The Most Hated Band in America is Coming to Maine This Summer!
Get ready Nickleback lovers!
Let's get the good news for some and the eye-rolling news for others out of the way. Nickleback will be at the Maine Savings Amphitheater on August 24.
Why IS Nickleback so hated anyway? Also, what's the proof they are so hated? Glad you asked. Best Life took it upon himself a couple of years ago to research to find the most hated band. They looked through countless lists, message boards, and articles on the most hated bands to see which groups popped up the most frequently, eventually landing a list of 21 bands. And yes, coming in as the most hated band in America is Nickleback.
Digital Music News says an actual study done by a college student in Finland, called 'Hypocritical Bullshit Performed Through Gritted Teeth: Authenticity Discourses in Nickelback’s Album Reviews in Finnish Media,' found the reason behind the hate.
According to the report, there’s one event that ultimately triggered an avalanche of ridicule. In November of 2008, Nickelback licenses their song ‘Rockstar’ for use in a furniture ad in the UK. This is widely regarded as the beginning of the band’s image collapse. It was after this point, according to the report, that existing hate and ridicule exploded. Full-blown memes, non-stop jokes, and all-out protests soon became the norm. It was the proverbial lynchpin that sparked the unstoppable explosion.
Okay - well, future rock bands, don't sell furniture with your songs and you should be good to go. Now, back to the fans of Nickleback.