Tonight, Canada honours its artists with the Juno Awards. Performers include Carly Rae Jepsen, Vancouver’s Marianas Trench, The Sheepdogs, Serena Ryder, with host Michael Buble live from Regina’s Brandt Centre.
Buble himself is a Juno Fan Choice nominee. Tom Cochrane and Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy are appearing.
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At the Junos April 1st, William Shatner said to Jacob Hoggard of Hedley: “Nickelback wants me in their band, but they’re not hardcore enough … I’m more of a Hedley guy.”
Chad Kroeger is convinced Nickelback is so despised by critics, they’ll be dead before they receive official recognition. Attacked by The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, who blamed fans’ acceptance of Nickelback as “the biggest band in the world” has killed off rock ‘n’ roll. Kroeger is adamant they are so disliked it’ll be years before they win a major award. He tells the Edmonton Journal, “We may be dead by then but I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will probably show up the same time as our first Grammy.”
Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney has sparked a war with Nickelback after blaming the band for the current state of music. In the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Carney says, “Rock ‘n’ roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. They became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be crap and therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. Bleep that! “Rock ‘n’ roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it bleeping ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous bleep. When people start lumping us into that kind of bleep, it’s like, ‘Bleep you,’ honestly.” Don’t hold back, dude!