbrel better from the bench or on TV?

Yee-owch.

Now, I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that even Moylan would probably say its better watching the National League Rookie of the Year from the bench versus on television, because, well...front row watching Craig Kimbrel would best anything.

But, the fact that the band even responded, when, well...oh, who am I kidding, it's still a blast to poke fun at Nickelback.

As you were, everyone.


***UPDATE*** 

Apparently I'm on Nickelback's radar.  Shit.  Tell my family I love(d) them.



43 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess I'm not getting it, but what's so wrong with Nickelback?...

Kevin Chanel said...

Besides "they suck," nothing. Moylan should know that Kimbrel and the other Kimbrel are one April meltdown away from handing the job over to him though

Anonymous said...

They're terrible, monotonous musicians, and flat out douche bags. Plus they got stones thrown at them in Mexico and claimed they were rock and roll. Terrible "band".

Anonymous said...

They are a horrible band that ripped off the sound of Seven Mary Three. Anytime that I stumble upon one of their songs in a store, on television, anywhere, I feel as though my ears may start bleeding and I get some vomit in my mouth. Other than that, great band.

Anonymous said...

apparently.. they don't play the type of music everyone wants.. angry, with some weirdo trying to be goth...

Anonymous said...

Every song sounds EXACTLY the same?

Summer Anne said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0DU4DoPP4

Summer Anne said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0DU4DoPP4

Anonymous said...

hahaha

whydoibother said...

Do you have ears?

whydoibother said...

Do you have ears?

jewheebywrencept said...

People with a discernable ear to music,find Nickleback's unique brand of sludgy,derivative,turgid rock an insult to their intelligence.Chad Kroeger comes off as an arrogant jerk, their videos are nausiating,the tunes themselves sound like an amalgomation of everything else, but done in the familiar sickening style they have.The Band has no dexterity at all,and most lovers of Rock and Roll require some in the music.They show how the bar has been lowered in Rock and roll.Growing up with amazing rock artists through the years,Nickleback fool no one,like I said,with a discernable ear for music.

Anonymous said...

good thing there is an on and off button. to each his own.

revolutionNOW said...

I worked in the music biz for years there are so many bad band and music out there why would everyone hate on these guys. How about lil waynes no talent ass or the rob zombies really a devil worship artist gets more respect I hate 95% or the garbage they subject our ears too but nickleback is not one of them

Anonymous said...

Nickelback is what you get when you try to return the album to the store a "nickel back"

Anonymous said...

I keep hearing they suck, they this they that. Your just bitching because there getting rich and having fun while your sitting in your crappy little life wishing you had it as good.

Jellous much.

Anonymous said...

Nickelback rocks. Chad Kroeger is a killer songwriter, and they are great musicians who make up a tight band. Their stage show is killer, and everything they do on record, they can reproduce live. I realize that all of the couch potato guitar players out there think that they can do better. But, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Nickelback's worldwide fame, charting songs, and major selling albums prove different. Get over it losers.

Anonymous said...

Chad Kroeger a killer songwriter? Nickelback a great band? Because they sell records, chart-toppers? Then so is Britney Spears, Katey Perry, Big and Rich, ad naseum. People are saying that couch potato guitarists are simply jealous. Do anyone realize how easy it is for any 6th grader with moderate talent on the guitar to play Nickelback's set? It isn't difficult. If you're a teenager girl between the ages of 12-17, then yes, Nickelback should suit you perfectly. Real music fans, and especially fans of Rock n' Roll despise these groups because they have no talent, and especially no unique talent. You don't see John Paul Jones lining up to play with Chad do you? "Something in your mouth" - that's the chorus? That's killer songwriting? Check out what Jack White is doing, check out original, real songwriting from The Waaves, Them Crooked Vultures, Japandroids, aka nothing you will ever hear on the radio. You Nickelback followers don't actually believe that the best music gets played on the radio do you? Hmmm, must have been why The Secret was a NYT best-selling book, or why Snooki's book made it there as well. Oh perhaps none of you caught the half-time show, you know, where the entire stadium booed them after they finished? Oh yeah, I suppose Black Eyed Peas are great musicians than too. Nickelback is the biggest joke in Rock-n-Roll since Green Day.

jewheebywrencept said...

That one glowing comment about them talking about couch potatoes, how much you wanna bet it was someone in the group or someone who works for them, because who else would stand up for " the biggest joke in rock".Love the comment about how people equate sales with quality.LOL green day what crap.

Anonymous said...

So glad I'm not the only one who cannot stand this band. For the record I really liked their first big hit (like a cross between Better Than Ezra, The Gin Blossoms and Hootie..) but it was in no way representative if their "sound". I agree with almost every negative comment posted here.

Anonymous said...

Music isn't "good" or "bad". It's about taste and everyone's is different. Opinions, however, are a different thing...

Anonymous said...

Simple Nickelback rocks if you dont like them then dont listen to them. To each its own keep your crap comments to yourself. Unless you can do better,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Anonymous said...

Hey, if you don't like them then don't listen. They paid their dues and got to where they are.... where are you? They're not my favorite band, but so what! They're still around where some similar bands from the same time frame are not, so there!!

Anonymous said...

nickelback is a great band, chad is a great song writer, john who?? uhmm dude, look at ac/dc every song sounded the same...duh...its there style, its called unique, when u can hear a lick and kno right off whop the band is....its a good thing......quit hatin.......if its so easy why arent u doin it??

Anonymous said...

