COREY TAYLOR Responds To CHAD KROEGER Saying He’s ‘An Idiot’ Who’s Got ‘A Face Like A Foot’

In an interview with Sweden’s Metal Covenant on May 27 in Stockholm, NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger said that STONE SOUR sounds like NICKELBACK Lite and has challenged Corey Taylor to “write a hit song.”

Now, Corey Taylor has responded to Kroeger during yesterday’s in-studio appearance on the Arizona radio station KUPD:

“You know what? I’ve never said it was easy to write a hit song,” Corey said. “I don’t know what the hell planet he’s living on. Apparently it’s Planet Kroeger, and there must be good weed there, ’cause he’s an idiot.”

Taylor added that he was “so cued up to say some stuff” about Chad but then he “just started reading all the comments online” in response to Kroeger‘s words about STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT. “I don’t have to say a damn thing — he is not a liked person,” Corey said. “That’s all we have to say about it.”

Taylor also took issue with Chad‘s statement that SLIPKNOT “had to put on masks and jump around” as a gimmick to sell records and concert tickets. Directing his comments at Kroeger, Corey said: “You can run your mouth all you want. All I know is I’ve been voted ‘Sexiest Dude In Rock’ wearing a mask. You’ve been voted ‘Ugliest Dude In Rock’ twice without one. Stick that up your ass.”

The STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT singer stressed that he has no issues with any of the other members of NICKELBACK. “I love Mike [Kroeger, NICKELBACK bassist and Chad‘s brother], I love… Everybody else in that band I’m very, very cool with; I’ve hung out with them. It’s just ‘Face Like A Foot’ who I can’t really hang out with. He’s got a face like a foot. Am I wrong?”

He added: “See, that’s the hard thing: I can’t even say anything about the band, NICKELBACK, because none of ’em have an issue with us. It’s him. So, dude, curl up in bed with your Hello Kitty pillow and shut up.”

Taylor also repeated some of the comments he made a decade and a half ago when he seemed to suggest in an interview that Roadrunner was spending more time and resources promoting NICKELBACK than they were getting behind SLIPKNOT. “Let’s just say Roadrunner took all the SLIPKNOT money and gave it to NICKELBACK to sign them,” Corey told KUPD. “That’s all I’m gonna say about it.”

During yesterday’s chat, Taylor‘s STONE SOUR bandmate Josh Rand revealed that NICKELBACK actually asked STONE SOUR “a couple of months ago” to support them on their Canadian tour, an offer that “we declined,” the guitarist said. Taylor added: “We did not acquiesce to the request. [Laughs]”