Say what you will about Nickelback: the band has a sense of humor.
After being dubbed "watered-down, post-grunge crap" by Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney in Rolling Stone, the group responded with a tweet: "Thanks to the drummer in the Black Keys calling us the Biggest Band in the World in Rolling Stone. Hehe," Nickelback tweeted from its official account.
In the Rolling Stone cover story, Carney originally said, "Rock & roll is dying because people became O.K. with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became O.K. with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be sh*t."
Nickelback previously took on haters in November, after a petition against their Thanksgiving Day NFL halftime performance drew thousands of signatures.
"We get that all the time. We've never really been a critics' darling or anything like that... The people speak. We sell a lot of records and fill a lot of arenas, and we don't hear many complaints," frontman Chad Kroeger told Billboard at the time.