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In Defence Of: Nickelback

When Nickelback announced an Australian tour earlier this week, it was met with the kind of derision that only the world’s most divisive band can incite. But are Chad Kroeger and co. really that irredeemable? As part of a new series, we asked (who else but) a former Triple M employee to defend the indefensible.


As hard as it might be to stomach for some, Nickelback are not a terrible band and not everyone hates them. SHOCK HORROR, YOU PLAID-WEARING MUSIC SNOBS.

They are not the reason ‘rock ‘n’ roll is dying’ – as claimed by Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach. Nor are the much-maligned Canadian rockers the most unspeakably shite act in the history of all artistic endeavour – as claimed by most people you’ll speak to.

You may not like their music – and that’s fine – but to completely dismiss Chad Kroeger and his bandmates as some kind of talentless quagmire is foolish.

You Can’t Argue with (Fucking Huge) Numbers

What is undeniable about Nickelback is their knack for writing songs that keep fans coming back for more. The band has sold over 50 million records worldwide – on par with Johnny Cash, Black Sabbath, Oasis, and R.E.M.

Their breakthrough album Silver Side Up – produced by Rick Parashar of Ten fame (yes, Pearl Jam’s Ten) sold over 10 million copies worldwide, hitting 6x Platinum in the US, 3x Platinum in the UK, and 2x Platinum in Australia.

Their 2001 smash hit How You Remind Me – a song to which even the staunchest Nickelback haters will know the chorus by heart – was the most played song on US radio in between 2000 and 2009 with 1.2 million spins. In a decade featuring genre-defining releases by Radiohead, Daft Punk, and Arcade Fire, most Yanks will most vividly recall the driving guitar riffs and raspy vocals written by Chad Kroeger about his dysfunctional relationship with an ex-girlfriend.

Proving they were no one-hit wonder, Nickelback have since released four more commercially successful records – The Long Road (5 million copies worldwide); All The Right Reasons (11 million copies worldwide); Dark Horse (5 million worldwide); and last year’s Here and Now.

The Disconnect of Hatred

If you’re to spend a moment on internet aggregator Reddit, you’ll quickly discover their well-documented hatred of Nickelback. As one of the most active and opinionated communities online, you’d think that Redditors and their fans would be in the business of shit-canning Nickelback songs on platforms like YouTube.

Yet, the lead single from their latest record When We Stand Together has garnered 56+ million views with a 93% positive rating. Think about the hoo-hah around another internet troll target – Rebecca Black. Her clip – as viral as it was – has been viewed only 35 million times with 20% positive rating.

In 2011, Nickelback came under its most intense internet attack – an online petition protesting their choice as half-time entertainment for a Thanksgiving Day NFL game in Detroit. The petition first attacked the choice of a Canadian band for a Detroit event – understandable, I guess – but then went on to ask: ‘does anyone even like Nickelback?’. After failing to garner the target of 75,000 signatures, perhaps they should refer back to section above: You Can’t Argue with (Fucking Huge) Numbers.

Quite simply, Nickelback aren’t as hated as you think.

A quick Google search will reveal support of The ‘Back (e.g. here), while artists like Chris Martin have “nothing but respect” for the band and Timbaland “just loves Nickelback’s music”.

Note: Chad and co. have seemingly learned how to deal with any trolling, as evidenced by their Twitter battles with fans heaping shit on them. LOLZ.

The Last (Commercial) Bastions of Rock

Nickelback’s sound may be a little softer these days, but they were once an actual ‘rock band’. Their first two releases – in 1996 and 1999 – are unmistakably post-grunge with songs that would sound at home on Stone Temple Pilots’ Purple or Silverchair’s Freak Show.

At this same time, ‘rock’ in the commercial sphere was bleeding to death. Since the ‘80s heyday of hair metal and power ballads, only three ‘rock’ songs hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 between 1990 and 2000: Jon Bon JoviBlaze of Glory (1990); MeatloafI’d Do Anything For Love (1993); CreedArms Wide Open (2000).

