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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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  • DDevilized

    "why does chad even exist god isnt real" I think you just answered your own question.

    26 Jul 6:38pm Reply
  • bobo9390

    Why do people make fun of the 'Back? You know what they say. You can't have a front without the 'Back.

    26 Jul 5:01am Reply
  • failzers

    this is horrible why does chad even exist god isnt real

    21 Jul 9:58am Reply
  • SawCrossLanes

    Шикарная группа =)

    19 Jul 7:00am Reply
  • seikslairtsudni

    Эта группа сформирована рок-сцене и в музыкальной индустрии сегодня, так в чем проблема братан? вы просто не можете справиться с этим.

    17 Jul 4:31pm Reply
  • Sylph678

    У группы на удивление однообразное и скучное творчество.

    16 Jul 3:30pm Reply
  • Burgesso

    Очень посредственная группа. Если человек слушает это, то он говноед. Слишком эта группа говно, слишком. [2]

    16 Jul 12:26pm Reply
  • ivor138

    go away, you're redundant

    14 Jul 11:17pm Reply
  • drochlen

    Чад - это Курт Кобейн нашего времени. (с)

    14 Jul 4:15pm Reply
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  • ivor138

    who gives a fuck about your russian alphabet, udumbfuck!

    11 Jul 2:32pm Reply
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  • drochlen

    Очень посредственная группа. Если человек слушает это, то он говноед. Слишком эта группа говно, слишком.

    11 Jul 12:33pm Reply
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  • hairymetaldude

    I just sold my left kidney in order to afford a remastered vinyl copy of Silver Side Up. TOTALLY WORTH IT

    2 Jul 6:18am Reply
  • alfie_1991

    So kawaii

    30 Jun 2:44am Reply
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