Listen: Nickelback songs transformed into creepy lullabies
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Kylesa's Laura Pleasants on why she hates Nickelback's "Rockstar"
... the video. AVC: The video didn't come out until 2007, which isn't actually that long ago. That video seems so dated, though. Everyone in it is incredibly "2007." The guy from American Choppers is in it, for instance. LP: It's just a terrible song. I get that it's kind of a mockery, I guess, but Nickelback
is just so terrible. They're terrible. AVC: There's a difference between artful mockery and hokey, unsubtle mockery, and this is the latter. LP: There is nothing subtle about the song. It is the clichés it sings about, and I get it, but it's still terrible. It makes me not want to ever be associated with rock stardom at all. It's like, "This is why I'm glad I'm not on the local shit rock station." AVC: Being in the kind of band you're in is not the same thing as being in Nickelback
. LP: It will never be. I never set out to do that and that's never been a goal, to be a rock star or be swimming in money or riding in limousines. I'm not a very materialistic person so that's not what I strive for. It just puts a big sour taste in my mouth all together. And the music is just terrible. I like old country, like from the '50s and '60s, and whatever Nickelback
is doing mixing it with rock music makes it just as bad as rap metal, ... [ read more ]
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Paramore, Nickelback
... been planning it since we were making the album, so it's been a long time coming. It's our first time in arenas in the states, we're going to get to hang with friends and party and celebrate the album." The trek is set to run from October 15 in Seattle to November 27 in Atlanta.Nickelback
will be releasing The Best of Nickelback
Volume 1 on November 19 via Roadrunner Records. The collection features 19 tracks, such as the hits "Photograph," "How You Remind Me," "Rockstar," "Burn It To the Ground," "Far Away," "If Everyone Cared" and many more. Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Paramore, Nickelback
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Chad Kroeger (vocals, guitars)
Mike Kroeger (bass)
Ryan "Nik" Vikedal (drums) 1996-2005
Ryan Peake (guitar)
Daniel Adair (drums) 2005-
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Ever wondered where they can up with the name Nickelback? Mike Kroeger was working at Starbucks. The coffee products would cost $1.95 CAD, so he said to the customer when giving change: "Here's your nickel back." (thanks, Jeanette - Dublin, Ireland)
Chad, Mike, and Ryan all met and started playing together in Hannah, AB. Daniel is from Vancouver, BC.
They recorded a couple of independent records between 1996 and 1998. They spent those years touring the country and building a strong fan base.
Chad produced an album by Default, also Canadian (Vancouver), called Fallout (2001).
Chad Kroeger: "I was thrown into a juvenile detention center when I was 14 for breaking into my junior high school 11 times ... this really pissed me off!"
Mike Kroeger faves: golf, coffee, The Big Lebowski. They are all pretty big hockey fans, especially Mike, and performed/presented at the 2002 NHL Awards in Toronto. They gave Best Goalie to Patrick Roy.
There are a wide variety of influences at work in this band. Vikedal is into jazz, whereas Mike loves "heavy stuff."
They toured with several bands, including Creed, Sevendust, 3 Doors Down, and Fuel.
They went through three drummers before settling on Vikedal. The first was a cousin of the Kroegers, who was in it for the family not the "rock and roll dream," according to Chad.
Nickelback really benefited from Canadian Content. It's a policy in Canada that ensures 35% of everything on the radio is Canadian. The band is grateful, because it helped make room for them.
Chad loves video games, and Role Playing Games. His favorite is Fable for the Xbox, as he stated in an interview with Electric Playground.
Chad Kroeger was born Chad Robert Turton on November 15, 1974, in Hanna, Alberta, Canada Kroeger is the surname of Chad's half-brother, Mike, and was used by Chad from childhood. Chad's stepfather is Mike's father. (thanks, liz - toronto, Canada, for above 2)
In 2008, they signed what's known as a 360 deal with Live Nation, leaving Roadrunner Records, which is owned by Warner Brothers. Their contract covers recording, touring, and merchandising, and is estimated to be worth about $60 million. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Chad Kroeger began dating fellow Canadian Avril Lavigne
after they got together to co-write a song. The Nickelback frontman admitted to Los Angeles DJ Ryan Seacrest it was clear he and Lavigne had feelings for each other when they started working together in the studio. "I think it evolved into this wonderful thing," he said. "When you're sitting there, singing across from somebody into the microphone and singing love songs and you start developing these feelings for that person, and it just blossomed into this thing."
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Kerry Livgren of Kansas
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Since emerging from MySpace with her hit "Bubbly," Colbie has become a top songwriter, even crafting a hit with Taylor Swift.