NICKELBACK FRONTMAN CHAD KROEGER HAS SLAMMED STONE SOUR AND ITS SINGER, COREY TAYLOR, IN A NEW INTERVIEW, CALLING THE LATTER GROUP “NICKELBACK LITE” AND CHALLENGING TAYLOR TO “WRITE A HIT SONG.” SPEAKING WITH SWEDEN’S METAL COVENANT, KROEGER STARTED OUT BY TELLING THE SITE, “I CAN’T THINK OF ANOTHER BAND THAT’S AS DIVERSE AS WE ARE. I CAN’T. AND I DON’T THINK THAT’S ME TALKING FROM PRIDE OR EGO. I MEAN, YOU’RE SITTING ACROSS THE TABLE. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.” WHEN STONE SOUR WAS CITED AS AN EXAMPLE OF A MUSICALLY DIVERSE ACT, KROEGER SHOT BACK, “YEAH, ‘CAUSE THEY’RE TRYING TO BE NICKELBACK. COREY TAYLOR HAS SAID SOME REALLY NASTY THINGS ABOUT ME BEFORE IN THE PRESS. HE TALKS ABOUT HOW EASY IT IS TO WRITE A HIT SONG. WELL, SHOW ME. SHOW ME. WRITE ONE. I HAVE YET TO HEAR ONE. THEY’RE OKAY. BUT THEY’RE NOT AS GOOD AS NICKELBACK. THEY SOUND LIKE ‘NICKELBACK LITE.'” NICKELBACK’S NINTH ALBUM, FEED THE MACHINE, CAME OUT LAST FRIDAY. STONE SOUR’S NEW ALBUM, HYDROGRAD, WILL BE RELEASED ON JUNE 30TH.