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Released in September of 1999, and reaching gold status in Canada, Nickelback's The State was a firecracker of a debut, with all four singles hitting Top 25 at Rock Radio. "It was fantastic," says guitarist Ryan Peake. "The snowball effect of the album was phenomenal. The success we…more

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  • Trivia

    • At the 2007 American Music Awards, Nickelback was chosen as the Favorite Band, Duo or Group for Pop or Rock category.

    • their most popular songs as of february 2007.( these are the ones played on the radio.)

      How you remind me- silver side up

      someday-the long road

      photograph,savin' me, far away, and if everyone cared-all the right reasons

    • If look closely in the Someday music video you can see some of Nickelback's Production Staff walking around the background.

    • Vancouver, Canada's Theory of a Deadman were signed to Roadrunner Records by Nickelback's Chad Kroeger.

    • Their 5th album All the Right Reasons was the band's first to hit number one on the charts, and it was also the first for their record company.

    • Their CD Silver Side Up took 5 weeks to make

    • Chad Kroeger sold soccer magazines before the band was created

    • Chad Kroeger spent 2 months in juvenile hall when he was 14

    • Daniel Adair was born February 19th, 1975.

    • Mike was the first band member to get married and start a family. His wife and kids often tour with the band.

    • Mike Kroeger was born June 25th 1972 in Hannah, Alberta, Canada

    • Ryan Peake was born March 1st, 1973

    • Chad Kroeger taught himself to play guitar at age 13

    • Chad Kroeger was born November 15th, 1974 in Hannah, Alberta, Canada.

    • "If you finish a song and it's not stuck in your head, then how will it stick in someone else's head when they've only heard it once or twice?" - Chad Kroeger

    • Nickelback's "Photograph" became the #1 most selling song on itunes!

    • Their album Silver Side Up was recorded in an amazing 5 weeks.

    • Canada's Nickelback started life as a cover band in Hanna, 215 kilometers northeast of Calgary.

    • Their album The State sold over 500,000 copies

    • The band's lead singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger described their song Far Away on the Tour when in Australia as the only real lovesong that Nickelback has. He described many others as being about love but not solely about being in love.

    • Figured You Out was also reported to have done poorly on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #64. It was also voted as one of the Top 100 Worst Love Songs on VH1. However, it should be noted that while the song includes the involvement of "love", it is not an actual love song which therefore should make the song's involvement in the list as void.

    • Nickelback's song Figured You Out perhaps is noted for its catchy beat and its rather edgy catch line: I like your pants around your feet.

    • Their single Somday was a success in the US, becoming their second Top Ten single, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached number one in Canada for four weeks.

    • Their original song Learn The Hard Way was featured in the movie Daredevil (February 4, 2003)

    • Their album Silver Side Up went Double Plantinum in Australia, and Five Times Plantinum in the U.S..

    • Their album The Long Road went Triple Platinum in Australia. With the songs Someday, Feelin' Way Too Damn Good and Figured You Out.

    • The video clip to Nickelback's song See You At The Show (taken from the Album The Long Road) was filmed in Australia.

    • Their song Yanking My Heart Out was featured in the movie The Scorpion King (March 26, 2002)

    • Nickelback have had three different drummers up to this point (Brandon Kroeger - Album: Curb, Ryan Vikedal - Albums: The State, Silver Side Up & The Long Road and Daniel Adair - Album: All The Right Reasons)

    • In the lyrics of Nickelback's song Photograph where it says "And what the hell is on Joey's head?" that is referring to Joey Moi the producer of several of Nickelback's albums.

    • I wrote the song Leader of Men when I was high on magic mushrooms.

       Chad Kroeger

    • I was very upset, and for two months, if I saw Dimebag's picture somewhere I would get angry.

       Chad Kroeger

    • "How could you take his life away (What made you think you had the right?) How could you be so full of hate (To take away somebody's life?) When I heard you let him die and leave the world, I wondered why I sat and home and on my own, I cried alone and scratched your name in the side of a bullet."

      Chad Kroeger - Side of a Bullet

    • Nickelback were signed with Roadrunner based on the sucess their album The State had in their native Canada.

    • Nickelback's album Silver Side Up (2001) sold over 9 million copies worldwide.

    • Chad Kroeger wrote the song Side of a Bullet about the death of one of his greatest friends and legendary guitarist Dimebag Darrell who was shot on stage during a live event.

    • Nickelback's album Silver Side Up was released on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. On that morning, the band were on their tour bus travelling across Pennsylvania less than 10 miles from where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed.

    • Members as of 2006:
      Chad Kroeger - Lead Vocals and Guitars
      Ryan Peake - Guitar and Backing Vocals
      Mike Kroeger - Bass Guitar
      Daniel Adair - Drums and Backing Vocals

      Former Members:
      Brandon Kroeger - Drums (Album: Curb)
      Ryan Vikedal - Drums (Albums: The State, Silver Side Up & The Long Road)

    • The band's next album, "Silver Side Up", was released on September 11th, 2001. The album spawned 2002's most-played single, the massive "How You Remind Me", which rocketed them to stardom.

    • The group's recognizable songs have appeared on many movie soundtracks, including "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle", "Daredevil", and, most famously, "Spider-Man", which featured the single "Hero"."

