Black Keys Apologize to Nickelback (Sort Of)

After an interview with Rolling Stone in which drummer Patrick Carney calls Nickelback (amongst other things) “watered-down, post-grunge crap,” the Black Keys seem to be apologetic for their remarks against their fellow musicians… sort of.

“I didn’t mean to single them out actually,” says Carney, in what both he and bandmate Dan Auerbach agree might be the worst apology ever. “It just came out. There’s much worse bands than Nickelback … maybe.” When asked what they would do if they ever met Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in person, Carney goes on to say, “He’d probably punch us in the face. I wouldn’t talk to him.” Check out the interview above.