As the 21st century beckoned, it was plausible to see a rock legacy for Creed – their 1999 record Human Clay sold almost 20 million copies worldwide – but Nickelback saved us all with How You Remind Me. It hit #1 in December of 2001, driving a stake through the heart of God-bothering post-grunge.

So, keep in mind: every time you shudder hearing How You Remind Me on the radio or TV, programmers and music supervisors could instead be blasting us with a million plus spins of Jesus anthems were it not for Chad Kroeger.

Haters Gonna Hate

Discussions about Nickelback’s legacy will always produce chuckles, snorts and snide remarks. Even today with their huge commercial success, it can be difficult to find public endorsements of Chad and co.

Nickelback’s legacy will always be that of a band misunderstood: one of the world’s most hated acts, despite a commercial prowess completely unrivalled in ‘rock music’ for over a decade. And it’s likely this misnomer about the magnitude of Nickelhate, will be the hallmark of conversations in years to come.

In Nickelback, we have one of the world’s greatest guilty pleasures. They’re a band seemingly listened to only in the relative privacy a car or house, and spoken about only at their own live shows and in weird online back channels.

So, despite all the vitriol and derision you’ll muster at the mention of Chad Kroger in decades to come, the numbers tell us that there will always be someone, somewhere ready to bellow: ‘I like your pants around your feet’. Just not in public.

All research was conducted with ‘Private Listening’ activated on RDIO; else I’d now be in some social purgatory (if I were already not for writing this piece. See you guys. It’s been real.)

James is the former Executive Producer Online for the Triple M Network. He’s currently living in New York working for Downtown Music. His ramblings can be followed on the Twitter – @jamesaviaz.

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Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 24th Jul, 2012

Chris Martin says they aren't shite and he is married to Gwyneth Paltrow. Are you guys calling the guy that fucks Pepper Potts a liar. I hope not because you are pretty much calling Iron Man a faggot and he will track you down and fuck your face with his metal fists.

grattan

grattan said on the 24th Jul, 2012



Yes totally seriously...

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 24th Jul, 2012

50,000,000 Nickelback fans can't be wrong!

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 24th Jul, 2012

How can you hate on the paddlepop lion?

Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer said on the 24th Jul, 2012

Hey come on guys, lay off the Paddle Pop Lion - he has saved me countless times during a hot summer.

Too bad his band sucks.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jLF2jS_ozGY/S4-ZYrhK37I/AAAAAAAAASY/K_2-SAqKBTc/s200/Paddle+Pop.jpg

crob

crob said on the 24th Jul, 2012

in defence of nickelback, having so many nickelback fans all in one place makes them easier to avoid....

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 24th Jul, 2012

All the hate doesn't really change the fact that they manage to sell out an arena, albeit a bogan laden one every time they swing through Sydney.

Then again I guess so did Justin Bieber :\

Justin Bieber rules.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 24th Jul, 2012

My head is still spinning.

lukey26

lukey26 said on the 24th Jul, 2012

You can decorate a turd all you want, but at the end of the day, it's still a turd.

viktorwiener

viktorwiener said on the 24th Jul, 2012

I hate it when they do comparisons like this:
'The band has sold over 50 million records worldwide %u2013 on par with Johnny Cash...'
50 years ago there was no itunes, amazon, internet(duh, duh, duh), discogs(DUH), it was a hundred more million times harder to distribute music, also the population wasnt even close to 7 billion on this planet so this argument is kinda stupid.
Shame on my grandpa that he didn't buy a Cash record in 1962 back in Hungary....

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 24th Jul, 2012

I think everyone is forgetting something..

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kiGWQQ2nU3o/TyxOPOqW-xI/AAAAAAAAA1M/R0c_2q3sBEM/s1600/pickle1.jpg

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 24th Jul, 2012



I believe a decorated turd is called Kroeger.

batdan

batdan said on the 24th Jul, 2012

Hard to imagine that other people like music that I don't like. What a crazy world.

I don't listen to Nickelback but I don't hate them, I have no reason too. I dislike Kings of Leon and Foster the People as much as Nickelback.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 24th Jul, 2012

Holy shit, Nickelback made two post-grunge albums?
I am so sorry Chad, I take back everything bad I ever said about Nickelback.

