It all started when Kroeger was asked about the recent crowdfunding campaign that's determined to ban the band from ever entering the UK again.
"All these critics, they're just tireless," Avril Lavigne's husband said. "They keep ragging on the band. If they had stopped writing all this stuff about us, there would be no controversy left in the band and we probably would have died out years ago. They don't know that they're still responsible for us being around today."
An update on the campaign's website, dubbed Don't Let Nickel Back, then read: "Chad Kroeger has responded to this campaign, saying he 'loves it.' We therefore expect all Nickelback fans to immediately contribute, as it will make him very happy. If you don't support our efforts to ban Nickelback, you'll be going against Nickelback. Is that what you want?"
The site, which launched on Oct. 6, is "attempting to ensure that Canadian 'rockers' Nickelback do not come to London, England to play a gig." Under the "FAQ" section on the donation page reads: "What's wrong with Nickelback? Go listen to them."
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