Newswire: The Slipknot/Nickleback feud is heating up

In a series of incidents that threaten to drown the world in an overwhelming tide of relevance, members of Nickelback and Slipknot are currently engaged in a rapidly escalating musical feud. The battle started when Chad Kroeger—who you’d think, given his strict “No Nickleback jokes” public policy, might be a little less quick to open his mouth—took umbrage when an interviewer compared his band to Stone Sour, which is fronted by Slipknot lead singer Corey Taylor.

“They’re okay, but they’re not as good as Nickelback. They sound like Nickelback Lite,” Kroeger said, damning Taylor and company with the scientifically faintest possible amount of praise. Finding himself on a roll, Kroeger continued by mocking the masked rockers of Slipknot itself, saying, “How good can your music be if you’ve got to beat each other up on stage, throw up in your own masks every night …

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