Nickelback Have Officially Passed The Torch For ‘Most Hated Band’

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It seems like if you’re a classic rock fan, then it’s pretty much your duty to be anti-Nickelback. But why is that, is it because of their music? Well, not particularly. In my opinion, the band’s commercial success just made them an easy target over the years and the criticism just sorta snowballed into this big 20-year-long trend of trashing anything they do.

All of this you already knew, and many will say that the joke just hasn’t gotten old, and it’s been going on for as long as they have been a band. However, it looks like they may have officially passed the torch…

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Meet Imagine Dragons. This Grammy award winning rock band has been taking the world by storm for a little over 10 years now and they don’t show any signs of slowing down any time soon. And of course, with all of this popularity comes criticism. Particularly from Slipknot/Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor.

During a recent appearance on the “Jonesy’s Jukebox” radio program, Corey was jokingly asked by host Steve Jones if he’d be open to perform any Nickelback covers (knowing that Corey is one of Nickelback’s biggest critics). Surprisingly, after saying yes, Corey pretty much proclaimed that Nickelback weren’t even the ‘worst band in rock & roll’ anymore. Here is what he said…

“However, they are passing the baton to Imagine Dragons right now and I love it. “They’re awful — so that’s cool, and they’re from Vegas, so I’m gonna go home to protests. Can’t show my face in this town now. Yeah, people are slowly coming back to appreciate Nickelback and then just turning their irksome ire towards Imagine Dragons.”

Below is the full interview.

What do you folks think? Have the days of Nickelback being the ‘scapegoat’ of rock & roll finally come to an end, and if so, will you be redirecting that flack towards Imagine Dragons? Personally I don’t think any band should have to endure this kind of hate, but in rock & roll, it’s gotta happen to somebody, apparently.

Imagine Dragons didn’t do themselves any favors earlier this year with their College Football National Championship Halftime Performance. The performance was heavily criticized and people haven’t let up since. And I’ll just let you watch for yourself and form your own opinion…

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