April Fools’ Day hasn’t been all that amusing for platinum selling recording artist Nickelback. Singer Chad Kroeger woke up to over 23,000 emails written by fans who were confused by the Metal Archives.com April Fools’ Day prank that claimed, among other things, that Kroeger “waxes his chest and shoulders” and that he was “extremely touched” by Metallica’s recent album “Lulu”. Kroeger and the rest of the band called a press conference at Alberta’s Hilton Hotel ballroom today to set the record straight.
“Okay….first of all, I have never waxed my shoulders. I waxed my chest once when I pledged Lambda Chi in college. But, that was it. The story that has been circulating about me having eyebrow implants is also one hundred percent false,” exclaimed a visibly shaken Kroeger.
“And another thing, the whole story about us playing some NHL concert replacing Bathory. Bathory for godsakes! How many records have they sold? Maybe if you are some lunatic who drinks his mother’s blood and crucifies cats in your basement you might own a Bathory record or two, but most of the people I know don’t really listen to them. The idea that we would ‘replace’ them, like we are some sort of fill in for a second rate Slayer cover band, is completely absurd,” shouted Kroeger at a room full of shocked reporters.
“And the story about,” Kroeger paused to collect himself as a tear began to stream down his face, “the story about…..the person dying and the crowd saying something like ‘it doesn’t matter, just another dead Nickelback fan’……we love our fans. Nobody….NOBODY loves the fans more than we do! A Nickelback concert is like a family. To imply that our fans, the very blood in our veins…..OUR FANS don’t care about each other. Disgraceful!”
“I’ve worked my whole life….MY WHOLE LIFE! To create music….for the people. To have our record of excellence insulted by a….metal website. A sophomoric prank that some jobless metalhead vagrant thought was funny. Well…HAHAHA! Hysterical.”
“You know….we’ve been through a lot. When they wouldn’t let us play at the Super Bowl because they said we were nothing more than ‘an amped up boy band’, we were like ‘whatever’. When haters say hateful things about us being ‘the audio equivalent of experiencing complete spiritual death’ and ‘the worst thing to come into the world since the Bubonic Plague’, we’re like ‘whatever’. When our parents, OUR OWN PARENTS started telling people their sons worked as morticians rather than admit that were responsible for the song ‘Someday’, we were like ‘cool, whatever’. But this metal website joke, this is the final straw!”
“So, until Metal Archives prints a full retraction and apologizes to us in person, we are through. No more catchy lovelorn ballads! No more rockin’ tracks to get your lady out on the dance floor! Nothing! We are through. You don’t have Nickelback to kick around anymore!”
At that point, Kroeger slammed his microphone onto the table and stormed out of the hotel ballroom with his band in tow. According to James Franklin, noted Nickelback expert and author of ‘How You Remind Me: A Fans Guide To The Greatest Canadian Rock Band Since Triumph’ this threat might just be serious. “You can only push a band so far,” said Franklin after the raucous press conference, “these boys have been unfairly targeted by a smear campaign so awful it would have made Gandhi look like an axe murderer. How much more do these fellas have to take?”
Editors Note: As of 9:30 tonight, the Nickelback April Fools’ Day page at Metal Archives has been taken down. We are, at this moment, unsure of the reason the site has removed the offending material. So far, we have been unable to reach anyone there for an explanation or comment.
#1 by Orange (a/k/a David) on April 1, 2013 - 1:49 PM
Tell me this tomorrow. I’ll believe everything tomorrow. Today I’m just sure that they’re about to announce a Nickelback movie, Nickelback voices on my GPS, or Nickelback Ice Cream. Tell me this tomorrow. I’ll even start believing in the tooth fairy if it would help.
#2 by John Erickson on April 1, 2013 - 2:53 PM
Good stuff. Drop by Bing.com for a neat animated background, and try out the Beta test version of Google Smell. Stop by the BBC for a story about flying penguins, and you can wrap it all up with a truly earth-shattering announcement from yours truly! 😀
#3 by mirkinfirkin on April 1, 2013 - 3:12 PM
I can agree about Bathory. As I only crucify marmots in my nuclear bomb shelter, and drink only the blood of organic virgins, I listen to Čachtice. And speaking of Gandhi, have you heard this one?
