Looks like Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger is just shaking off all the hate.
Just days after a group-funding campaign, #DontletNickelback, launched on Tilt to keep the band out of London the next time they hit the road, Kroeger has responded to the news.
“I love it. More controversy that surrounds either myself, my personal life, the band, whatever – I think it’s hilarious,” he reportedly told Pulse of Radio, via NME.
He continued, “All these critics, they’re just tireless. They keep ragging on the band. If they had stopped writing all this stuff about us, there would be no controversy left in the band and we probably would have died out years ago. They don’t know that they’re still responsible for us being around today.”
The campaign’s creator, Craig Mandell, has since issued his own statement: “Chad Kroeger has responded to this campaign, saying he ‘loves it.’ We therefore expect all Nickelback fans to immediately contribute, as it will make him very happy. If you don’t support our efforts to ban Nickelback, you’ll be going against Nickelback. Is that what you want?”
As of press time, the campaign had only amassed $282 of its $1000 goal. He has until November 3 to raise the funds, just weeks before the band drops their next album No Fixed Address (Nov. 17 in Europe, Nov. 18 in the Americas and Asia).