By Emily St. Clair and Michael Ngo | NBC News | May 29, 2018 8:01amThe phrase “A” word is not usually uttered in this age of social media, but it has long been an issue with the popular rock band Nickelback.
On Wednesday, a songwriter for Nickelback was asked about the phrase on the podcast The Beat.
The question, posed by The Beat’s Andrew Dantzler, was: “Can you say what a ‘A’-word is?”
The songwriter answered: “A word, I guess, is a very specific phrase that has a very particular meaning.
And the word ‘A-word’ is a pretty good example of a specific meaning.”
When the question was repeated, the songwriter said: “Oh, no, I don’t think so.
It’s an acronym.”
It’s unclear if Nickelback had an official response, but the band’s management did respond.
The band, which formed in 1987, was formed as a side project by guitarist Mike D’Antonio.
In 2000, the band released their first album, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, which featured a song titled “A-Word.”
Since then, Nickelback has become a phenomenon.
They released their fifth studio album, The New Pornographers, in 2011.
Their most recent album, 2014’s In The Moment, earned the band an Oscar nomination.
In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2015, the lead singer Josh Homme, Jr. talked about his songwriting process.
“I have to have a good ear for the sound of a song,” he said.
“And sometimes the best songwriter doesn’t write songs at all, but they create them in their head and then they just write the best version of the song.
And I think that’s really where you find your true voice.”
Nickelback is also known for their controversial stance on drugs and marijuana.
In a 2015 interview with The New York Times, the group’s lead singer said:”We’re not a bunch of hippies, but we do believe in legalization.
And we think that we can do a lot to help people in that regard.
We don’t have any drugs.
We think that if we can get some of these substances off the streets and put them in the hands of more people, then we could be a force to help.”
We’ve had so much fun being a punk rock band.
We’re so glad to be a part of this new generation of people, because it’s so exciting to be able to be so involved in things that we think people should be involved in.
“The band has also been criticized for their use of the term “blackface.
“In a 2016 interview with Vanity Fair, the singer said, “We didn’t want to offend anybody with the racial implications of what we were doing.
I think we were just trying to be funny.
“In 2016, Nickelbros leader Josh Homie Quan said: