Black Keys’ Drummer Apologizes to Nickelback

The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney has backtracked a little on the comments he made about Nickelback in an January interview with Rolling Stone.

During the Rolling Stone cover story Carney stated, “Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world… So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world.

Now he’s apologizing…sorta.

“I didn’t mean to single them out,” the drummer told MTV News Canada. “It just came out.” He continued, “There’s much worse bands than Nickelback, maybe.”

When asked if he was a music snob, Carney stated. “I don’t like bad music, but look, I’ve got a lot of friends and not one of them has a Nickelback record. I’m not a small minority.”

Nickelback, probably use to the digs by now, took the high road after Carney’s initial insult, thanking the drummer via their twitter page for referring to them as “the biggest band in the world.”

What do you think about his apology?

    • Bignumber12

      I’d rather blow a load than answer that question.