Nickelback isn't counting on Hall of Fame induction
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has no illusions about his band's standing among music critics.
Over the past year, the Canadian rockers have become the subject of a boycott by Detroit Lions fans and the target of ridicule by The Black Keys' Patrick Carney, who told Rolling Stone "that rock and roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world."
In an interview with the Edmonton Journal, Kroeger said he's fine with the band's status as critical outcasts.
"We may be dead by then but I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will probably show up the same time as our first Grammy," he told the newspaper, adding that the Lions backlash had an upside for the NFL.
"When the whole thing was going on with the petition and, you know, the NFL was calling us twice a day going, 'Oh, my God, we're so happy. The viewership just went up by 15 million."
Nickelback has released seven albums, including last year's Here and Now, and penned several hit singles. Despite the band's success, they aren't beyond engaging the haters on Twitter, though Kroeger insists they're never malicious about it.
"We're just laughing while we do it," he said. "I mean, it's just like when you got guys all sitting around together, you know, we'll hear about something and, you know, we laugh. You know, whoever comes up with the most comedic thing, it's like, `Oh, that's good. We have to tweet that.'"
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