Chad Kroeger's 'Candid Conversation' with Playboy Magazine


Chad Kroeger's 'Candid Conversation' with Playboy Magazine


Chad Kroeger opens up to Playboy Magazine's April issue everything from his wild childhood to how it is like to be the member of Nickelback which is very popular yet also being hated by many people.

Playboy Magazine has what it is said as "candid conversation" with Nickelback's redneck frontman Chad Kroeger in its April 2008 issue. To the publication, Kroeger opens up about everything from his wild childhood to his time serving as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the rock band which is very popular yet at the same time also being the subject of people's hatred.

Kicked off the interview with Playboy Contributing Editor Rob Tannenbaum with an open revelation about his criminal record and his hard-partying habit, Kroeger also recalled on the stupidest thing he ever did for a case of beer, saying "I put my own d*ck in my mouth. I was 14 and much more flexible at the time. It was soft and required a lot of pulling. I really wanted that case of beer." Being quizzed on thinking it is fun to be bad, the musician said, "I don't know how many times I got kicked out of school. I just thought it was fun to be bad. To a certain degree I still think it's fun to be bad. You should just never do anything that's going to hurt someone else."

Aside from his soft side, Kroeger indeed is a though and persistent guy, being labeled a "walking penis". About this he commented, "You know anything about zodiac signs? I'm a Scorpio. A Scorpio is pretty much a walking penis. Getting that under control is difficult. Also, I was born in 1974, the year of the tiger, which means I'm a shrewd businessman and I pretty much want to take over the world. I'm a walking penis that wants to take over the world. So you can imagine."

Discussing his musical taste, Kroeger claimed, "Everyone gets compared to someone else at the start. People said we were Creed's little brother. I've never been a Creed fan, so I considered that comparison a little insulting, to be honest ... The most uncharacteristic music I listen to is probably ABBA. The songs are unbelievably catchy."

On music critics, Kroeger addressed "If we ever get a positive review in Rolling Stone, that album is in trouble, because those people cannot predict what a large-selling album is. They bashed the f*ck out of Led Zeppelin years ago, and now they call it one of the greatest rock bands of all time. That just makes them look like hypocrites. Who's the most famous music critic who ever lived? They've never made a statue of a critic."

Then being asked if a bad review has ever made him lose sleep, Kroeger explained, "Probably. But if I had lost sleep, do you think I would tell a music critic? I've been bummed out for a day, sure. Like, Wow, this person is taking my band more seriously than I am. If my music is fucking up your life, change the station, dude. At the end of the day, I'm just some guy who sings in a rock-and-roll band. I'm not Hitler."

Read Playboy Magazine's April issue, on newsstand Friday, March 7, for the full candid conversation Kroeger had with the publication.



Photographed by : Waldy Martens.
Courtesy of Playboy.



© AceShowbiz.com


Comments

  •  
    KroegerFan7
    Dec 10, 2015

    Lol He sucked his own dick for a case of beer, wonder what he'd do for two..? ;-)

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    Lolzy
    Jun 17, 2012

    Hot with a capital H (swoon ) 😍😘

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    mcr52
    Jun 15, 2012

    I am 52, and every member of the Nickleback band make me want to be a COUGAR!!!!!! Love you guys!!!!!

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    bhaswat
    Nov 24, 2011

    chad rocks............free frank, straight forward,,,,,nothing kept inside, love u man, u rock,........\m/

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    John Moran
    Nov 21, 2011

    Also will touch balls for free.. anyone?

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    John Moran
    Nov 21, 2011

    Chad is a total dream boat. He is my ideal man. Even before I realised I was homosexual, I loved Chad. I love you Chad. Take me.

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    Lucy O\'Neill
    Nov 21, 2011

    I fail to see how any band can surpass Nickleback musically. We're talking trailblazers for a genereation. I love you Chad!

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    Kieran Harris
    Nov 21, 2011

    Chad K - what a legend. My ultimate guitar hero, the reason I started playing. Base my life on the philosophy "what would Chad do". IDOL. Peace x

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    Sam Roberts
    Nov 21, 2011

    Chad is soooo sexiiii and Nickleback are the best band eva!