I can't believe I was so stupid as to say Nickelback were terrible before researching whether or not they had made any post-grunge albums.

nu_wave

nu_wave said on the 24th Jul, 2012

i think fl is being ironic... duh.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 24th Jul, 2012



Yep...

http://metaltalk.net/images3/dave_grohl.jpg

Himynameischrisbell

Himynameischrisbell said on the 24th Jul, 2012

as a lover of pop, rock, punk, hardcore and every stupid sub genre in between the four you shouldn't judge the band purely on their hits. their fillers would have to be the best songs, double kicks, huge riffs and raspy screaming vocals.. it's easy to jump on board and bag out a band when everyone else is but at the end of the day a week in their shoes would be better then what most would experience in a lifetime of these haters shoes. i don't care what anyone says, if you are serious about being in a band regardless of what genre you're apart of, you want to write songs with every hope that people will like them, for any band in this day and age to sell upto/over 50 million units is an achievement only the best make, so if you're all going to hate on someone, hate on these manufactured bands like 'capture the crown' who use computers to achieve their sound well before they could even play a live show.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 24th Jul, 2012

/\

Hit him with the ban-hammer!

Himynameischrisbell

Himynameischrisbell said on the 24th Jul, 2012

oi.. ^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-ofevvlq-s

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 24th Jul, 2012



http://ishotmail.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Hotmail-How-to-use-the-Enter-key-without-sending-the-message.jpg
Do you know what this is?

AydanW

AydanW said on the 24th Jul, 2012

just because something sell's well doesn't mean its good e.g crystal meth

grattan

grattan said on the 24th Jul, 2012



You probably need to find a better dealer.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 24th Jul, 2012

You Am I have played shows with Nickleback.

Let's all talk about You Am I. I think they are neat.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 24th Jul, 2012

In the late 90's in Canada. YAI supported Nickleback.

EDIT: Make that 1996. http://dropd.com/issue/18/Nickelback/

orange delight

orange delight said on the 24th Jul, 2012

annnnd they just called creed a legitimate rock band. sigh.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 24th Jul, 2012

Haters

http://i2.listal.com/image/3723311/600full-chad-kroeger.jpg

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 24th Jul, 2012

I think everybody should stop being so mean to Nickelback, you'll make Jose cry.

RobotsCanCry

RobotsCanCry said on the 24th Jul, 2012

the frenzal rhomb purple is much more appealing than the nickelback teal.

grungehead

grungehead said on the 24th Jul, 2012

all you anti-nickelback tools are a part of the "its cool to hate" nickelback crew. that's why your all reading this and taking the time to post. i'm here because i like the band, why don't you all go and do the same for the bands you like or have you got nothing better to do? don't answer that, i already know the answer.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 24th Jul, 2012

Thanks, its the Kroeges looking for inspiration for his next track

nomadiquemc

nomadiquemc said on the 24th Jul, 2012

nickelback are good because chris martin (whose child is named apple ffs) and timbaland like them. alrighty then. oh the lulz...

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 24th Jul, 2012



Just like every other moaner who tries to defend their shitty band/artist.

OneGiantLeap

OneGiantLeap said on the 24th Jul, 2012

lol @ all the hipsters losing their shit over someone liking nickelback. seriously, big deal, if you don't like the band no need to shit all over them.

craig123

craig123 said on the 24th Jul, 2012

more popcorn please...

lateleigh

lateleigh said on the 24th Jul, 2012

I once bought a Nickelback CD... Just so I could urinate on it.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 24th Jul, 2012

Can't wait for the next article, In Defence Of: The Holocaust

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th Jul, 2012

This thread is bringing the lols. But then the whole Nickelback fiasco is bringing the lols.

I've never seen so many angry people so determined to stand up and proclaim loudly that they don't like a band, lest anyone think otherwise. I mean, fucking online petitions?

The article may be linkbait, but so is musicfeeds embarassing attempt to "stop it".