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.
#4 by Mikha on April 1, 2013 - 4:20 PM
“And another thing, the whole story about us playing some NHL concert replacing Bathory. Bathory for godsakes! How many records have they sold? Maybe if you are some lunatic who drinks his mother’s blood and crucifies cats in your basement you might own a Bathory record or two, but most of the people I know don’t really listen to them. The idea that we would ‘replace’ them, like we are some sort of fill in for a second rate Slayer cover band, is completely absurd,”
Joking is one thing, but being bad troll is utterly rubbish.
Kroeger, you may stop trying to troll.
#5 by BamaGirl on April 2, 2013 - 11:12 PM
You need to get over yourself Mikha, quit trying to take up for some nobody band that APPARENTLY ISN”T WORTH ANYTHING especially since over half the world has NEVER heard of them, much less there music!!! Oh and FYI I really TRIED to listen to them just to see if they were any good and just being made fun of because some IDIOTS wanted to mess with a really GREAT BAND (duh NICKELBACK) and in the heat of the moment something was said that shouldn’t have been said ……..HELL NO!!!!!!! THEY SUCK!!!!! They sound like shit and lead vocalist needs to take a nose dive off a cliff or change professions because he is REALLY BAD!!!! They really sound like a sad and lost 80’s hairband. MAYBE a one hit wonder band, that is if they ever got that 1 hit but with their lead vocalist Im pretty sure that probably never happened either !!!! They really really suck!!! We can’t help it that Chad Kroeger stated the truth at a press conference!!!! If it wasn’t the truth I could understand but really – if I was given only 2 options and they were either listen to Bathory and nothing else for 6 months or slit my wrists…well I’d just be a dead woman because that stuff would make me slit my wrists anyway way before 6 months was up!!!
#6 by Metalhaid on April 3, 2013 - 9:14 AM
/face palm/ It was an April Fool’s Day prank, Princess. Get over your bad self. And never, ever believe anything you read on 4/1.
#7 by L.Hammerheart on April 1, 2013 - 5:17 PM
Lol is this real? Quorthon of Bathory said himself that those first “satanic” bathory albums were just a gimmick. The man nevrr believed in a god nor did he evrr sacrifice to one. He later went on to wrike pagan themed metal, spawning an entire genre. And he never was pagan. If this is true then what Chad says about Bathory is ignorant and only fuled by hate. The metal archives post was meant as a harharhar april fools they do every year. Again… If this is real then they should stop being such children and just shake it off… Ever band has haters and trolls.
#8 by Teresa on April 1, 2013 - 5:27 PM
Did it ever pass through their inflated heads that THEY truly suck…and dissing another band like that is just in poor taste…who cares how many albums Bathory sold? What does that have to do with anything????!!!!! Prime example of the Corporate, Soulless Robot he is! This guy is a Grade-A douche bag…time to start the CD bonfires again…Nickleback sounds like every other lame jock band out there and morons like them are the only ones that buy that crap. The list can go on forever of the bands these jerks have ripped off. What pigs!
#9 by magdi on April 2, 2013 - 4:24 AM
crawl back into your hole, c*w
#10 by Paully on April 2, 2013 - 7:49 AM
Dude put down you NSBM cds for one quick second and realize that this was an april fools day gag as well. Some people are dense
#11 by Bobster on April 2, 2013 - 3:26 PM
“Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and ranking as the eleventh best-selling music act, and the second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. behind the Beatles, of the 2000s. Billboard ranks them the top rock group of the decade, and their hit song “How You Remind Me” was listed as the top rock song of the decade and the fourth song of the decade. They were listed number seven on the Billboard top artist of the decade, with four albums listed on the Billboard top albums of the decade”
Teresa,do research before you make an unfounded statement. Talk from a position of strength, or keep quiet!
