It's been long debated whether or not Canadian hard rock act Nickelback deserve all the hate they get. The band can't even cover Metallica without everyone being amazed that they do so well. It's gotten to the point where Canadian superheroes have to publicly defend them. But now, according to Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, Nickelback might be usurped from throne of Most Hated Band Alive by another successful pop-rock act -- Imagine Dragons.
In a recent interview with Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones on his LA-based radio show Jonesy's Jukebox, Corey commented that Nickelback, who were once the "scapegoat of rock and roll", have been eclipsed by Imagine Dragons, who hail from his current hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.
"They're awful, so that's cool," says Corey. "And they're from Vegas, so I'm gonna go home to protests. Can't show my face in this town now. Yeah, people are slowly coming back to appreciate Nickelback and then just turning their irksome ire towards Imagine Dragons."
Listen to the full interview below: