Well, we all know there's no greater musical "All Star" authority than Smash Mouth, and the band have finally weighed in on the volatile debate.
In a shocking turn of events, they've come down on the pro-Taylor side, disputing claims of inauthenticity and ruling Slipknot to be "American Icons."
We see what Chad is saying but Slipknot has more than pulled it off. It feels authentic, they nailed it! They're American Icons.— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) June 20, 2017
The band have since defended their definitive stance on the subject, clapping back at some dude named Jeff who made the mistake of accusing Smash Mouth of riding the Monkees' coattails.
Says the failed musician.— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) June 20, 2017
As for Taylor, he's yet to comment directly on Kroeger's attack, though he did retweet a fan who suggested: "It's still better not 2 respond and just never listen to Nickelback or give him anything."
I cant wait till @CoreyTaylorRock has his answer.But its still better not 2 respond and just never listen to Nickelback or give him anything— Willem Lieshout (@WLieswood) June 19, 201