2020 really hasn't held back in adding more fuel to the garbage fire that is this year.
So when it was teased that Nickelback were making a comeback… well, you can guess what happened.
Social media was alive with the sound of roasting as the Canadian rockers announced that they have something planned for this Friday.
The band – made up of frontman Chad Kroeger, guitarist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger and drummer Daniel Adair – posted what looked like single or album artwork as they shared a red background with their name printed on top.
The caption was simply 'FRIDAY 8/14', signalling that something is coming from the guys this week.
This was followed by a short clip of a star-strewn sky, with the shot opening up to show a car heading towards a city skyline.
And as expected with any peep from Nickelback, once rated the second-worst band in the world (behind Creed, sorry Creed), the internet had a field day with the news.
While most people jumped on the 'haven't we suffered enough in 2020?' joke, legit Nickelback fans were pretty happy about the teasers, and defended the stars against the abuse.
One person argued: 'Nickelback has bops', while another tweet read: 'Reminder that you people only hate Nickelback because it's trendy and that they make bangers. This album is gonna slap.'
While we're bracing ourselves for whatever is coming on Friday, it's unclear what the band are actually planning.
Nickelback had previously said there was 'no timeline' for their 10th studio album following the release of Feed The Machine in 2017, which produced three singles – the title track, Song On Fire and Must Be Nice.
The How You Remind Me stars had planned to tour this summer to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their 2005 album All The Right Reasons, with an anniversary deluxe edition of the album scheduled for release in October.
So there is some suggestion that aside from an album or a single, the band could be planning a virtual concert, or perhaps the long-teased band documentary is ready for release.
Whatever it is, we're sure it will be the target for much mockery.
There doesn't seem to be one particular moment that turned Nickelback into a hate figure – their signing to an extreme heavy metal label and the lyrics to Rockstar carry equal weight – but over the years, hating the band has turned into an enduring internet meme.
But hasn't hurt Nickelback's success in the slightest – they have had five US number one albums, nominated for six Grammys, How You Remind Me was the most played song on US radio in the 2000s, and they were the second best-selling foreign act in the US of the 2000s (after The Beatles).
And Nickelback have leaned into the perception of their band, often sharing memes themselves.
Chad told Blabbermouth in 2014: 'We are one of those bands that a lot of people think take themselves seriously. And no one—no one, and I know this is hard to believe—can make as much fun of us as we make fun of ourselves. And we are harsh.
'If you think the Internet's rough, you should sit in a van with us. We are really harsh. We make up the best alternate lines to our own songs. And this is some top-shelf stuff.'
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