The last couple of weeks have been pretty rough for Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. He went on the radio and railed against Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, claiming he had yet to write a hit song.
For his part, Taylor responded by mocking Kroeger, calling him an “idiot” and saying that his face looks like a foot.
Now, Nickelback is seeing the results from the first-week sales of their new album “Feed The Machine”. The band posted a 41% first-week sales drop from 2014’s “No Fixed Address”, which sold 80,000 copies during the first week.
It’s ironic, given that Kroeger ranted about how many hit songs he had during that bizarre radio appearance. His band moved only 47,000 units… an impressive feat, but a significant departure from what was once a dominant force in the rock world.
It was looking like Nickelback was going to make a bit of a comeback when they dropped their single “Feed The Machine” earlier this year. For the record, I said I really liked the track. I stand by that statement. I’ve listened to the rest of the album and… eh, not so much.
It’s safe to say that Nickelback won’t be hurting from any of this. They have an album that was certified diamond, with more than 10 million copies sold.