Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger snapped in the studio with One Direction

No official announcement regarding a collaboration has been forthcoming

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has been spotted in the studio with One Direction‘s Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.

A photograph of the trio was posted to Instagram by Daughtry drummer Robin Diaz, though no official announcement regarding a potential Nickelback-1D collaboration has been made.

Family Photo with Chad's engineer Gordini fastest cat behind the board!💥

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Kroeger was in the news last year after a London man started a campaign to raise enough money to keep Nickelback out of the city forever. The singer was asked about the fund-raising effort during an October interview with The Pulse Of Radio and said that he finds the whole thing amusing. “I love it. More controversy that surrounds either myself, my personal life, the band, whatever – I think it’s hilarious,” he said.

“All these critics, they’re just tireless. They keep ragging on the band. If they had stopped writing all this stuff about us, there would be no controversy left in the band and we probably would have died out years ago. They don’t know that they’re still responsible for us being around today.”