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Posted on Apr. 1, 2016

13 Times Nickelback Had The Last Laugh

They've made it as wisemen.

1. When the band joined in on the campaign joke that was mocking them.

2. When Chad Kroeger said he understands and credits much of the band's success to all the haters.

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“[The] more controversy that surrounds either myself, my personal life, the band, whatever – I think it’s hilarious. All these critics, they’re just tireless … They don’t know that they’re still responsible for us being around today.”

3. In fact, Chad doesn't really think haters are being totally honest with themselves.

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In a 2012 interview with Men's Health, he used one story as an example:

"This guy came up to Daniel [Adair], our drummer...We had a show later that night, and the guy said to him, 'I just want to preface this by saying I'm a fan of your band and I have all of your CDs and I will be coming to your show tonight. Can you tell me why 10 of my closest friends say they hate your band. I know for a fact that eight of them have tickets for your show tonight, and six of them have bought your last three CDs. But they all claim to hate your band.'"

4. When the band jumped on a Funny Or Die sketch in response to the NFL petition against them in 2012.

5. And when Chad said "I love it" to the crowdfunding campaign to keep them out of London: "I hope the money goes to charity and not the guy's pocket. . . whatever, I think it's hilarious."

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And of course every time they decided to respond to a troll or hater directly:

6. Wham


8. Bam


10. Thank

11. You

12. Ma'am

13. Damn.

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