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
Nickelback has been described as many genres but the most common you will hear are mainstream rock, alternative rock, and post-grunge rock.
The State (1999)
Silver Side Up (2001)
The Long Road (2003)
All the Right Reasons (2005)
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.
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
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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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