Published Jun 21, 2017Sure, we've already heard what Smash Mouth have to say about the feud between Nickelback and Slipknot, but now Corey Taylor has responded in his own words.
Taylor was the target of Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's trash talk earlier this week, accused of gaining fame with gimmicky stage antics and delivering "Nickelback Lite" with his Stone Sour side project. Now, he's addressed the beef on air during an interview at Phoenix radio station 98 KUPD.
Taylor started off by disputing Kroeger's claims that he'd said it was "easy" to write a hit song. Earlier this week, Kroeger challenged: "Well, show me. Show me. Write one. I have yet to hear one," to which Taylor countered, "You know what? I've never said it was easy to write a hit song."
"I don't know what the hell planet he's living on," Taylor continued. "Apparently it's Planet Kroeger, and there must be good weed there, 'cause he's an idiot."
Taking the somewhat higher road, Taylor said he had looked at the online backlash against Kroeger's band and decided he didn't even have to hit back at the 'Back. "I don't have to say a damn thing — he is not a liked person," he said. "That's all we have to say about it."
Apparently that isn't all he had to say about it, though, because he goes on say: "You can run your mouth all you want. All I know is I've been voted 'Sexiest Dude In Rock' wearing a mask. You've been voted 'Ugliest Dude In Rock' twice without one. Stick that up your ass."
Really driving home his point, he added, "He's got a face like a foot. Am I wrong?"
That said, Taylor made it clear that his beef is with Kroeger alone, and that he's still cool with the other members of Nickelback (even though he admits there isn't a single Nickelback song that he likes).
"See, that's the hard thing — I can't even say anything about the band Nickeback because none of them have an issue with us. It's him," he said. "So, dude, curl up in bed with your Hello Kitty pillow and shut up."
Your move, Kroeger.
Watch the interview with Stone Sour below.