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    belgianfan sophie
    Dec 09, 2010

    I will always be happy to listen to this wonderful band! They do rock, he? chad, you are f#ing g o o d!

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    kroeger\'s twin
    Dec 08, 2010

    i see nickelback's chad kroeger as the most daring wild human we can ever dream ! i myself say that the band rocks and no1 can ever take that from them! no1 can make it like they did except for peaple who give they're life for rock and music Chad kroeger is the most awsome coolest guy the world can listen to

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    Ally
    Dec 01, 2010

    For crying out loud. It is his personal life. Right or wrong, it is none of your business. Do you reckon he has to personally rung it past you or something to get your approval first? Jeez, turn off the computer and get a life.

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    moo
    Nov 30, 2010

    nickelback rocks and always will..Kroeger has talent beyond the scope of Nickelback ..what he lacks is class, which he had with Marianne..he brought her in to to us, we accepted her, welcomed her, loved her, then he dumped her for his "girls gone wild" life style. Marianne validated you Chad- put you one step up over others..we wondered how in the hell could you get such a natural beautiful, extremely nice girl..instead of a slutso stripper type that you actually go for..then bam right in the middle of Dark horse tour...you drop her..and were not suppose to notice or give a damn??? Excuse us we did..not even a word to this date on how she is, where she is or if you even still keep in touch. I'll bet the song you helped Daughtery write was the Kiss of song to Marianne!! I still love you..but right now dont like you much..waiting to see what your solo album will turn out to be like.

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    MYTWOGALS
    Oct 23, 2010

    HAD A GREAT TIME IN ANAHEIM WITH YOU ALL, YOU AND THE GUYS ROCK THE HOUSE AGAIN AS YOU DID IN 2009 IN VEGAS.....HORNS UP!!!!......YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME. KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING AND LET THOSE BOTTOM FEEDERS WHO WRITE AND SAY NASTY THINGS ABOUT YOU,LET THEM KEEP SWIMMING IN THE CESSPOOL OF SCUM BECAUSE JEALOUSY WILL GET THEM NOWHERE!!!!!.....HAVE A GOOD TRIP BACK HOME GUYS....<3

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    tiziana from switzer
    Oct 17, 2010

    I love the music of Nickelback. I love Chad he voice and man

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    mihaela
    Oct 08, 2010

    nickelback its a cool band but chad is very very wondefull man

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    bill
    Sep 23, 2010

    nikleback fuckn suck

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    elisa from italy
    Sep 08, 2010

    i love chad..his voice is fantastic..

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    Nadeen
    Sep 08, 2010

    I love Chad and Nickelback so much! And I totally agree with Alicia Arol! They rock! And Chad is the best! And if you don't like them then why the hell are you reading this? Just back off!

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    mor
    Aug 18, 2010

    love nickelback always n.n great songs great presence great attitude great voices great SOUND!

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    trisha
    Aug 01, 2010

    the guy is a loser, plain and simple. trailer trash.

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    sadgal
    Jul 11, 2010

    I can't prove this, & it makes little difference anyway, because Chad is neither ever going to live up to the "promises" that he made on Dark Horse, nor even at least do the right thing & tell the world who he wrote those songs for & about. I'm only saying this because it's anonymous, & I want it out there in cyberspace in case something happens to me (a likely scenario because I'm a very self destructive person). A million years ago, Chad Kroeger saw me on ECTV, & he also read things that I wrote out on my channel about my life. I've always loved Nickelback (although I understandably feel differently now that Chad Kroeger is sharing his life & bed with a woman other than me). I bought Dark Horse & got chills when I heard the songs on it. I wrote To Chad, but I never (of course) got a reply back from him (hence the reason why I would NEVER be foolish enough to say anything to anybody WHOM I DIDN'T KNOW about this). I told Chad that I would be at a certain bar. One of Nickelback's band members talked to me at this bar & made a reference to something I'd written to Chad (via Nickelback's myspace account). This of course caused me (the naive fool who would never commit suicide but who is truly ambiguous when it comes to her desire to live or not) to BELIEVE that Chad did write all those songs on Dark Horse for & about me. I sent to Chad about 1000 short & long letters in 10 month's time, until I finally realized that I'd been fkd with for some unknown reason. Chad may very well have written those songs like "Gotta Be Somebody" & "You're Never Gonna Be Alone" about his IDEALIZED me, but (deep down) he's a Rock Star who loves his freedom& lifestyle. I think he must have realized that he could never be with me (the real woman). I "labeled" Chad Kroeger EVIL, because what Chad did to me by having Daniel speak to me made me FALSELY believe that Chad LOVED me & would save me. But the truth is that I know (deep down) I couldn't be with Chad anyway. I should have known this (based on all the terrible, TRUE things people say about his bad behavior) from the start, but Chad's a "weird" one. Chad does mean, cruel, CRUDE things, yet writes beautiful LOVE ballads & songs like "Savin Me". Chad Kroeger is a PUZZLE...

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    gina
    Jun 21, 2010

    chad perfect !!!

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    Aurora Fire
    Mar 09, 2010

    Gah what some of you say. I knew him long ago. 1) No the guy I knew wasn't such a douche I can think of others around at the time that were but he wasn't. 2) Long story with Marianne. Lets just say Ginger is a tad choked with her. 3) Band name - Yo mama or moi? Commence the Yo Mama jokes though the Yo Dad ones are probably way better involving burgers... 4) Go caveman... Captn' Caveman? Smack that Moose up. erg She-ra says Hi He-man. Time to leave the celluloid and the hypercube. (Big blue dress? haha sooo very SM dude.)

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    jackie
    Jan 28, 2010

    Chad Kroeger put out a hit on his wife Marianne?? What?? I read that he was cheating on her since early last year with some chick called Kristne dewett from Ohio and he doesn't want to pay to Marianne for leaving her like a douche. Holy crap!

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    Let Loose
    Dec 18, 2009

    You know, despite those who despise Nickelback,what they don't seem to realise, is that Nickelback as a whole INCLUDING CHAD, is a band that doesn't care for the norm. An interesting insight indeed!

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    M
    Dec 02, 2009

    Chad, I was at MGM Grand in Vegas on Sep 2009 and Nov in Tokyo. You guys are awesome and very sexy wow!!

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    Dasha
    Nov 08, 2009

    Chad, you're the best =) From Russia With Love!!!

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    jojo
    Sep 16, 2009

    chad...you're hot hot hot. see you in sydney this november!!

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    nyc
    Aug 18, 2009

    if i new that when i met him i would prob ask him to prove his point... still in my heart darling u r the best i ever had !!

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    Rumie
    Jun 17, 2009

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    Rumie
    Jun 17, 2009

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    Daneyssa from puerto
    May 23, 2009

    NICKELBACK ROCK'S MY WORLD!!!!U GUYS ARE AWESOME!!! LUV YA &TAKE CARE!!!! ps: PLEASE PLEASE COME TO PUERTO RICO!!!

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    tina
    May 01, 2009

    i love chad he is my world the hunk ,, but i dont care for that marrianne shes got to go asap

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    Alicia Arol
    Apr 25, 2009

    Even more "intriguing" than Chad performing such a "skillful" feat of flexibility at age 14 would be if Chad still has such a "skill" at age 34... What person (myself included) wouldn't wish to have such a "talent"? Come on...Don't lie... :) Chad Kroeger is very "fascinating" because he writes such a diverse variety of songs... How could you ever figure out a man whose onstage presence radiates sexual, animal, MAGNETISM, yet whose voice belts out tender, vulnerable, soulful, ballads? Chad Kroeger can never be "pigeon holed" like a lot of recording artists definitely can be... Chad writes beautiful love ballads like "Hero", "Too Bad", "Far Away", "Gotta Be Somebody", "Never Gonna Be Alone", & "If Today was your Last day"... Chad writes fun songs like, "Animals", "Something In Your Mouth", "Rockstar", "Next Contestant", & "Someone That Your with"... Chad writes angst filled, "suicidal" songs like, "Savin Me" and "I'm Not Leaving Yet"... Chad writes searing, heart pounding songs like "Side Of A Bullet", "Just To Get High", and "Just For"... Chad writes wild songs like, "Burn It To The Ground", And then (the icing on the cake) Chad recently wrote the sexually charged, "Sex" and "Next Go Round"... This gorgeous hunk of a man writes songs about EVERYTHING! What woman wouldn't DIE to have a sweet, loving, caring, VULNERABLE man in her life who was also fun, wild, crazy, and super sexually charged? Chad's pure onstage animal magnetism while singing songs like "Figured You Out" is terrifying, & just doesn't match up to the vulnerable little boy belting out songs like "Savin Me" and "Hero" This is called COMPLEXITY people, and Chad Kroeger's complexity and creative GENIUS is off the charts! (And this "God" can still laugh at himself and reveal some stupid, little thing he did when he was growing up in horrible life circumstances and just wanted some BEER)... What a beautiful "SOUL" lives and breathes in Chad Kroeger... The man takes my breath away...