#12 by Lynda Hammitt on April 3, 2013 - 8:12 PM
Amen, thanks for setting Teresa straight. Nickleback is still no 1 in my eyes and before going after them with words maybe some of you need to go to a concert. The give you your money’s worth.
#13 by Brenda on April 2, 2013 - 4:36 PM
Who are you to tell someone who literally has millions of followers that they “suck”?!?!?! You are able to give your opinion such as, I “believe” you “suck”.
Btw bands make money by making and selling music, music that is then bought by people that like the music, the more people like the music the more albums that are bought, therefore (or maybe I should use ( = ) since I doubt you have the brain cells to understand such a big word) the more albums sold the better the band is as people are willing to pay money for them.
Another thing, before this post, had you ever heard of bathory? Because I sure know I haven’t and neither have anyone I know, but then again the people I know have brains, university degrees or some form of qualifications and high paying jobs and by the sounds of it that band is only known by emos, goths, people that wear too much strange make up and dog collars and can only get jobs at stores and tattoo places.
#14 by Metalhaid on April 3, 2013 - 9:23 AM
Baaaah! Baaaaaah! I’m sure the band would be super delighted to hear they have such a loyal fan as yourself… Except that THEY DIDN’T HAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE, this was a PRANK. You know, a JOKE. Much like your statement about “intelligent people with degrees and high-paying jobs…” I work at a college district, and let me tell you from first-hand experience: Just having a sheepskin DOES NOT MAKE YOU SMART. I’d rather hang out with the Bathory-listening folk at the tattoo parlors than you and your ilk-at least the tattooed people are INTERESTING. Unlike sheep who blindly believe EVERYTHING they read. Hey, here’s an idea-DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNET!! ESPECIALLY WHEB THE DATE IS 4-1!
#15 by Angel on April 3, 2013 - 12:15 AM
Did it ever pass through anyone’s head that everyone has an opinion! Just because Chad Kroeger was brave enough to stand up in a press conference and voice his opinion for all the world to hear does NOT make him any kind of a douche bag much less (as it was put in a previous comment) a Grade- A douche bag! I mean I get it, he basically said that the band all 20 of you people like sucks and it hurt your feelings. Get over it!!! Teresa if the truth were to be known you probably know and sing along to every Nickelback song that comes on your radio, well up until now of course! Last time I checked all he did was voice his opinion about a band that he thinks basically sucks and well I would have to completely agree with him BUT, aren’t we all doing exactly like Chad Kroeger – we are voicing our opinions!!!! Wow I guess that makes every person who posted a comment on this page a Grade – A douche bag right? Oh and I think it’s real funny that you called him a “Corporate Soulless Robot when I’m pretty sure that the entire press conference was called because the members of Nickelback were upset that someone else stated their opinion (as false & stupid as it was) and it apparently upset & apparently pissed the band off! Last time I checked someone without a soul basically has no cares of what anyone thinks or says about them because they also have no conscience! You know they just don’t really give a F%*K and as we have seen Chad Kroeger APPARENTLY does!!!! Oh and as Bobster put so well in his post Nickelback was named 7th on the Top Artists of The Decade List! For them to suck so bad (according to you)they sure have done VERY well for themselves. Oh and while I’m thinking about it what number did Bathory come in on that list? At least when Chad Kroeger voiced his opinion it was the opinion of more than just a few haters otherwise Bathory would be a little more popular. Oh and that is my personal opinion- I tried to listen to a few of their songs just to see and I really think they stink, but like I said that is MY opinion!
#16 by Hahahaha Hahahaha JAJAJAJAJA on April 1, 2013 - 6:37 PM
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#17 by Chino on April 1, 2013 - 7:00 PM
The band sucks, no one cares. Chad is a little b@#$h. Nickelback needs to give up. There done.
#18 by Elizabeth on April 1, 2013 - 7:25 PM
Use correct grammar and I might give your opinion the time of day.
