It’s been a rough couple of months for the oft-mocked Nickelback: The people of Detroit tried to shut down their Thanksgiving halftime show; Patrick Carney, the drummer half of the Black Keys, blamed them for the death of rock and roll; and random Twitter users made them e-cry. Now, at least, one of those parties is showing some remorse. Patrick Carney ran his comments back a little on MTV News Canada (home turf for Nickelback, it should be noted), telling an interviewer that he “didn’t mean to single them out. It just came out.” Then, to really bring the non-apology home, he added, “There’s much worse bands than Nickelback, maybe.” Raise your hand if you are starting to feel even the slightest twinge of sympathy for Chad Kroeger? Maybe? Just for a second?
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Musicians Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys perform onstage at RAGE Official Launch Party at Chinatown?s Historical Central Plaza on September 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Getty Images for Bethesda Softworks) Photo: Jordan Strauss/Getty Images