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Triple M "won't touch"Nickelback?!

The trailblazing pioneers at Triple M in Sydney have taken the title of the new Nickelback single Trying Not To Love You very literally, announcing they’ll be boycotting the song.

The announcement that the station would be eating its young came via Facebook yesterday afternoon with a post from ‘Big Boss Man’ JA (that has now been deleted).

The post has attracted just enough ‘likes’ from Triple M’s 9997 fans to ensure that the song is banned from the same airwaves that have so proudly promoted the works of Chad Robert Kroeger and co. in the past.

Two Nickelback tunes – Burn It To The Ground (#366) and Figured You Out (#432) – are included on the station’s Ultimate 500 Countdown. For comparison’s sake, Queens of The Stone Age’s No One Knows was #369, and Smashing Pumpkins’ 1979 limped in at #484. The Spin Doctors’ ‘classic’ Two Princes was placed at #463.

The station has been struggling in the ratings recently, plummeting from a 7.0% to a 3.6% share in the 18-24 demographic in May, so perhaps a belated appeal to the hipster crowd could work some magic? Maybe this is why they’re so keen to play Lonely Boy by ‘Nickelback for hipsters’ The Black Keys every hour?

Nickelback are scheduled to play two shows at Sydney’s 21,000 capacity Allphones arena in November. We’re sure no Triple M listeners will be in attendance.

FL recently jumped to the defence of the much-maligned Canadian rockers as part of a new series. Read it here

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shaun4891

shaun4891 said on the 16th Aug, 2012

this video is private. awesome

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Once you've had the herpes. You always got the herpes.

hellboy1975

hellboy1975 said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Two Princes is a classic

grattan

grattan said on the 16th Aug, 2012



Looks like Warner finally decided to hide it.

Triple M has also deleted their FB post.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 16th Aug, 2012

"much-maligned US rockers"

They're Canadian, lol.

AdelheidePhotography

AdelheidePhotography said on the 16th Aug, 2012

This was a hilarious read followed bt stugalug's "Once you've had the herpes. You always got the herpes" to top it off.

ss249

ss249 said on the 16th Aug, 2012

shittest band....ever

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 16th Aug, 2012

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Snutty

Snutty said on the 17th Aug, 2012

fl defends nickelback while triple m ditches them. damn, now i feel like a hipster for liking triple m.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

[url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1692292/avril-lavigne-chad-kroeger-engaged.jhtml]In related news

Avril Lavigne And Nickelback's Chad Kroeger Engaged

This is The Beatles and Yoko Ono all over again!

grattan

grattan said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

[url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1692292/avril-lavigne-chad-kroeger-engaged.jhtml]In related news

Avril Lavigne And Nickelback's Chad Kroeger Engaged

This is The Beatles and Yoko Ono all over again!

In what's either the set-up or punch line for an excellent Canadian joke, pop singer Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger have confirmed their engagement to People. What's that, you say? You didn't realize Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley's ex-wife was even dating one of SPIN's biggest punching bags in pop history? Neither did anyone, evidently. According to People, they've been a couple for six months; they met in February when Kroeger did some work with Lavigne in the studio.

Lavigne, 27, and Kroeger, 37, are indeed both Canadian, and a source tells People, "Both of their families could not be more excited." The frontman proposed with a 14-carat ring on August 8, which means somebody has been depriving us of this amusing news for over a week.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

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