January 4th, 2012
11:18 AM ET
Nickelback can't seem to catch a break - the oft-derided band is taking another hit, this time from The Black Keys.
The duo tell Rolling Stone in the magazine's January 19 issue that the Canadian group is helping to kill off the rock genre.
"Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world," drummer Patrick Carney tells the magazine.
"So [people] became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be s*** - therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world," Carney continues. "F*** that!"
He'd also like to throw an "F" bomb at those who group his Black Keys band in with the likes of Nickelback.
"Rock & roll is the music I feel most passionately about, and I don't like to see it...ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap," the drummer says. "When people start lumping us into that..., it's like, f*** you, honestly."
The rest of Rolling Stone's interview with The Black Keys will be available January 6.
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