(Classic Rock) For many rock fans, Nickelback is the band they love to hate, but Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs, for one, believes the Canadian outfit are comparable to AC/DC and Iron Maiden.
Chad Kroeger's squad have a lively relationship with their haters. In 2011 over 55,000 objected to the band's appearance at a Detroit NFL game. A recent Twitter war saw them replying to angry messages with sarcastic responses. There's even a website called Nickelback Haters Unite.
But Jabs tells The Big DC: "For me, they are one of the really great rock bands that came out after the older generation, like the Scorpions, AC/DC, Iron Maiden – all those.
"I really like what they're doing. They're powerful, they have great songs, and they're really my favourite band from today." more on this story