Corey Taylor has once fired back at Chad Kroeger after the latter blasted STONE SOUR as "NICKELBACK Lite" and called out Taylor for alleging saying that it was "easy" to write a hit song.
Asked about the remarks on the KISW 99.9 radio station at this past weekend's Pain In The Grass event in Auburn, Washington, Taylor said (see video below): "I'm not talking about that dickhead. Why do I give a shit what Chad Kroeger says?
"I'll tell you what. This is how I figured it out. Chad Kroeger is to rock what KFC is to chicken.
"Is that wrong? I feel like I'm not wrong.
"I'll still eat it, but I'm not gonna feel good about it. It tastes like the same thing."
Taylor previously denied saying it was easy to write a hit song. "I don't know what the hell planet he's living on," Corey told Arizona radio station KUPD. "Apparently it's Planet Kroeger, and there must be good weed there, 'cause he's an idiot."
Taylor claimed that he was "cued up to say some stuff" about Kroeger but added, "I don't have to say a damn thing — he is not a liked person. That's all we have to say about it."
Yet Taylor continued anyway, taking issue with Kroeger saying that Corey's other band, SLIPKNOT, "had to put on masks and jump around" as a gimmick to sell records and concert tickets. Taylor responded, "You can run your mouth all you want. All I know is I've been voted 'Sexiest Dude In Rock' wearing a mask. You've been voted 'Ugliest Dude In Rock' twice without one."
Taylor emphasized that he had no issues with the other members of NICKELBACK, saying, "Everybody else in that band I'm very, very cool with; I've hung out with them. It's just 'Face Like A Foot' who I can't really hang out with. He's got a face like a foot. Am I wrong?"
In an interview posted earlier in the month with Sweden's Metal Covenant, Kroeger said that STONE SOUR was "trying to be NICKELBACK," adding, "Corey Taylor has said some really nasty things about me before in the press. He talks about how easy it is to write a hit song. Well, show me. Show me. Write one. I have yet to hear one. They're okay. But they're not as good as NICKELBACK. They sound like 'NICKELBACK Lite.'"
NICKELBACK just released its ninth album, "Feed The Machine", on June 16, while STONE SOUR's new LP, "Hydrograd", arrives on June 30.