Chatting with Loudwire on a latest podcast, Kroeger defined that his surname is commonly butchered; folks have been saying Kroh-ger, just like the U.S. grocery retailer chain.
Nonetheless, the Hanna, Alta.-born musician insists it ought to be pronounced the identical as Freddy Krueger, the terrifying Nightmare on Elm Avenue serial killer.
“It’s Kroo-ger, don’t belief the web,” the musician stated.
He says he’s been sluggish to right folks as a result of he doesn’t wish to come throughout the flawed manner.
“If I simply cease and go, ‘Really, it’s Kroeger,’ I’m gonna appear to be such a d**ok. So I’m identical to no matter, I don’t care.”
He instructed the podcast there are just a few people who have gone out of their manner to ensure they get it proper, together with Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, who corrected a journalist at one level throughout a joint 2004 interview.
“I kind of seemed over at Jerry, and he goes, ‘It’s your identify, dude. That’s your final identify.’”
He went on: “Inform that dude throughout there say it correctly in order that he stops saying it flawed into that microphone and misinforming folks.
“That’s your final identify, brother.’ And I used to be like, ‘Wow you actually care about this s***!’”
Watch Kroeger clarify the identify mix-up in the beginning of the clip beneath.
Kroeger additionally defined that there’s one band he by no means desires to comply with once more, recounting a number of occasions Atlanta-based band Sevendust opened for Nickelback.
“I don’t care what number of information you’ve bought or what number of awards you’ve gained or what you’ve achieved around the globe … you don’t ever, ever, ever wish to go on after Sevendust, as a result of they’ll kick your a** and wipe you throughout that stage. They’re a drive to be reckoned with and it’s goosebump-worthy.”
Kroeger’s interview coincided with an announcement from the multi-platinum band that its newest album, Get Rollin’, might be launched in November.
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