The other day, drummer Pat Carney of The Black Keys had some choice words for Nickelback in Rolling Stone magazine. Those words? Pretty harsh. But that doesn't mean he doesn't have a point. As for the Alt-rockers, they opted to take the high road and respond to the obvious underhanded compliment.
Take a look:
Of course, if you read the article you would know that Carney wasn't actually saying they were the biggest band in the world. He was merely pointing out that the mediocrity of Nickelback makes them generic enough to have a vast following within the genre of Alternative music. Not that their success makes them great.
In anycase, looks like the feud has been diffused...
The Black Keys - Ain't Nothing Like You (Ft. Mos Def & Jim Jones)
The Black Keys - On The Vista (Feat. Mos Def)
The Black Keys - Same Old Thing
The Black Keys - 10 Cent Pistol