I have come to the conclusion that you guys are just jealous, this group is not he best R&R group out there but they are decent in their own. Stop hating the fact that either member has more money then either of you or the idiot that wrote the article.

rymeg1025 said...

Not a big Nickelback fan, but you can't say they are but a modern day AC/DC. They have been playing the same monotonous poorly written garbage for years. Nickelback mad a few good songs and now they all sound the same. Just like the iconic AC/DC. They haven't produced a decent record since "For Those About To Rock". There will always be bands out there just like Nickelback who start out well and end up playing the same songs over and over with new names.

Anonymous said...

Nickelback made it burn when I pee.

Bmarchant said...

Why all the hate... don't like them don't listen... I've gone to 4 of their shows each time had an amazing time... Rock & Roll is suppose to be fun and FU... they are a fun BAND!!

Anonymous said...

Their new Album is pretty good. it rocks hard and the guitar player has an amazing sound. Not my favorite rock band, but at least it's not Justin Beiber.

Anonymous said...

I really don't understand all the hating on Nickleback. I grew up listening to the best rock and roll ever mage: Stones, Who, Led etc. I do understand the frustration with lack of quality music today, but Nickelback isn't the worst offender. They are far superior to Britney, Diddy, Kanye, Black-eyed Peas, Nicki Minja, Gaga Lil Wayne, Bieber etc. Nickelback doesn't even make the top 100 worst bands on the radio today!

Anonymous said...

seriously you all need to check yourselves. I don't care who it is, anyone who is selling 20 million records is 1000x better than all you hacks on this post trying to trash them. I couldn't name two Nickelback songs, but I guarantee you every guy in that band could sleep with all of your girlfriends tonight if they wanted to.

Anonymous said...

Too many comments here to read, but has anyone pointed out that Moylan is an Australian pitcher, on an American baseball team, criticizing a Canadian band for playing in a city that lost its industry to Japan, Korea, and Germany, on a holiday commemorating the arrival of English immigrants from Holland who displaced the Native Americans?

Anonymous said...

Six words: Pearl Jam does it much better!

Summer Anne said...

I really like all the people who are like "if you don't like them don't listen to them!" as though they've never disliked a band (or a book or a movie or a fucking vegetable or a baseball team) and wanted to talk about why. Yes, everyone has an opinion. Yes, music is sort of subjective. Guess what? That doesn't change the fact that it's super fun to talk shit about stuff you think is shitty. And Nickelback is shitty.

Anonymous said...

U haters are funny. Nickleback has some mega hits that are good songs from any standard. Can't say I've heard them do another song that sounds anything like Photograph or Rock Star. Clever lyrics for those as well. There is something to be said about mainstream music also. Some of the bands listed are not popular and their's a reason for that. Perhaps society isn't ready for their style of music, which you would love to believe, or, maybe their not that good. At best, they make second stage at a festival. I would guess, if those bands had a huge hit and everybody now liked them, you wouldn't. Then make some snide comments about how you listened to them before anybody knew who they were, these guys are now sell outs, and any other music they write you absolutely refuse to listen to because of your unique individuality. Then talk about all the propaganda "the man" is brainwashing the masses with, as they lead the simple minds to the slaughter. As far as how difficult their songs are to play...have you ever played The Beatles or Nirvana songs. Lyrics by The Beatles are sometimes real basic also. Love Me Do....really? This is the band that shaped what Rock & Roll music is today, speaking of The Beatles that is. Guess what though fellas'... girls like music like that. They like Katy Perry and the "popular" music. So sit on the sidelines boys, with your strong opinions on music and who knows what else you debate the world against, hanging out with your guy buddies. Maybe you'll meet the girl of your dreams who thinks like you, but I doubt it. They're to busy shaking their hips with me and my buddies to Miley Cyrus's "Party In The USA", excitedly talking about Brittney Spears new album, and how Nickleback rocks. So keep your narrow minds people, I'd never hire you. By the way, my favorite band is TOOL. I hear one note and automatically know who is playing. Genius musicians and lyricists.

Anonymous said...

Summer Anne... you have been in a conversation where you discussed WHY you didn't like a vegetable??? That was a fun conversation for you and your...whoever you talk about vegetables with? WOW! Go Nickleback

Summer Anne said...

I've had conversations about lots of things. I also don't believe any adult who says they've never talked shit about a band that they don't like, and if there is someone out there who simply refuses to vocalize a negative opinion about anything and thinks everyone who does is a "hater," that person must lead a pretty boring life.

Also, just for the record, making generalizations about what "girls" like as if they're some kind of special clone species that all like the same things? NOT SOMETHING GIRLS LIKE.

Anonymous said...

At least they're not Kings of Leon. Good Lord!

Anonymous said...

Nickleback is from Canada and detroit is north of Canada. Simple.

Nickleback's Publicist said...

The only thing good about Nickleback is their label's marketing strategy for them.

Anonymous said...

A CANADIAN just punked someone over BASEBALL! Moylan is officially the world's biggest pussy now.

Anonymous said...

Moylan is an Aussie. So a Canadian just "punked" an Australian over Baseball. Earth can continue to orbit the Sun. All is good in the Baseball world.

Anonymous said...

nickelback reminds me of boybands that now hold guitars. i hate everything about them and caught them live once and i was in a club and they came out and somehow thought this was the their type of place. They are a terrible influence if fun is referred to wearing jorts and drinking winecoolers with fake blonde hair that is greasy and coming off as creeper then NO THANKS turn it off for forever!!!!!!