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The Black Keys Address Nickelback Statements, Apologize (Video)

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"I mean, look, I've got a lot of friends and not one of them has a Nickelback record. I'm not like a small minority," said band member Patrick Carney.

The Black Keys are addressing statements made in January when they called Canadian band Nickelback "sh--."

"I mean, look, I've got a lot of friends and not one of them has a Nickelback record. I'm not like a small minority," band member Patrick Carney said during an interview with MTV News.

"There are certain bands that make me embarrassed to be ..," he trailed off before band member Dan Auerbach interjected: "Human?"

"I didn't mean to single them out, actually. It just came out," Carney said. "There's much worse bands than Nickelback. Maybe."

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Auerbach said, laughing: "That's better."

"That's the worst apology," Carney replied.

The topic was brought up when the interviewer asked Carney and Auerbach if they were music snobs.

"I don't like bad music," Carney clarified when the interviewer said that they had "strong opinions."

Earlier this year, Carney had some choice words for Nickelback.

"Rock 'n' roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be sh-- – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world," he said at the time.

That prompted Nickelback to issue a response: "Thanks to the drummer in the Black Keys calling us the Biggest Band in the World in Rolling Stone. Hehe."

Watch the interview below: