When it comes to music played by the military, rock music is their number one choice. Bands such as Metallica, The Offspring, and Deicide were often played when the troops were removing Taliban forces in Afghanistan and to get in the heads of prisoners locked up in Guantanamo Bay.
At an army command post in Washington, one commander made it very clear of the kind of music not allowed at any time.
A letter posted on Facebook has been making the rounds, and it lists what bands’ music have been blacklisted for eternity. With the recent revival of Smash Mouth’s 1999 smash hit “All Star” in various versions, including one with Windows XP sounds, there’s a good reason why they’re on the list.
Creed, Slipknot, and Korn are also named in this music ban.
Nickelback are also on the list, and the platinum selling rock band seem to be getting on the nerves of various people over the years. In 2014, various detractors from the U.K. came together to try to get them permanently banned from performing in the area.
In 2015, the Queensland Police Service in Australia jokingly placed a fake wanted poster when the band performed down under. The outfit can’t even catch a break in their home country; last year, the Kensington Police Service in Canada threatened drunk drivers with Nickelback music on the way to jail.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg even took a shot at Nickelback when he was promoting his new AI assistant. When Zuckerberg asked for some good Nickelback tunes, the robot stated that there’s no such thing as good Nickelback tunes.
Avril Lavigne, who was married to front man Chad Kroeger from 2013 to 2015, wanted the billionaire to apologize, but it fell on deaf ears.
Nickelback will release their new studio album Feed the Machine on June 9 via BMG.
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