10/14/2014 04:43 pm ET Updated Oct 14, 2014

Chad Kroeger Reveals Haters Are Responsible For Nickelback's Continued Existence

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Chad Kroeger, lead vocalist and guitarist of Nickelback, has responded to the crowdfunding campaign determined to ban his band from ever entering the U.K. again. He loves it.

In an interview with Pulse of the Radio, Kroeger explained how he finds all the controversy that continuously circles his personal life and band hilarious.

"All these critics, they're just tireless," Kroeger told Pulse of the Radio. "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."

Essentially, Nickelback is a Hydra, and hatred is the sword that sprouts two new heads with each swing.

"Don't Let Nickel Back" operator Craig Mandall promptly responded to Kroeger:

"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?"



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