    • In 1998, they ditched their current management and decided to go it alone – with each band member taking on a role like handling bookings and distribution.

    • The band (who consist of Mike on bass, Chad Kroeger on lead vocals and guitar, Ryan Peake on guitar and backing vocals, and Daniel Adair on Drums and Backing Vocals) relocated to the city in 1996 and released the EP "Hersher" and full-length album, "Curb", independently and toured around the country playing their own music.

    • There was originally a Music Video made for the song Never Again, but it was banned from showing on Music channels as it was deemed "too violent." Instead, footage from a live show was shown as an alternative.

    • Never Again is the first song written and performed by Nickelback that deals with the issue of domestic abuse. The events depicted in the song are seen through the eyes of a child who every night watches his mother being brutally abused and assulted by her violent husband (who comes home drunk and in a violent mood).

    • The lyrics too Nickelback's song Too Bad were written by the bands singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger and deal with the issues he felt growing up with out his father.

    • In the U.K, Nickelback's song How You Remind Me stayed in the singles chart top 20 for more then 3 months.

    • Nickelback's album All The Right Reasons is dedicated to Dimebag Darrell and Jan Heyne.

    • Their original song Slow Motion was featured in the movie The Punisher (March 23, 2004)

    • Nickelback have received 6 Juno Awards and were nominated for 5 more in 2006. Their single "Photograph" was also nominated for best single.

    • "Beer o'clock" is a Nickelback tradition performed at concerts, where members of the band throw beers out into the audience.

    • Nickelback's "Because of You" is the theme song to a Nickelback tradition "Beer o'clock."

    • Nickelback's name is the Nickel in the change that Mike Kroeger had to give customers back when he worked in a coffee shop.

    • Brandon Kroeger, Chad's and Mike's cousin, was the original drummer of Nickelback but left to start a family and have a normal life. He was replaced by Ryan Vikedal, who left the band in the beginning of 2005, and was replaced by Daniel Adair in March 2005. Adair was 3 Doors Down's studio drummer.

    • Nickelback includes:
      Chad Kroeger (Vocals, Guitar).

      Ryan Peake (Backing Vocals, Guitar).

      Mike Kroeger (Bass).

      Daniel Adair (Backing Vocals, Drums).

    • Nickelback's lead singer, Chad Kroeger, was the singer behind Hero, the famous song from the Spiderman soundtrack.

    • Nickelback greatest hit, How You Remind Me, was sang by another Rock group, Sum 41, in a live performence.

    • Nickelback has covered Elton John's song Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting (in the Long Road Album). They also covered the song Super Bon Bon of Soul Coughing.

    • Discography:

      Hesher-EP (Canada Only) (1996).

      Curb (1996).

      The State (2000).

      Silver Side Up (2001).

      Curb (US Release) (2002).

      The Long Road (2003).

      All the Right Reasons (2005).

      Dark Horse (2008).

      Untitled Seventh Studio Album (2011).

    • Daniella Evangelista appears in Nickelback's music video Someday.

  • Quotes

    • [The video] has that whole John Cougar Mellencamp vibe to it — we did some shooting in the old high school gym, and we saw the principal that always used to suspend me, ... We made up. But I broke into that school 11 times. In the song I say, 'Criminal record says I broke in twice/ I must have done it half a dozen times.' It was actually 11. Now, it's sort of funny. The principal laughs about it and it's no big deal. But when I was in court, he didn't think it was so funny.

      Chad Kroegor

    • And it's kind of spooky to be singing about him, you know, your friend who's gone, and then have him play this shredding, amazing guitar solo.

       Chad Kroeger

    • We were a little scared of using piano. We just didn't think it was very rock and roll.

       Chad Kroeger

    • It just complimented the part so well and really showed that we shouldn't be narrow-minded.

      Chad Kroeger

    • [Kroeger was introduced to Dimebag and Paul in 2002 in Dallas by former Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who was touring as Nickelback's opening act. A few drinks later, the ex-Pantera members admitted to Kroeger that they were big fans.] Vinnie told me he listened to Nickelback every day, which really surprised me, ... But I guess they come from that whole Southern-rock background, and we're a hard-rock band with Southern-rock influences, so they liked it a lot.

       Chad Kroeger 
           

    • [Paul volunteered to play on the song, so Kroeger overnighted him the tape and encouraged him to record a new drum track over the one played by Nickelback drummer Daniel Adair.] He thought about it for a while, ... then he decided that Daniel had done such an amazing job that we should leave it the way it was. That's when he sent the guitar parts from Vulgar Display of Power and Far Beyond Driven, which we used for the solo.

       Chad Kroeger

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Songs were pretty touching

    9.0
    I think a few songs were pretty meaningful if you listen careful. It was a good idead to get a few of thier songs.
  • One of my favorite bands!

    10
    Nickelback is one of my all time favorite bands. They are just absolutely amazing singers. And all of their songs are so cool. I only have two of their cds, but I have almost all of their songs on my mp3 player. I don't think they've sang a song that I don't like. My favorites are Rock Star, If Everyone Cared, Far Away, Photograph, How You Remind Me, Savin' Me, Too Bad, and Someday. All of their songs are great and have awesome lyrics. I could honstly listen to Nickelback for hours and never get tired of them. Nickelback rocks!!moreless
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