STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor was greeted by a “Fuck NICKELBACK” chant during his band’s performance at the Chicago Open Air festival appearance this past weekend.
The dispute between STONE SOUR and NICKELBACK started when the latter group’s frontman, Chad Kroeger, blasted STONE SOUR as “NICKELBACK Lite” and called out Taylor for alleging saying that it was “easy” to write a hit song.
STONE SOUR opened its July 16 set with one new song and three older tracks before Taylor and his bandmates walked off stage for a moment. As the singer was making his way back on stage to sing the hit STONE SOUR ballad “Bother”, fans began chanting “Fuck NICKELBACK!”, prompting Corey to break into a huge smile. “You guys are fucking insane,” he laughed (see video below). “Come on! Get it out of your fucking system. Make some fucking noise out there. Beautiful, crazy bitches.”
He continued: “I’ll tell you what: we’re going to play you a non-hit song,” adding air quotes to the word “non-hit.”
Corey then apparently threw some shade at Kroeger, saying, “What a dick.”