A photo of the band’s frontman Nickelback’s head on a rock and the caption “This is a bad one” prompted an Internet frenzy.
But the band issued a statement Friday saying they would not apologize for the image, which was taken at a concert in Arizona last week.
“Nickelback has always been about the art of music and this photo is a reflection of that,” the band said.
“We sincerely apologize for any offence it may have caused.”
The band, which released their debut album, “Lucky,” in May, are known for their live shows.
They are scheduled to perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night.