Nickelback’s original bass guitarist Mike Kroeger spoke in a recent interview with Talking Rock With Meltdown and revealed the relationship between members of Pantera and Nickelback.
In the conversation, Mike stated that every member was having lots of fun together and revealed why Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul were closest to the frontman of the band, Chad Kroeger.
Mike said that Chad was the only person who tried to keep up with the Abbott brothers about the alcohol consumption pace and claimed that drinking with these people is certainly a death march.
Furthermore, Mike mentioned how a great drinker Dimebag was by saying that he could drink any stuff like water and explained what happened when he tried to drink with him. Mike stated that he couldn’t feel his legs and couldn’t see anything at some point and showed how hard to keep up with him.
Here is what Mike Kroeger said:
“Oh yeah, they were closest with Chad because, to be honest with you, Chad was willing to run with them and tried to keep up the alcohol consumption pace, which if you are partying with those guys, you know what that means.
It’s essentially a death march – and that’s not an exaggeration. I only had the misfortune once of getting mixed up in a ‘party situation’ with them where Dime was bartending, and oh boy… Honestly, I ran away like a coward.”
“I got to the point where my legs didn’t work anymore, I couldn’t see, and I just did the Irish goodbye, and I just never came back. I was like, ‘These guys are gonna kill me, man.’
And they were having a great time too. They had, both brothers – Dime especially had this magnificent tolerance. They could just drink this stuff like water and they just kept getting funnier and funnier – or maybe I got more and more drunk.
Then you would start to notice that your motor skills are going, and that’s when they really pull it on to really get you over the finish line, so to speak…”
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