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It's hard not to feel a little bad for Nickelback. Sure, they aren't the greatest band in the world, but people act like they make Nazi folk music or something. "Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world," Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney told Rolling Stone last year. "So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit." The band is so sick of comments like Carney's that they actually turn down most interview requests. They know half the questions will be about everyone hating them. And the haters seem to be winning, because their last album wasn't nearly as big as the previous ones. They still sell a lot of concert tickets, though, and will probably have the last laugh when they're still hugely successful 10 years from now.