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Famous as :

Hard rock, post grunge band

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Birth Place :

Western Canada

Claim to fame :

Album "The State" (2000)


Joining the list of popular artists, like Audioslave, Cold, and Fall Out Boy to participate in Houston's BuzzFest XVI on October 22, 2005, Nickelback unquestionably has established a solid status in U.S. as their fifth studio-album, “All the Right Reasons,” instantly topped Billboard Top 200 Album Chart several days after its release on October 4. Honored plaques for brilliant achievement they had scored throughout their career in the same month, this post grunge rock band has gloriously embarked on a mini tour held in just one day around 4 cities in Canada to meet fans while also conduct media interviews. One of the performers at the new Nokia Theater in Times Square of New York City held in September 2005, the quartet certainly possesses the potentiality to be one the most substantial Canadian artists in the world.

Originally a cover band hailed from Hanna, a small town located in Alberta, Canada, Nickelback was formed in 1995 by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Chad Robert Kroeger (born on November 15, 1974) and his brother, bassist Michael Kroeger (born on June 25, 1972). Inspired to name the group based on Mike's experience as a cashier in Starbucks where he frequently gave the nickel in change to customers' payment, Kroeger brothers shortly were joined by their cousin, Brandon Kroeger, as the drummer and an old friend named Ryan Peake (born on March 1, 1973) as the guitarist/backing vocalist. As these four talented guys came up with a concept to perform their own songs, they concluded to head for Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1996 to record their compositions in a friend's studio. The result was an EP entitled “Hesher” which contained seven songs altogether.

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Nickelback Cancels Tour as Frontman Chad Kroeger Prepares for Surgery

June 23, 2015 18:56:40 GMT

is forced to cancel the remaining dates of their North American tour due to Chad Kroeger's health issues. The lead singer has been diagnosed with an operable cyst on his voice box. He will undergo surgery in 3 weeks following vocal rest ordered by doctors.

Hater Launches Campaign to Prevent Nickelback From Performing in London

October 06, 2014 09:07:15 GMT

This guy really hates . Inspired by a group of fans who successfully crowdfunded a concert in Richmond, Viriginia, a U.K. man named Craig Mandall created a similar campaign to prevent the Chad Kroeger-led band from performing in London.

Jennifer Lawrence Is World's Most Desirable Woman

December 12, 2012 06:25:45 GMT

lands atop an AskMen poll asking which female celebs males choose to be a prospective partner. The Katniss Everdeen of "" soars from her last year's position at No. 47 to the top spot as the most desirable woman in the world.

Avril Lavigne Covers Nickelback's 'How You Remind Me'

December 12, 2012 06:21:27 GMT

Female pop-rocker recorded her version of 's 2001 hit "How You Remind Me", which landed on the net on Tuesday, December 11. The song was originally sung by Lavigne's fiance and band frontman Chad Kroeger and is now part of an upcoming soundtrack for a Japanese Anime film titled "One Piece Film: Z". Lavigne gives this version a slow, piano ballad twist and a more gloomy and emotive vibe, which fans may definitely dig.

Nickelback Present Jason Alexander in 'Trying Not to Love You' Video

August 18, 2012 19:09:04 GMT

Former "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander lent his acting talent to 's music video of "Trying Not to Love You". The 52-year-old actor played a love-struck coffee barista named Bud who has to compete for a blond beauty's affection against a motorcycle-riding dude, also played by Alexander.

'Ninja Turtles' Creator Brands Michael Bay's Alien Race Idea 'Genius'

March 22, 2012 03:05:10 GMT

While many of "" fanboys were outraged over Michael Bay's idea to turn the reptilian heroes into aliens in the reboot, creator Peter Alan Laird has reacted otherwise. Laird, who co-created the popular comics with Kevin Eastman, defended Bay's idea by branding it "genius."

'American Idol' Top 10 Performance Recap: Jessica Sanchez and Colton Dixon Shine

March 22, 2012 02:40:55 GMT

The Top 10 finalists of "" were back to the stage on Wednesday, March 21 to deliver songs by . was enlisted to team up with Jimmy Iovine in mentoring the contestants.

Jared Padalecki Shares Details of His Newborn Son

March 22, 2012 02:29:41 GMT

More details about 's baby boy have been disclosed. Two days after the Sam Winchester of "" announced the arrival of his first child with actress wife , his representative unraveled what moniker the couple have given to their bundle of joy.

The Black Keys Apologize to Nickelback in a Not-So-Apologetic Statement

March 22, 2012 02:19:24 GMT

delivered "the worst apology" when being asked to comment on their previous statement about being a "s**t." Patrick Carney said that he didn't mean to diss Chad Kroeger's band, but managed to launch another attack in the process.

'Amazing Spider-Man' New Trailer Presents Peter Parker as Dark yet Witty Hero

February 08, 2012 01:55:56 GMT

A day after being unveiled at a worldwide screening event, a brand new trailer for "" has finally made its way out onto the web. As described previously, the video not only presents the iconic web-slinging actions from Spidey, but it also shows his darker side as a lonely orphan.

2012 Juno Awards Nominations: Drake, Justin Bieber, Nickelback and More

February 08, 2012 01:36:40 GMT

Nominees for 2012 Juno Awards have been announced at a press conference in Toronto. Canadian acts like , and , along with and , are among the musicians who receive multiple nods this year.

Video: Nickelback Win the Crowd at NFL Thanksgiving Game Despite Protests

November 25, 2011 01:37:53 GMT

were unfazed by Detroit 55,000-signed online petition which opposed their scheduled performance at the NFL's Thanksgiving Day game. At the Thursday night, November 24 championship, the Chad Kroeger-fronted band performed in good spirits battling any possible protests that might arise with a song about unity, "When We Stand Together".

Nickelback Mock Detroit NFL Petition in Funny Or Die Video

November 24, 2011 04:38:50 GMT

have finally broken their silence regarding the online petition which contained protests over their upcoming performance at the NFL's Thanksgiving Day game. Instead of issuing an official statement, the Chad Kroeger-fronted band took to Funny Or Die to respond to the backlash.

Nickelback Still Scheduled to Perform at Game Despite Lions' Protests

November 12, 2011 15:15:05 GMT

risk the chance of being booed or pelted by fans of The Detroit Lions. The rockers reportedly are not favorable to perform at the upcoming Thanksgiving Day game between Lions and Packers at Ford Field.

Michael Buble, Drake and Justin Bieber Score Multiple Nominations at Juno Awards

March 04, 2010 02:38:13 GMT

Nominees for the 39th Annual Juno Awards have been announced on March 3 at a media conference held at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON. Appearing on the list with multiple nods are jazz singer , rapper and teen pop singing sensation .

'Transformers 3' to Trace Back Autobots' History

March 02, 2010 04:49:03 GMT

The first detail of "Transformers 3" which was spilled by director Michael Bay is that the film will focus more on the characters. Recently, the movie series executive producer and Hasbro head Brian Goldner has explained further about Bay's idea for the storyline, adding that the forthcoming movie will bring the core mythology from the Autobots and Decepticons' history.

Video: Avril Lavigne Closing 2010 Winter Olympics

March 02, 2010 04:33:31 GMT

Live from Vancouver, this year's Winter Olympics was closed with a live performance from . Taking the stage of BC Place Stadium in front of thousands of sport mania, she delivered a medley of "My Happy Ending" and "Girlfriend".

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