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Patrick Carney Of The Black Keys Rips Nickelback In Upcoming Rolling Stone Issue

Nickelback is catching some heat lately. First, an entire city petitioned to stop the band from performing there (many Detroit residents were less than pleased to learn that Nickelback was selected as the halftime entertainment for this year’s Lions/Packers Thanksgiving game).

The latest criticism is coming from a musical colleague. Check out what one member of The Black Keys had to say about the band.

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images


An excerpt from the cover story of the January 19, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone (featuring The Black Keys) has just been released. Drummer Patrick Carney did not hold back his feelings regarding the current “dying” state of Rock & Roll, specifically calling out Nickelback as a prime example.

Carney told RS, “Rock & Roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world.” He went on to say, “Rock & Roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it f*cking ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous s#it.”

Click here to read the entire excerpt. The Rolling Stone issue hits newstands on January 6th.

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