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Mostly Credited As: Nickelback
Date Of Birth: 1995
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Hanna, Alberta


Chad Kroeger – Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Peake – Guitar, Vocals
Mike Kroeger – Bass
Daniel Adair - Drums

Brandon Kroeger-Drums
Ryan Vikedal-Drums

Nickelback has been described as many genres but the most common you will hear are mainstream rock, alternative rock, and post-grunge rock.

Curb (1996)
The State (1999)
Silver Side Up (2001)
The Long Road (2003)
All the Right Reasons (2005)

Band History:
Nickelback started when Chad and Mike Kroeger decided to form a band with their cousin Brandon (no longer in the band), and their friend Ryan Peake. Mike Kroeger came up with the name Nickelback for the band because while he was working at Starbucks he would charge $1.45 for coffee. Customers would give him $1.50 so he was always forced to give them a nickel back.

They soon tired of being a cover band and sing other band's songs and decided to write their own. Chad was put in charge of writing the songs and the rest of the band was in charge of the music. After writing their songs Chad borrowed $4000 from his stepfather and went to Vancouver to record their songs at a friend's studio.

The band finished their demo CD "Hesher" and submitted it to various companies. Chad's previous expierence in advertising helped them to get their band publicity. They continued doing ameteur performances and in 1997 they released their debut album. They fired their manager in 1998 when they felt he was not helping them. In 1999 they released their second album independantly. Their hit single "Leader of Men" caught the attention of Roadrunner Records and soon they were signed. They soon released their third CD and became a large hit in the US. This success continued and soon this nobody band from Canada was playing with groups like Creed, Fuel, 3 Doors Down, and Puddle of Mud. In 2005 they released their 5th album and it was not only the band's first to be the number one in the US, but was a first for Roadrunner Records as well.

Movie Credits:
The Punisher (2004) - song: Slow Motion
Torque (2004)- song: Someday
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)- song: Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
Daredevil (2003)- song: Learn the Hard Way
The Scorpion King (2002)- song: Yanking Out My Heart
Clockstoppers (2002)- song: Breathe
The Forsaken (2001)- songs: Diggin' This, Hold Out Your Hand
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)- song: Old Enough

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 275 39x275: (Nov/21/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Elizabeth Banks, John Mulaney, Nickelback 12x221: (Nov/17/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Lauren Holly, Billy Bush, & Nickelback 03x135: (Oct/07/2005) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

etalk (2002) 
  Nickelback, the cast of 'The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part One' 13x49: (Nov/06/2014) As Themselves 

WWE Monday Night RAW (1993) 
  2011 Tribute to the Troops (Fayetteville, NC) (Dec/13/2011) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The 20 (1994) 
  Season 7, Episode 37 07x37: (Sep/12/2009) As Themselves, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Bill Maher, Kristin Chenoweth, Nickelback 17x42: (Nov/19/2008) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Elijah Wood, Johnny Holiday, Nickelback 14x13: (Oct/05/2005) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Alicia Silverstone, Nickleback 12x09: (Sep/25/2003) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Jenna Elfman, Breckin Meyer, Nickleback 10x70: (Oct/08/2001) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

VH1 Rock Honors (2006) 
  2nd Annual VH1 Rock Honors 01x02: (May/24/2007) As Themselves 

Wetten, dass..? (1981) 
  Bremen (5) 27x03: (Dec/09/2006) As Themselves ("If Everyone Cared"), [Musical Guests]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Michael J. Fox, Ken Capling, Nickelback (in Toronto) 11x71: (Feb/11/2004) As Themselves 
Featured Songs

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Songs:
Out of My Mind + Breath 
Cold Case Songs:
Ghost of My Child + Far Away 
Saving Sammy + Someday 
Bones Songs:
The Wannabe in the Weeds + Far Away 
WWE Pay-Per-View Songs:
Elimination Chamber 2012 - Milwaukee, WI + This Means War 
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Their 5th album, For All the Right Reasons, was the band's first to hit number one on the charts, and it was also the first for their record company.

Their CD "The State" went gold in the US

Their CD "The Long Road" went platinum 2 times in the US

Their CD "Silver Side Up" went platinum 5 times in the US

Their CD "Silver Side Up" took 5 weeks to make

Lead singer Chad Kroeger spent 2 months in juvenile hall when he was 14

Lead singer Chad Kroeger sold soccer magazines before the band was created

Their CD "Silver Side Up" was released on September 11, 2001 and their tour bus was just ten miles away from where United Flight 93 crashed

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