Here at Music or Space Shuttle? we feel like we should be asking the tough, hard-hitting questions. This week we continue our series of polls where we force you, the thoughtful reader, to choose between two random artists. You may not always like either selection but you have to pick one. (None of that “I’d rather puncture my eardrums with a grapefruit spoon” third option crap.)
With the public insults flying, this week seems like a perfect time to pit The Black Keys against Nickelback. In this months Rolling Stone, the Black Keys drummer had this quote about the current state of rock…
“Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” says drummer Patrick Carney. “So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. Fuck that! Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it fucking ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit. When people start lumping us into that kind of shit, it’s like, ‘Fuck you,’ honestly.”
Nickelback came back with an even more scathing response…
“Thanks to the drummer in the Black Keys calling us the Biggest Band in the World in Rolling Stone. Hehe.”
So lets vote!
Rock out to “Lonely Boy” and “Your Touch” all day everyday? Or crank up “How You Remind Me” and “Rockstar” for the rest of your days? Vote below and please feel free to justify your selection in the comments section.
Oh, and we are dead even on our last poll so check that one out and vote if you haven’t. Imagine the rush of power you will feel if you are the one to break the tie.