Why The Hate For Nickelback? Meltdown
Nickelback announced their latest single and upcoming album yesterday….and the haters came out! LOL! I get it…kinda. I mean, they make hit songs, sell out shows, are great in concert, not afraid to be self-deprecating, they’re Canadian…I mean, I can see why people hate them!
Of course I’m being sarcastic. Back in the day, about 20 years ago, the Nickelback guys put out some massive songs. “How You Remind Me,” “Photograph,” “Rockstar” on and on- these are all killer hits. People started losing their minds over these guys. Some may remember that the same sort of thing started to happen to Linkin Park, but died down. It’s almost like they get too popular for their own good, you know?
Here’s some reasons I think you should reconsider your thoughts about the “Back”…
Vinne Paul and “Dimebag” Darrell from Pantera were not only friends, but fans of the guys.
The hysterical video they put out around the hubbub of them playing the Thanksgiving game in Detroit. So funny!
The killer version of “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) with Kid Rock.
At our first “Sin City Takeover,” every person who went to Vegas with us got to do a meet-and-greet with the guys. They shook hands with every person and took pictures individually. That does not happen enough!
They’re some of the nicest guys I’ve met in this business. At the last show at Pine Knob five years ago, Chad invited me backstage after the show. When I told him I was there with my teenage daughter and her friend, he said “Oh, yeah….you’re screwed!” (I cleaned that up for the family crowd!)
They’ve sold millions of albums and are awesome live! At that show, Chad stopped the show about 2/3 the way through, said they were going to play a new song then crank out hits the rest of the way. It was a really cool set up to the backstretch of the show.
While recording their first album, an NHLer was throwing up in the bushes outside the studio. (We’ll learn more about that during my next interview with them.)
How could you not like a ripper like this one??
Chad recently flew Tommy Lee in a chopper to his house to party. How kick ass is that?!?!
I could go on…..give these guys a break and crank it up!