Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has picked Nickelback’s successor as the most chided band on earth: Imagine Dragons.
Amid an interview on Tuesday, February 19, led by Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones for his radio show, “Jonesy’s Jukebox,” on Los Angeles’ KLOS, Jones made a remark about Nickelback being the “scapegoat of rock ‘n’ roll.” Taylor said that the band behind hit tunes, for example, “How You Remind Me” and “Photograph” is “passing the baton to Imagine Dragons right now — and I love it.”
Taylor kept on slamming the “Radioactive” group, who 63-year-old Jones said he was not familiar with, by saying, “I’ll tell you what they are — they’re awful. So, that’s cool.”
Taylor lives in a similar town form which Imagine Dragons hails, Las Vegas, and clowned that he was worried about going “home to protests.”
He completed the rant by saying, “People are slowly coming back to appreciate Nickelback, and then just turning their irksome ire towards Imagine Dragons.”
Will Taylor’s (underhanded) compliment help mend fences with Nickelback’s frontman, Chad Kroeger, with whom he’s quarreled over numerous years? The two musicians have allegedly been on the outs since the late ’90s when both of their groups were marked to a similar name, Roadrunner Records.
Their contending got extremely revolting in the mid year of 2017, however, after Kroeger said in an interview that Taylor’s Stone Sour “sound like Nickelback light” and Slipknot is only a gimmicky demonstration.
“How good can your music be if you’ve got to beat each other up onstage [and] throw up in your own masks every night?” he asked in reference to Slipknot. “Music shouldn’t come with a gimmick. Music should just be music.”
Accordingly, Taylor called Kroeger a “d– khead,” including that he couldn’t care less about what he needs to state. “Chad Kroeger is to rock what KFC is to chicken,” he cracked. “I’ll still eat it, but I’m not gonna feel good about it.”
There were different punches tossed around by both of the developed men at the time. In any case, Taylor expressed that his contempt is coordinated just at Kroeger and not alternate individuals from Nickelback.
Neither Kroeger or Imagine Dragons, which is fronted by Dan Reynolds, have reacted to Taylor’s remarks yet.