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Hanna, Alberta, Canada (1995 – present)

Nickelback is a rock band which formed in Hanna, Alberta, Canada in 1995. Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups, having sold 30 million records worldwide. Nickelback ranks as the 11th best selling music act of the 2000s, and places as the 2nd best selling foreign act in the US behind The Beatles for the 2000s.

The band consists of Chad Kroeger (vocals, guitar), Ryan Peake (guitar, vocals), Mike Kroeger (bass) and Daniel Adair (drums). The band’s original drummer, Brandon Kroeger, left the group in 1997, and was replaced first by Mitch Guidon from 1997 to 1998 and then Ryan Vikedal from 1998 to 2005. The band has released seven albums: “Curb” (1996), “The State” (1998), “Silver Side Up” (2001), “The Long Road” (2003), “All the Right Reasons”, “Dark Horse” (2008) and “Here and Now” (2011).

The band is now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Its name originates from the nickel in change that band member Mike Kroeger gave customers at his Starbucks job, he would frequently say, “Here’s your nickel back”.

The band is signed to EMI in Canada and Roadrunner Records for the rest of the world. In July 2008, the band signed with Live Nation for three touring and album cycles, with an option for a fourth cycle. The contract includes recordings, touring, merchandise and other rights.

Early years: 1995–2000

The band was formed in the early 1990s as a cover band called the “Village Idiots” by Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger, and Brandon Kroeger. The band performed covers of songs from Led Zeppelin and Metallica.


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  • amiokabir

    Make me Believe ...............again............... !!!!!!

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  • JamesPhillips70

    photograph <3 why do people hate nickelback? it's gods honest music, apart from "rockstar is/was a little corn on the cob (you need a new job) it's good enough to be americas national anthem :)

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  • amiokabir

    Best alternative rock Band .........................

    27 Feb 4:27pm Reply
  • stasson

    Самая коммерческая из альтернативных групп.

    24 Feb 7:48pm Reply
  • Heimlifeiss

    Pls don't come to Zürich....

    23 Feb 1:22pm Reply
  • Q459

    "23 of your friends listen to nickelback" ok going to unfriend them

    22 Feb 7:20pm Reply
  • NWG369

    Honestly, Chad Kroeger is the greatest songwriter of all time. I mean legitimately the single greatest writer of songs in the history of sound. Unlike every other band that ever existed, Chad writes his own shit. No team of in-house songwriters, no hit-making producers or celebrity guest appearances. Everything you hear on a NB record is the end result of a musical genius exercising his creativity in its purest form. Literally my only reason for living. God Bless Chad Kroeger.

    19 Feb 11:08pm Reply
  • GalaxyEnd

    Chad Kroeger killed my family.

    18 Feb 11:15pm Reply
  • trustmeiloveu

    A very vanilla condom. [3]

    16 Feb 4:57am Reply
  • ReplicantNier

    Chad Kroeger killed my family. [3]

    11 Feb 7:31am Reply
  • wholly-mountain

    I see that only beta males still listen to Nickleback. Beta males and fat chicks

    10 Feb 6:34pm Reply
  • Decay3d_

    Chad Kroeger killed my family. [2]

    10 Feb 12:51pm Reply
  • slaughterfish

    Chad Kroeger killed my family.

    8 Feb 1:54pm Reply
  • LinVia9

    how you remind me , someday , Lullaby , All the right reasons & dark horse albums

    28 Jan 6:31pm Reply
  • mattimek

    new album 3/5

    24 Jan 7:04am Reply
  • edwayles

    A very vanilla rock. [2]

    23 Jan 9:59am Reply
  • larm0

    mainstream sucks )

    17 Jan 1:46pm Reply
  • extrabigmehdi

    A very vanilla rock.

    14 Jan 3:44am Reply
  • chronogger

    Far Away ♥

    10 Jan 1:56pm Reply
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