#19 by steve on April 1, 2013 - 8:26 PM
Dude, he was implying “There done” as in ” I am done”
#20 by judyc on April 2, 2013 - 6:30 AM
you are an IDOIT! Nickelback is one of my favorite bands ever, who are you to say they need to give up?
#21 by Metalhaid on April 3, 2013 - 12:11 AM
You spelled “idiot” wrong. And you are a Nickelback fan. Cioncidence?
#22 by Brenda on April 2, 2013 - 4:42 PM
“The band sucks” = this is YOUR opinion not fact and nobody wants to hear your opinion. “no one cares” = actually there are literally MILLIONS of people that care, me being one of them. “Nickelback needs to give up” = again an opinion you can keep to yourself. “There done” = that is spelled “they are” or they’re you illiterate twit. Btw it has been shown that using words such as “sucks” and “bitch” is proof of a weak mind.
#23 by Chicabogirl on April 3, 2013 - 7:01 AM
Learn how to spell. I do not think THEY’RE done!!!!!!
#24 by guitarman on April 1, 2013 - 8:18 PM
I don’t really see why everyone is hating on a band like Nickelback, I know their music is not of your taste or even mine, but that doesn’t condone all the hate they have received. Im not even a fan of Nickelback’s music and I find the hatred towards the band unjustified and completely revolting.
#25 by Pamela on April 2, 2013 - 1:46 AM
I totally agree. I really enjoy Nickelback, I don’t understand why so many people keep giving them a hard time.
#26 by Mark Seaton on April 2, 2013 - 3:45 AM
I love Nickelback… Ive played guitar for 9 years and sure a lot of their stuff is easy mainstream kind of stuff but it’s still good. they have catchy guitar riffs catchy lyrics, throw a kickass concert with a lot of energy to a sold out show and they deff have more fans out there than you and me. most of the hatred i think comes from jealousy or simply dislike of the bands’ taste. so what if you don’t like em?! fine that’s your God given right. but if bashing on Nickelback makes you happier at the end of the day than by all means do as you please. but i am not ashamed to say that i have all their albums and appreciate the music they have set in history. and i know im not the only one.
#27 by D-back on April 2, 2013 - 8:44 AM
No kid. People dont like bickelnack because they’re pretentious. They called a press conference over a joke. And you kiddies can relax. Bickelsnatch is under a contract. They cant quit, this is PR nonsense from someone who only cares about record sales. Fans = dollars for nickelback
#28 by Chels on April 2, 2013 - 8:58 AM
You are not the only one!!! I too have all their albums and see them every year when they are in my town!!! NickelBack has some great music maybe some should stop and listen to the words and not prejudge.
#29 by Angel on April 3, 2013 - 12:29 AM
To Mark Seaton, I think you said it all very well!!! As for all the people hating on Nickelback I am a huge Nickelback fan, when they were on tour in the US for several of the past years I would travel 100’s of miles just to be at their sold out and quite frankly Kick Ass shows!! They really know how to put on a great show and they deff are not as some of the haters have put it soulless corp types!! Get over all your pent up anger and get on with your lives!! If you don’t like them nobody is forcing you to listen to them so quit complaining and being so hateful about people you apparently don’t spend a lot of your time paying attention to until you hear something bad about them!!! I’m sure you have plenty of people in your own lives complaining about you being such hateful angry people so go deal with that and let the rest of us enjoy our music!!!
#30 by BCain on April 1, 2013 - 8:51 PM
“And the story about,” Kroger paused to collect himself as a tear began to stream down his face, “the story about…..the person dying and the crowd saying something like ‘it doesn’t matter, just another dead Nickelback fan’……we love our fans. Nobody….NOBODY loves the fans more than we do! A Nickelback concert is like a family. To imply that our fans, the very blood in our veins…..OUR FANS don’t care about each other. Disgraceful!”
If It weren’t for that part… I’d believe the story. Please people… just because its on the interwebz doesn’t make it true …..
#31 by C-Rush on April 1, 2013 - 9:15 PM
thank you for actually noticing that…these people replying before you are getting double trolled. so butthurt.
