Creed, Nickelback, Nirvana, Limp Bizkit Voted Worst Bands of 90s
... Creed won this poll - it wasn't even close. This is a band so hated that their own fans sued them after a famously bad show in Chicago in 2003. "Scott Stapp is so despised that when a video surfaced of him getting a blowjob next to Kid Rock, Kid Rock said he was mainly embarrassed people learned he was hanging out with Scott Stapp. Creed is basically as popular as Alter Bridge right now." more on this story Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. Creed, Nickelback
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Steel Panther To Play At Nickelback Singer and Avril Lavigne's Wedding
... (hennemusic) Steel Panther have confirmed that the band will perform at the upcoming wedding of Nickelback
frontman Chad Kroeger and pop singer Avril Lavigne. Guitarist Satchel and bassist Lexxi Foxx posted a video announcing the news. The date and location of the Kroeger-Lavigne wedding remains top secret. Kroeger contributed guest vocals to and collaborated on the song "It Won't Suck Itself" from Steel Panther's 2011 album, "Balls Out." Steel Panther have been in the studio working on a new album with producer Jay Ruston; the band head out on their "Spreading The Disease (S.T.D.) Tour" starting April 13 in Orlando, Florida at WJRR's Earthday Birthday. Watch the video here. hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Steel Panther To Play At Nickelback
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A Motown Tribute To Nickelback?! Ugh.
... It's almost as tragic as Chuck Norris shaving his beard. Why can't Motown be more like the Lullaby Versions of Pantera, Slayer, etc.? Instead it's "A Motown Tribute To Nickelback
". If in New York, recommend you swerve at all costs. How headache inducing is this? A Motown Tribute To 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."
Billy Gould of Faith No More
Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.