In conclusion, for no justifiable reason, Nickelback tour = *dawsoncrying.gif*

crob

crob said on the 25th Jul, 2012



will it include this as defence 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j44jb8hPWu8&bpctr=1343177577&skipcontrinter=1

grattan

grattan said on the 25th Jul, 2012



What an incredibly strange thing to do.

crob

crob said on the 25th Jul, 2012

I mean, fucking online petitions?


the petition does feel a little silly... at the end of the day no one is being forced to see them... plus as shit as Nickelback are, they do sell well, and the income they bring in gives the promoter money to take risks on more interesting acts that may not sell as well

JavidvanderPiepers

JavidvanderPiepers said on the 25th Jul, 2012

you can still argue credibility in the face of such huge numbers. what about justin bieber? is he suddenly going to start getting played on triple m? or one direction? wouldn't surprise me to be honest.

just because a band released an admittedly enjoyable song 11 years ago does not mean they should still exist. it says more about the listeners out there who get this crap pumped into them by *ahem* commercial radio stations who are merely at the beckon call of record companies and advertisers.

at least they still play instruments. but like they need defending or give a shit anyway. this post is merely to stir hate-fuelled conversation and reactions. worked.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 25th Jul, 2012

You don't need a degree in science to understand a rock band that plays catchy songs will sell a lot of records and commercial radio stations will gear their music to those easy listening songs because more people will tune in thus higher advertising revenue.

It's easier to make millions by appealing to the masses.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 25th Jul, 2012

you can still argue credibility in the face of such huge numbers. what about justin bieber? is he suddenly going to start getting played on triple m? or one direction? wouldn't surprise me to be honest.

just because a band released an admittedly enjoyable song 11 years ago does not mean they should still exist. it says more about the listeners out there who get this crap pumped into them by *ahem* commercial radio stations who are merely at the beckon call of record companies and advertisers.

at least they still play instruments. but like they need defending or give a shit anyway. this post is merely to stir hate-fuelled conversation and reactions. worked.

http://mlkshk.com/r/C5BR

Princess Fee

Princess Fee said on the 25th Jul, 2012

i'm a loud and proud nickelback lover. if you don't enjoy then don't listen to them its that simple. i detest coldplay but i don't think less of others that love them. different strokes for different folks. i have my ticket for their melbourne concert bring on the back :d

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 25th Jul, 2012

Amazed you have time to get to the show in-between birthin' young-uns in the back of your ute.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th Jul, 2012



It's funny because you used "credibility" in the same phrase as "triple M".

hearsz

hearsz said on the 25th Jul, 2012

Most pointless article FL has ever posted... If Nickelback aren't the most loathed band of the last decade, then who is? Has any band in the last ten years had so much hatred thrown towards them? I highly doubt it. And for the record, if you want to discuss facts and figures, Oasis have sold 70 million albums worldwide and didn't need need to be from the biggest market in the world (North America) or any help from the internet...

Oflick

Oflick said on the 25th Jul, 2012



Have you ever heard of Limp Bizkit?

hearsz

hearsz said on the 25th Jul, 2012



Not a bad suggestion, they probably held the title for the first five or so years of the new millennium but they did everyone a favour by going on hiatus for a few years. Plus, anyone who manages to piss off Courtney Love to the point she has to pull her band from a line-up gains points from me!

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 25th Jul, 2012

I think Nickelback are terrible. Do I spend my days telling everyone this or composing a poorly researched article that points out that the people who don't share my opinion are wrong? No.
I am pretty sure Nickelback don't give a fuck who hates their music, it would be the fans they are more concerned with.
The whole point of this article was to create chatter and that's it. Even Chris Martin thinks this article is shit.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th Jul, 2012



That doesn't make them bad, any more than being chart- toppingly popular makes them good.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 25th Jul, 2012

This thread is bringing the lols. But then the whole Nickelback fiasco is bringing the lols.

I've never seen so many angry people so determined to stand up and proclaim loudly that they don't like a band, lest anyone think otherwise. I mean, fucking online petitions?

The article may be linkbait, but so is musicfeeds embarassing attempt to "stop it".