#32 by Rajeana on April 2, 2013 - 12:07 AM
i dont really care what anyone else thinks, I really love Nickelback, and there has been many a day when their music, the message in the songs has helped me to pull thru one more day. I dont know if all this is just some big april fools bit, and I reall dont care. But Nickelback is right up there with Garth Brooks in my world. They have a way about their music that really touches me heart and soul.
#33 by Allan Hall on April 2, 2013 - 12:48 AM
I detect another April Fool’s reply… otherwise, what a moron.
#34 by TheFutureisDead on April 2, 2013 - 1:27 AM
…honestly? Reading the comments makes me want to cry. Does anyone have any sense anymore? Why do you believe anything written on April Fool’s Day? What’s sad is only someone with an irrational hatred of Nickelback (as opposed to simply not finding their music to their taste, like is the case with 99% of all bands out there) would believe such an obviously hyperbolic article.
#35 by L.Gorrill on April 2, 2013 - 1:30 AM
nickelback rocks, I listen to rockstar everyday seen them live in vancouver.good thing being a rockstar is a lot harder than being a critic, I’d have to listen to you assholes everyday. sup chad, say hey to avril. you quit they win.
#36 by TheReal1 on April 2, 2013 - 2:41 AM
I agree, I love Nickelback, if they quit,, the haters win.
#37 by Dee on April 2, 2013 - 5:19 AM
Maybe we the fans have not spoken louder than the critics to drown out the noise of the insults and battery of words. I for one love Nickelback. To think of them no longer putting music out is a horrible thought. Never would I compare the simplistic natural of their lyrically conscious music to a boy band. Ridiculous. I for one will be starting a petition today to have the website who wrote this boycotted until a full retraction and apology is released.
#38 by peta on April 2, 2013 - 5:26 AM
seriously if you dont like nickleback dont buy their albums dont go to their concerts but dont criticise… music is about different tastes!!! they have been around for a long time and will continue to do so because they are talented at what they do!!! get a life!!!
#39 by Diane on April 2, 2013 - 8:01 AM
Chin Up Chad —- don’t listen to the crap of others – your fans love you all and your music. I really do not know what has happened in this world – but it seems that there are so many critical people anymore, I don’t understand why we can’t all appreciate someone’s talents rather than create problems by over-voicing their opinions. So many types of music out there in the world why criticize one type over another? I am much much older than your usual fans – I think you guys are great, love your lyrics – always can get me out of a mood when I listen to your cd’s. and YES I will attend a concert (since I spent my 70’s and 80’s attending every concert I could in the Windsor/Detroit area) I am sure i will be blown away by the performance. DON’T QUIT – you boys have way too much to offer ❤
#40 by Chase Rohrer on April 2, 2013 - 8:07 AM
In my opinion Nickelback is one of the greatest bands alive. Do they have a few bad songs that are made for the radio…Yes! I’ve listened to them since they started and of course love their early albums the best. Once a band get so popular and eventually has to become more “corporate,” they have to put out some of those songs that just aren’t quite their original style. I’m not sure why a large number of people hate on them. I see and hear it all the time, even from my own friends. I started to think about it and I think some of those haters, deep down, LOVE Nickelback and are scared to admit it. They have some songs that you can’t help, but love them. They can rock and that’s all there is to it.
#41 by Metalhaid on April 2, 2013 - 8:57 AM
Not sure why I’m bothering to leave a comment that is bound to be ignored, other than my sense of righteous indignation at these blatant displays of ignorance demands, nay, SCREAMS that I try to enlighten these clueless sheep. IT WAS AN APRIL FOOL’S DAY PRANK, MORONS WHO ARE DEFENDING NICKELBACK. IF YOU READ THE ARTICLE AND DIDN’T NOTICE THE DATE, AND GOT ALL BUTT HURT, you, sir or madam, are a twat and should stop reading altogether, until you are willing to make the effort to understand what you are reading prior to flying off the handle and posting stupid comments. Meh.
