Gutfeld Slams 'Shallow, Self-Involved' Nickelback Protest Song
There’s a new protest song hitting the airwaves by Nickelback, “a band so bland they make Maroon 5 seem like Charles Manson,” Greg Gutfeld quipped this evening.
Front man Chad Kroeger explained ““Edge of a Revolution” to Yahoo saying:
I don't know if North America is on the edge of a revolution, but I wanted it to feel that way in the song, since it feels that way in so many other parts of the world. You turn on CNN and it's like, "Wow!" We'd have it on for 15 minutes and we'd have to shut it off because it was so depressing. The state of affairs in the world these days is so dismal. And I think that's where the song definitely came from. While we were working, the [shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri] was a major story and there was rioting like crazy. So it definitely felt like the seeds of revolution were being planted.
Gutfeld remarked that Kroeger “chides the rich for a ‘brand new yacht,’ forgetting he has a vacation home in Cabo, a 20-acre horse farm, and a home recording studio."
“Kroeger's not a 1-percenter, he's a .000001-percenter,” he said.
Gutfeld slammed the song as “a shallow, self-involved welp for relevance.”
Watch the monologue and hear about “The Five” hosts’ favorite protest songs above.