In conclusion, for no justifiable reason, Nickelback tour = *dawsoncrying.gif*

I'm starting to suspect that, with Nickelback milking the "haters gonna hate" angle of late, these articles were at least partially suggested by the promoter.

matmcc

matmcc said on the 26th Jul, 2012

jackson firebird have just been announced as tour support. i told the gf that i'd take her along to the next fb show...didn't realise it'd sting me $300.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 26th Jul, 2012

It would probably cost you a hand full of brain cells on top of the 300.

Bognashavin

Bognashavin said on the 26th Jul, 2012

hitler was popular for awhile at one stage, that doesn't make it right.

The_Dave

The_Dave said on the 26th Jul, 2012

i hate it when they do comparisons like this:
'the band has sold over 50 million records worldwide %u2013 on par with johnny cash...'
50 years ago there was no itunes, amazon, internet(duh, duh, duh), discogs(duh), it was a hundred more million times harder to distribute music, also the population wasnt even close to 7 billion on this planet so this argument is kinda stupid.
shame on my grandpa that he didn't buy a cash record in 1962 back in hungary....

you know they didnt also have downloads either - to bag 50,000,000 record sales when 90% of the world downloads for free really does put them on par with these artists.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 26th Jul, 2012



Nickelback have an advantage in that most of their fans don't know what a .torrent is.

colsim

colsim said on the 27th Jul, 2012

i haven't gone out of my way to listen to nickelback but most of what i've heard just sounds like every other generic commercial fm rock band. as such, the hating on them to be a more convenient option for hating on all of those types of bands. competent enough musicians but not really bringing anything interesting to the table.

as far as basing your argument around popularity, mcdonalds has sold billions of hamburgers but it doesn't actually make their food good.

bringing in the lead singer of insipid radiohead-oh-so-lite band coldplay as an expert witness is the true source of lolz - but, honestly, each to their own.

Kabby67

Kabby67 said on the 27th Jul, 2012

wow i never knew that there were nickelback haters out there, go figure. can't wait to see them when they get here.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 27th Jul, 2012



I would say that most music lovers that don't subscribe to the evils of commerical radio hate/dislike Nickleback.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 27th Jul, 2012



http://1funny.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/under-a-rock.jpg

Oflick

Oflick said on the 27th Jul, 2012

http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs5/2411393_o.gif

DinkiDIDude

DinkiDIDude said on the 27th Jul, 2012



Masturabtion is also pleasurable but pointless..........IRONIC SIDE NOTE : only hipsters wear servo aviators out of season!

bettynsqueak

bettynsqueak said on the 27th Jul, 2012

love the fact that you're all on here bagging out a band. but, when was the last time you played to hundreds of thousands of people, hmm? oh, sorry, you have sold over 50 million albums? who gives a shit if you like them or not? they don't care, what their doing is better than scrubbing toilets or working in a factory, dolts. by the way, my brother and i think that the name chad kroeger sounds like a description for going to the latrine, just going to hang a chad kroeger.......

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 27th Jul, 2012



"What they're doing is better than working in a factory"...How dare you, I work in a factory.

DinkiDIDude

DinkiDIDude said on the 27th Jul, 2012



is your name Slipdog.....

http://www.itusozluk.com/img.php/085355cb5ba03039bff119a84e8cc3d327327/abraham+simpson

SF23k

SF23k said on the 27th Jul, 2012

i usually put them into the same box as matchbox 20. i haven't really listened 2 either bands, and i heard 2 comedic comments about chad, that he sounds constipated and secondly, loox like the paddlepop lion, and so its pretty hard to listen to or watch when you got those thoughts in mind

shazie

shazie said on the 27th Jul, 2012

After feeling alone from the world with no Internet for 2 days, I am greeted with a gold mine of posts.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 27th Jul, 2012

i avoided this because i knew it'd be so much derp.

but this:


perfect. classic mab.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 28th Jul, 2012



I'm genuinely baffled by this argument. As if you HAVE to like a band or artist because of the fact that a lot of other people do. It doesn't work. It's like saying you're not allowed to criticise the acting of Rob Schneider because Deuce Bigalow made 92 million dollars at the box office.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 28th Jul, 2012