#42 by jc on April 4, 2013 - 9:43 AM
You spelled “idiot” wrong. And you are a Nickelback fan…… Cioncidence? I think the propper spelling is COINCIDENCE LOL
#43 by L.Gorrill on April 7, 2013 - 1:17 PM
meathaid, you’re a freaking retard. thanks for explaining that this was an april fools joke S.F.B’s.the rest of your family wasn’t sure. if uncle daddy divorces mommy she’ll still be your sister so relax. unplug the stolen ipod, sell the bus pass and buy something you can cruise. take your right hand outta your panties and use it to turn up a real stereo, loud. go to a nickelback concert [not with your aunt] maybe then you’ll get it. Its Avril, FOOL. at least then your butt hurt issues might go away. or just move away from home.
#44 by floss on April 2, 2013 - 9:32 AM
bathory at least makes interesting music.
#45 by iceire on April 2, 2013 - 9:44 AM
Cant believe the ignorant idiotic comments here,ye dont like Nickelback well fine but I bet if ye were in their shoes and making the money they do ye words would be different,jealous much?
#46 by Warren on April 2, 2013 - 10:16 AM
I think Nickleback are a great band with great tunes and I hope they keep going for a long time.
#47 by beneisdead on April 2, 2013 - 10:23 AM
Nickelback is the equivalent of the backstreet boys with orange amps and meanie faces. Nothing else.
#48 by L.Gorrill on April 7, 2013 - 1:25 PM
well glad we could here from the mentally challenged. not everyone has the fond memories of Glen Campbell and Tammy Wynette that you have ben. But stand up for what you believe ben, keeps the rest of us clear on what your really about.and removes all doubt. who are the backstreet boys? narrators in your self help books? your latest boyfriend? something else?
#49 by Darrell on April 2, 2013 - 11:20 AM
If you don’t like NIckeback then why are you even reading this article? If you don’t like their music it’s very simple don’t listen! For those of us whom enjoy their music it’s saddening, because a group of individuals fell they need to destroy this band. They are making music for their fans, just like bands you may enjoy listening to are making music for you. Music is music, each person has their own tastes, so why do people feel it’s necessary to tear down what someone else enjoys!
#50 by Darrell on April 2, 2013 - 11:22 AM
My apologies for the typo in the thrid sentence, it should be feel not fell.
#51 by dceb on April 2, 2013 - 12:58 PM
I love Nickleback & if you don’t like their music, then just don’t listen…..for goodness sakes people, leave it alone already.
And to the clown above who made the comment – FANS = Money for Nickleback – well DUH – FANS = Money for EVERY BAND!!! What a dumbass.
#52 by Metalhaid on April 3, 2013 - 12:03 AM
Arrrrgh, if you love them so much, you should be able to spell their name right!!!
#53 by L.Gorrill on April 7, 2013 - 1:37 PM
meathaid, step away from the bathsalts, put down the pipe. nay the rolled up phone book page you use for a straw. you sir are stupid beyond words. it spelled I LOVE NICKEL BACK obviously you’re a country and cowshit music fan. there is hope for you though. theres a new genre comin up. its country and rap combined. its called CRAP. you should get in line for your cassette tapes which will go on sale outside value village soon.
#54 by D Special One ̈́ ™© (@eemmine) on April 2, 2013 - 2:52 PM
There are somethings you don’t joke about….people be saying crap that it’s a joke, can you joke about the Queen? i don’t think so therefore you shouldn’t joke about NB works cuz it’s done with passion!
#55 by EdwinJames on April 2, 2013 - 9:28 PM
Dude, did you just compare Nickelback, the second-rate Canadian butt rock band, to the queen of England?
#56 by Gary Regan on April 2, 2013 - 5:00 PM
if you don”t like sorry about your sorry,sick lonely life.NICKELBACK is awesome!!! if you don”t like don”t like don”t listen.what is up with the dingaling that said they are the equivalant of the backstreet what? man get a life and leave NICKEKLBACK alone.
