Chad Kroeger is not a fan of Slipknot or Stone Sour.
The Nickelback frontman made his comments while being interviewed by Sweden's Metal Covenant. Kroeger and the interviewer for Metal Covenant were talking about some of the former hits that Nickelback has produced when Kroeger made these comments: "I can't think of another band that's as diverse as we are. I can't. And I don't think that's me talking from pride or ego. I mean, you're sitting across the table. You know what you're talking about." He then asked for the interviewer to point out another band that's as diverse as Nickelback and that's when things took a turn towards Corey Taylor.
Chad stated: "Yeah, 'cause they're trying to be Nickelback. Corey Taylor has said some really nasty things about me before in the press. He talks about how easy it is to write a hit song. Well, show me. Show me. Write one. I have yet to hear one. They're okay. But they're not as good as Nickelback. They sound like 'Nickelback Lite.'"
Chad also took a swing at Slipknot by calling their stage performances a 'gimmick'. You can see the full comments below starting around the 8 minute mark.