I actually have done all of those things.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 28th Jul, 2012



It's the old 'what have you done for music lately?' argument, and it's very, very flawed.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 28th Jul, 2012

I'm yet to record a single sound, but I've done more for music than Nickelback ever will

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 28th Jul, 2012



http://h9.abload.de/img/untitled-199dbqf.gif

Oflick

Oflick said on the 28th Jul, 2012



You may put down toilet scrubbers now, but I bet the next time you use an incredibly filthy public toilet you'll wish someone had been there to scrub it.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 28th Jul, 2012



I can't believe you wiki'd that shit.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 29th Jul, 2012

I would have gone with Judge Dredd, but he's only in that for like 15 minutes if I recall correctly.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 29th Jul, 2012

Shoulda gone for Home Alone 2.

ahayes

ahayes said on the 29th Jul, 2012

typical of triple m their is a major floor in this argument. you can argue with numbers. if the measure of success is the amount of money you make, sure nickleback rule! however as many music fans will agree, album sales does not = greatness. album sales = marketing, promotion, distribution, contracts, amongst other things. nickleback is a generic product that has been created to fit a mold that will sell well.

as far as being great music, thats another matter altogether.
have nickleback brought anything new or progressive to the music world? admittedly i haven't heard much of their music, but from the little i have i would say no.

i wonder if in 40 years anyone will remember nickleback like they do johnny cash, black sabbath, oasis, or r.e.m. i doubt it. im sure history has many high selling artists that are forgotten now. high sales does not = great music.

i think people are just fed up that so much promotion and push to play nickleback on the radio when it is so ordinary and quite frankly a lazy way to make a few bucks rather than taking a risk to make great original progressive music that speaks to a generation.

TheOriginalSlipdog

TheOriginalSlipdog said on the 29th Jul, 2012

is your name Slipdog.....

http://www.itusozluk.com/img.php/085355cb5ba03039bff119a84e8cc3d327327/abraham+simpson

Wow wish you had showed up that day you pussy, whinger fuck.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 30th Jul, 2012

So you're a fan of the 'Back, Slippy?

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Man Saves Self from Seeing Nickelback Concert by Falling into 40-Foot Gorge
by Neetzan Zimmerman

An upstate New York man had to be rescued by firefighters after falling 40-feet down a gorge while attempting to sneak inside the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to see Nickelback in concert.

22-year-old Kevin Beaudette of Tupper Lake is fine, if slightly embarrassed, after taking a serious tumble into Geyser Brook Gorge Tuesday night.

"Last evening an individual who appeared to be intoxicated, and who was outside the venue, apparently lost his footing and slipped down the embankment that runs along SPAC's Route 50 parking lot," the center's president, Marcia White, said in a statement.

The local fire department was called to pull Beaudette out and take him to the Albany Medical Center Hospital where he was treated for minor cuts and bruises and released.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 30th Jul, 2012

If I were him, I would be falling into a gorge to get OUT of seeing Nickelback.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 30th Jul, 2012

If you were him, surely you'd have the same taste in music as he does.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 30th Jul, 2012

Unless I were forced into it.

benr3

benr3 said on the 2nd Aug, 2012

http://i.imgur.com/z2Lh6.png

DinkiDIDude

DinkiDIDude said on the 5th Aug, 2012



http://www.childrensclassics.com.au/media/ccp0/prodlg/i-wish-that-i-had-duck-feet-classic.jpg

James Riddell

James Riddell said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

the spice girls sold over 100 million albums. so they must be, hold on, i got this...twice as "good" as nickelback.

James Riddell

James Riddell said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

the spice girls sold over 100,000,000 albums. so, by the standards of this article then they must be, hold on, i got this......twice as "good" as nickelback.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

I'd say more than twice. Several times. Spice Girls RULE.

Alfonzo

Alfonzo said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

avril-lavigne-engaged-to-nickelbacks-chad-kroeger

GrimFandango

GrimFandango said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

I dont know who to feel more sorry for.....

grattan

grattan said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

http://static.nme.com/images/305170_784316940499_1983687771_n.jpg

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