#57 by Christie on April 2, 2013 - 6:59 PM
I agree with those who say Nickelback is awesome. From the beginning I have heard their music evolve. The first song that hooked me was “Figured You Out”and over the years there have been so many that I love to hear. I have all their CDs and I grew up in the 70s, I’m a Grandmother of seven and we all listen to Nickleback. Rock on and Peace be with you.
#58 by Metalhaid on April 3, 2013 - 12:02 AM
ARRRGH, if you’re such a fan, why can’t you spell their name right, Granny?! And did you notice the date this article came out – APRIL FIRST?! Why do I even bother!!!
#59 by Drumslinga on April 2, 2013 - 8:50 PM
Now, all that being said…there is a LOT of hatin going on here for a group that has been very commercially successful and is actually not a “bad” band. Kroger comes across as a little agrrogant…but so what? He’s not the first frontman to play that part. Even if it was a joke – it’s still pretty disrespectful. The thing I see that everyone has either taken for granted or forgotten is Nickelback is composed of PEOPLE! And those people have feelings and dispositions in the world that they are entitled to have. I happen to know one of those people – the drummer for Nickelback, Daniel Adaire…and frankly you could not meet a nicer human being. I met Daniel when he was working at Long & McQuade music store in Surry, BC when he was about 16 or 17 years old. ALWAYS a consummate professional, always polite and kind. I knew him and saw him regularly until he went for his audition with Three Doors Down and the rest, as they say, is history. Daniel is one of the components of this band that so many people seem so charged up about slamming on. Even though their flavour of music isn’t quite to my taste – I certainly don’t begrudge them their success- especially knowing that Daniel is still an integral part of the band! Oh, and I know FIRSTHAND the talent and ability that guy has at playing drums. He might only tap into about 3% on his gig with NB – but come see his fusion band play in down Vancouver some weekend…he will knock you on your perverbial ASS with his mad skills!!!
#60 by Nicole on April 2, 2013 - 9:20 PM
HOLY CRAP! nickleback are amazing their music is wonderful and catchy and anyone who disagrees is lying! there is no way you couldnt like even one of their songs so back off and leave them be! chin up fellas you still have more people who love you!
#61 by EdwinJames on April 2, 2013 - 9:23 PM
I hope this band really calls it quits. They are a black mark on the soul of modern rock.
#62 by EdwinJames on April 2, 2013 - 9:25 PM
God I hate this band.
#63 by twizzle on April 3, 2013 - 3:20 PM
You have NO taste in bands then, obviously
#64 by dcm on April 2, 2013 - 11:11 PM
everybody has their own opinion about nickleback.i think they are a damn good band.if you dont like them dont listen to them.
#65 by Claudia Lenz on April 3, 2013 - 4:06 AM
You’re absolutely right. That’s beyond being funny and it was hurtful. Why do people have to stoop so low? If they don’t like the Band or the Music, don’t friggin listen to it or read about them. Use the time spent on stomping others in to the ground to sort out your own issues. Those guys are full of goodness and there’s a lot of love for their fans. For those who can’t handle love (for what you do, family, life etc) … tough … you don’t know what you’re missing out on.
#66 by Rhonda on April 3, 2013 - 8:09 AM
Wish there was a “like” button…I totally agree with you.
#67 by L.Gorrill on April 7, 2013 - 1:53 PM
seriously rhonda….thats dummer than meathaid. wtf do you think the thumbs up/thumbs down is for. dont support rock n roll, support meathaid, bathsalt useage, metal sites that meathaid supports. anything but rock n roll. please abandon ship.
#68 by Rhonda on April 3, 2013 - 8:08 AM
Nickelback has every reason to be upset over such an asinine prank!
#69 by Metalhaid on April 3, 2013 - 3:31 PM
..and the tragic combination of self-righteousness, lack of comprehension of the material before you, and the apparent lack of a calendar to help you realize THIS WAS AN APRIL FOOL’S JOKE, claims yet another victim. OH, THE HUMANITY!
#70 by L.Gorrill on April 7, 2013 - 1:42 PM
remember the remove all doubt part? shoulda kept your yap shut stupid. no one knew til you came on here.
