STONE SOUR Guitarist: Being Called ‘NICKELBACK Lite’ By CHAD KROEGER Is ‘Ultimate Insult’

STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand was asked by Musik Universe on Chad Kroeger calling his band “NICKLEBACK Lite,” to which he replied:

“There’s no sense in me tearing into [Chad]. It’s obvious he’d been drinking the entire time he was doing the interview.

“I don’t understand why… for him to basically say we’re ‘NICKELBACK Lite’ is… I don’t know if I can fire back with anything. [Laughs] He’s kind of come up with the ultimate insult, so how do I…? I mean, I don’t know what else to say.

“How I took it was the interviewer… [Chad] was talking about how diverse the band is and the interviewer mentioned us, and [Chad] kind of snapped. [Laughs] Which is… I mean, it is what it is.”

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.”

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.”