Nickelback has dealt with a harsh critic or two in their day, and now they’re passing on advice about how to deal with the judgement.
In a sit-down with PEOPLE Now, the Canadian rockers were asked about how bands like The Chainsmokers are lashing out against critics.
“Don’t Google yourself,” said frontman Chad Kroeger. “I never look at press. I never look at comments on anything — what for?”
He added, “If you’re looking for the negativity, it’s easy to find.”
Kroeger also joked that being “mean and ruthless and try[ing] to convince the entire world not to like your band” is kind of the critics’ job.
Guitarist Ryan Peake adds that the people dissing bands on social media aren’t the ones they should be worried about. Instead, he cares about those who come to the shows.
“Just play for fans and just pay attention to that because if you pay attention to people who don’t like your band, it’s kind of not really why you’re there,” he said.