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    the bestwoman
    Apr 11, 2009

    chad is the best in the world whatever he does or talk

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    bakerrudd21
    Mar 29, 2009

    Nickelback ROCKS!! Can't wait to see them in Jacksonville :-)

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    Ice
    Mar 21, 2009

    Chad needs to remember to basics of life. The "rockstar" inage is fine. But don't use it when partying so much. Cause he can't dance well when trying to pick up someone...Something in His Mouth? Sao Paulo, Brazil..Think

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    Laura
    Jan 19, 2009

    Agree a MILLION percent, TRACYSB.

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    catspage456@aol
    Jan 08, 2009

    im here let me know

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    TRACYSB
    Dec 26, 2008

    I love Nickelback, especially Chad and do not see why people shag them off. All I can say is that those "people" want to get a life and stop insulting one of the best groups in rock today and certainly the sexiest front men around. I love everything about Chad, including his voice and all the songs are brilliant and his voice in "Gotta Be Somebody" just melts me into the ground. Going to see them in May next year so I can not wait. Saw them on my birthday this year (2008) and what a birthday present that was! But as Chad once said "All publicity is good, because it shows people are talking about Nickelback, however do not forget that Nickelback's parents and family can read and use the internet so why should they hear the cr@p wrote about them". I love them and hope that they continue to make the perfect sound that they are doing and can not wait until May. NICKELBACK certainly rock my world and I do not care who knows it!

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    allygurl
    Dec 14, 2008

    Nickelbackb ROCKS!u all nickelback haters leave chad and his band alone!they r AWSOME,but your probly afraid 2 admitt it!chads band ROCKS!

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    allygurl
    Dec 14, 2008

    Nickelback ROCKS,&NO1 can tell us different!I love your song "shouldve listened!u have an AWSOME BAND,and u all ROCK,....so ALL u nickelback haters,...just leave chad & his band alone!

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    ncklbckgrl
    Dec 12, 2008

    GEt a life! All music critics get to do is try to ruin somebody else's life because theirs is already too sucky to ruin. ROCK ON NICKELBACK!!!

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    jordyz8
    Dec 07, 2008

    If You Don't Like Nickelback Raul Why The Fuck Are You Readin This The Only Trash Round Here Is You And Sooner Or Later You'll Realize That Nickelback Are Fuckin Awesome I Saw Them In September And They Blew Me Away Chad And The Group Are Fantastic Usually Groups Don't Stick Around Longer Then 5Yrs But I'm So Glad These Did I LOVE NICKELBACK!!!!!

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    Angela01
    Oct 13, 2008

    Chad is super sexy. Even in a black & white phot of him you can still see his beautiful eyes that tell you how smart,shrewd, and completely sexy he is. Nickelback rocks and thier songs are what get alot of men laid!

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    Toma
    Jul 26, 2008

    No matter what they say the real fans are still with u!!!! Nickelback ROCKS!!!!!!!

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    caroline almeida
    Jul 25, 2008

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    Raul
    Jul 22, 2008

    I always suspected that this guy was white trash and after reading some of his quotes I can see I was right.

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    cassidy
    Jun 17, 2008

    nickelback rocks and ya'll nickelback haters should leave sexy chad and his band alone.

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    Snoopz
    Jun 14, 2008

    Man, Don't Listen to the fuckin criticisms, you rock & you're songs are amazing,& the suckers who are saying that Nickelback song's look alike that's shit,savin' me,someday,if everyone cared,rockstar,how you remind me,far away,animals,too bad, & more....... NICKELBACK ROCKS!!! :)

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