During a recent interview with Bandwagon from Singapore, Nickelback bassist Mike Kroeger has revealed that why people hate them so much.

He said that ‘We’re obviously doing something right if someone hates us that much’. Here’s the statement:

“Initially, it kind of hurt our feelings. I think it’s safe to say anyone in the world would feel that way if people were saying negative things about you. I think as time has gone on, it sort of became humorous sometimes. Sometimes people try so hard to be mean, that it falls flat and I think that’s the case most of the time.

It doesn’t matter if it’s my band or not, if someone says something that is legitimately funny, I’ll laugh at it, especially if it’s me.

Sometimes people can just be outright nasty and take things too far, and start verbally attacking our families and sending us death threats and all that kind of stuff, and that’s where you have to step back and think, ‘We’re obviously doing something right if someone hates us that much,’ and you let it go because you have better things to do. I don’t really see a benefit to reacting to these people and being nasty back at them. When it’s funny, it’s funny.”

He also talked about future plans of the band. Interviewer asked “is there an album in the works?”, Mike responded:

“Right now, no. What we have planned for majority of the year are tours. We don’t have any plans to go into the studio this year, but that’s not written in stone. We might do it, we just haven’t discussed it yet, but I doubt we would have anything ready for this year because we do have a long year of touring ahead of us.

That’s not to say that there couldn’t be a surprise and maybe we do something. We’ve recorded on tour, we’ve traveled to record, so you just never know. But I guess the simple answer to your question would be that we don’t have anything planned yet.”

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