May 31, 2016  

Nickelback Mock Detroit NFL Petition in Funny Or Die Video

November 24, 2011 (4:38 am) GMT
To give Detroit the sound they love, Paul Scheer tells Chad Kroeger and his bandmates, 'We'll put you guys in matching suits. You'll do synchronized dancing.'

have finally broken their silence regarding the online petition which contained protests over their upcoming performance at the NFL's Thanksgiving Day game. Instead of issuing an official statement, the Chad Kroeger-fronted band took to Funny Or Die to respond to the backlash.

In the video, the band's members are seen sitting down with a label advisor, played by comedian Paul Scheer, at EKG Records headquarters. They talk about the haters and what should they do to shut them up. "We gotta figure out right now why Detroit hate Nickelback," so Scheer tells Kroeger and his friends.

"Let's give Motor City that Motown sound they love," Scheer suggests. "You're no longer Nickelback, now you're the Four Nickels. We'll put you guys in matching suits. You'll do synchronized dancing." Kroeger immediately refuses it though, saying, "That's not a good idea. That's f***ing horrible idea. You're f***ing moron."

Scheer pitches in another idea, "We need you guys to tap into Detroit .. like many great talents that come out of there like , , RoboCob, , ." Three hours later, the band's members reappear in the room dressing as those stars.

How do people respond to the joke? loves it. The singer, who performed National Anthem at World Series of football championship, says, "It's awful [that petition], but I did see the Funny or Die video which was pretty funny. I think that's great that they can laugh at it. I mean, c'mon, that [petition] is ridiculous. They're going to kill it. It's going to be awesome."

Nickelback will still perform at the NFL game despite the protest. The Canadian band will cater the crowd during the halftime when the Detroit Lions face off the Green Bay Packers on November 24. Before the showdown kicks off, will deliver her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" first.



More Nickelback News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. First Look at Harry, Ginny and Albus in 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'
  2. Mark Salling Fired From 'Gods and Secrets' After Indicted for Child Pornography
  3. Emilia Clarke Wants to Be the First Female James Bond With This Hunk as Her Bond 'Boy'
  4. Johnny Depp Wasn't Even Near Amber Heard When He Allegedly Hit Her, Witnesses Say
  5. Is Olivia Culpo Dating Danny Amendola? Here's the Proof
  6. Brad Pitt Reportedly Worries About 'Anorexic' and 'Fragile' Angelina Jolie
  7. Dan Aykroyd on Why 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Is Worth Watching: It Has More Laughs and More Scares
  8. Gwen Stefani Releases Fashionable 'Misery' Music Video