#71 by Metalhaid on April 3, 2013 - 9:25 AM
LOL if nothing else, this prank is at least boosting Bathory’s site.
#72 by L.Gorrill on April 7, 2013 - 1:45 PM
I’m sure they’re in your favorites dumbass. but at their next concert…..when is that?….lets do a head count for people in general that you want to be seen with. hmmm meathaid [way to show your spelling skills] or nickelback. hold on I gotta toss a coin
#73 by Chrissy Dotson on April 3, 2013 - 12:40 PM
When people “talk”, it just means you’re good and they’re jealous.
#74 by Keith Spillett on April 7, 2013 - 3:46 PM
Although, in fairness, sometimes they are right.
#75 by Fan Of Nickelback on April 3, 2013 - 2:15 PM
I will always be a Nickelback fan.
#76 by bambamsimons on April 3, 2013 - 5:05 PM
Reblogged this on The Armchair Sports Society and commented:
Nickelback is NOT impressed
#77 by Lucy on April 3, 2013 - 8:55 PM
Its an april fools prank people geez,
#78 by Victoria Graves on April 3, 2013 - 10:28 PM
I am from the old days when Kiss and Alice Cooper were very popular. I was able to listen to this band that people seem to be talking bad about; Nickelback – If today was your last day! All they were trying to do was explain something to you. ” What happens if you only had today to live?” ” How would you want to live it?”
#79 by barb michael on April 4, 2013 - 10:22 AM
I think Nickelback ROCKS hardcore!!!! Love the music, love the lyrics, love the feelings I can see the band put in their videos. I am an 80’s child, listening to Bon JOvi, Motley Crue, Def Lepard, Metallica, etc…… Nickelback has been one of my favorites from the beginning! Like goiters everyone has their own opinion but to bash on artists because you as an individual doesn’t like that artist, that is just ignorance at it’s finest! I know alot of other people that rock out to Nickelback so for us I hope the band continues to keep rockin and tell those other misanthropes to “bite it”!
#80 by Sarah Allwood-Wells on April 4, 2013 - 2:09 PM
Guys please don’t give in to all the haters theres so many of us that love you your concerts are rhe best I’ve ever been to its true that its like a family I’ve met so many new friends from the times I’ve seen you. I’ve loved you all from the moment I heard you, your music helped me through school when no one wanted to know me. I understand these hatershave pushed you too far I for one of many of your fans will always stick up for you and your music you are and always will be the best rock band
Sarah one of your top fans.
#81 by Joe on April 4, 2013 - 7:44 PM
Honestly there is no need to go that far. He makes a good point that a metal website said all this crap. But the truth is you should not be making jokes about anyone else that would offend them. You can do it to yourself if you want to say something offensive or lie. But lying about another person that may hurt their reputation is beyond too far. It’s truly sad.
#82 by imsuchalostie on April 5, 2013 - 10:24 AM
Reblogged this on imsuchalostie.
#83 by Shelley King on April 16, 2013 - 2:54 PM
Do what u love, who cares what anyone says. I love Nickelbacks music.There’s always Idiots In the world. Don’t care about what anyone says just be true to yourself. Make music nothing else will matter. Once U come out with another hit. They will go back in the whole they came out of. Trust Me. I’ll be waiting. ; )
#84 by Oscar Pedraza on April 19, 2013 - 9:40 AM
Please Metal archives, don’t apologize, nor retract… No more Nickelback “rockin tracks” or “lovelorn ballads “…. Bathory Rules …You Chad MF
#85 by Really?????? on May 6, 2013 - 8:56 PM
Eh shake it off primadona, and while you’re at it, Go to your guitar teacher and have him give YOUR Nickelback for the lousy lessons he gave all of you.
#86 by Late Night Rambling... on December 3, 2013 - 11:03 PM
Ahhh, if only this were true…
#87 by Joel on April 1, 2014 - 10:39 AM
Everything about this is amazing and beautiful. I love how utterly stupid human beings can be.