Nickelback has been a punching bag since… when did they form? Since then. They’re Canadian, so they already had one strike against them before “How You Remind Me” became a worldwide number-one hit. And boy, have the hits kept coming: Chad Kroeger & Co. have been wanted for “crimes against music,” petitioned out of Detroit for being an “awful band deemed ,” less popular than Congress, trashed by the Black Keys, and pelted with rocks.
Don’t feel too bad for Nickelback, though.
The only tears the band members are crying are tears of joy, which they can wipe away using tissues made of $100 bills. They seem to have a good sense of humor about the whole thing, too, with Kroeger even thanking the haters. “If [the critics] had stopped writing all this stuff about us, there would be no controversy left in the band and we probably would have died out years ago,” he said. “They don’t know that they’re still responsible for us being around today.” Plus, they’re rated more favorably than Donald Trump. Progress!